Gov. Rauner OKs 'Piecemeal' Spending Plan in Rare CompromiseThe conservative businessman has steadfastly opposed ``piecemeal'' spending during the deadlock now in its sixth month but reached a compromise on the matter with Democrats last week.
Enrollment Dips 1,500 for St. Louis SchoolsThe biggest reason for the drop is students departing for schools elsewhere in the region.
Columbia Public Schools Adopt Gender Identity ProtectionsEight students who identify as transgender are attending Columbia Public Schools this year, according to Superintendent Peter Stiepleman, who supported the proposal.
Missouri Legislature Passes $26 Billion Spending PlanMissouri lawmakers passed a $26 billion budget plan on Thursday for the next fiscal year that would increase basic aid for K-12 public schools while holding spending for social services stagnant.
Missouri House Initially OKs Pledge of Allegiance in EnglishA Republican lawmaker said a measure to require Missouri public schools recite the Pledge of Allegiance in English is needed because that's the official language of the state.
Kansas Governor Announces Cuts To Public Schools, Higher EdKansas Gov. Sam Brownback says he's going to cut nearly $45 million in funding for public schools and higher education in March.
Lawsuit Challenges Missouri Teacher Tenure LimitsA new lawsuit seeks to block the public from voting on a proposed constitutional amendment that would limit tenure protections for public school teachers.
Missouri Lawmakers Agree on Education FundingPublic schools would get a $115 million increase on top of their current $3.1 billion in basic funding.
Missouri Senate Panel Approves Spending PlanThe Appropriations Committee on Wednesday endorsed its plan for state spending during the fiscal year that begins July 1.
Nixon Announces Education Spending RestrictionsMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced plans Thursday to freeze $22 million that had been budgeted for public schools and colleges because lawmakers failed to include enough money in a mid-year spending plan passed this week.
Mo. Charter Schools Group Defends Education CommissionerState Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro is accused of working with groups opposed to public education.
Nixon Seeks Full Funding For Mo. Public SchoolsMissouri's current budget provides almost $3.1 billion in basic aid to elementary and secondary schools.