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Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri. Photo: Getty Images,  Jordan McAlister

Missouri Legislature Passes $26 Billion Spending Plan

Missouri 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.

04/23/2015

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Missouri House Initially OKs Pledge of Allegiance in English

A 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.

04/01/2015

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback. (credit:  Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Kansas Governor Announces Cuts To Public Schools, Higher Ed

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says he’s going to cut nearly $45 million in funding for public schools and higher education in March.

02/05/2015

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Lawsuit Challenges Missouri Teacher Tenure Limits

A new lawsuit seeks to block the public from voting on a proposed constitutional amendment that would limit tenure protections for public school teachers.

06/17/2014

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Missouri Lawmakers Agree on Education Funding

Public schools would get a $115 million increase on top of their current $3.1 billion in basic funding.

05/06/2014

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Missouri Senate Panel Approves Spending Plan

The Appropriations Committee on Wednesday endorsed its plan for state spending during the fiscal year that begins July 1.

04/24/2014

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Nixon Announces Education Spending Restrictions

Missouri 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.

04/11/2014

Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro

Mo. Charter Schools Group Defends Education Commissioner

State Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro is accused of working with groups opposed to public education.

12/18/2013

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Nixon Seeks Full Funding For Mo. Public Schools

Missouri’s current budget provides almost $3.1 billion in basic aid to elementary and secondary schools.

10/22/2013

First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are Hungry

In recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.

09/26/2012

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