Students at Failing Missouri Schools Score Low on New TestMost students at Missouri's two failing school districts aren't proficient in Math or English and scored lower on standardized tests than students statewide, data released Monday by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education show.
Missouri Student Transfers Up Slightly This School YearMore than 1,170 Missouri students from two failing school systems in the St. Louis area have been placed in other nearby districts for the upcoming school year, only slightly more than the nearly 1,150 students who switched from the Riverview Gardens and Normandy schools last year, new data show.
Nixon to Veto Student Transfers BillMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon will veto a bill to revamp the state's system allowing students to transfer from failing schools, two Missouri lawmakers who took a lead in crafting the legislation said on Thursday.
St. Louis-area Schools Agree to Help Failing Districts A group of St. Louis-area schools are banding together to help two failing districts get back on track, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced Tuesday.
Local Schools Cancel After-School ActivitiesLocal schools cancel after-school activities ahead of the Ferguson grand jury announcement.
St. Louis-Area School Districts Preparing for Grand Jury AnnouncementThe Jennings School District has called off school Monday and Tuesday. The district had already planned to shut down Wednesday through the end of the week for Thanksgiving.
Education Officials Laud Riverview Gardens for Jump in Accreditation Scores It was a night of congratulations for the Riverview Garden's School district as the state education department met with parents for an update on the district's progress.
Grants to Aid Ferguson Area Firms, SchoolsSchools and businesses damaged during unrest in Ferguson and Dellwood in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown are about to get some help.
University City Rejects Normandy Transfer StudentsThe district's board voted Thursday to tell students who had already transferred from Normandy that they will not be allowed to return to University City in the fall.
Senate Panel to Consider Missouri School BillsMissouri Senate committee tackles a student transfer law and addresses struggling school districts such as Normandy and Riverview Gardens.
Consultant Proposes Dismantling Failing Missouri School DistrictsCEE-Trust was tapped to come up with a plan last year as a new state law gave the State Board of Education greater powers to intervene in troubled school systems.
Local State Lawmakers Propose School Transfer OverhaulThe four senators, two Democrats and two Republicans, say their legislation makes much-needed modifications.