Budget Tensions Rise in Jefferson CityMissouri's Senate is expected to take up its version of the state's budget this week after a closed-door meeting late last week by the governor with legislative leaders and budget chairs.
Bills Targeting Transgender Bathroom Access are FlounderingThe bills have taken on a new significance this week following the decision by President Donald Trump's administration to revoke an Obama-era federal directive instructing public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms of their chosen gender.
Nearly 1 in 4 Illinois Teachers Have 10-Plus Absent DaysData shows almost one in four public school teachers in Illinois miss more than 10 days of the school year.
New Bill Focuses on Testing Students for DyslexiaThe goal is to determine how and when students in Missouri public schools should be tested.
Elected St. Louis Public School Board Given Second ChanceThe school system will again be governed by an elected board, not state appointed, as it has been for the last nine years.
Emanuel Says Chicago Schools Will Open on Time This FallChicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool said Thursday the state action ``builds a foundation for cementing a long-term education funding solution.''
Illinois Lawmakers Pressing Toward Budget DealIllinois Republican senators say lawmakers are nearing an agreement on a six-month budget plan and a full-year's funding for public schools.
Illinois Considers Legalizing Daily Fantasy Sports BettingIllinois is among several states with pending legislation on the issue this year.
Prop 1 Might Break a 25-Year Trend in St. LouisThe plan would raise the tax bill on a $100,000 home in the city by about $140 a year.
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.