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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

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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

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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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Bullying Bill Not Gaining Traction in Jefferson City

A bill that would make school’s bullying policies stricter is in danger of dying as the clock runs out on the legislative session.

04/30/2012

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Controversial “Don’t Say Gay” Bill Debated In MO House

A bill that would prohibit the discussion of sexual orientation in public schools is being debated in Jefferson City.

04/23/2012

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Rex Sinquefield’s KKK Comments Draw Ire of Educators

He quotes column saying KKK started public schools

02/10/2012

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