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.
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.

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