Missouri 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.
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 activities ahead of the Ferguson grand jury announcement.
The 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.
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.
Schools 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.
The 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.
Missouri Senate committee tackles a student transfer law and addresses struggling school districts such as Normandy and Riverview Gardens.
CEE-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.
The four senators, two Democrats and two Republicans, say their legislation makes much-needed modifications.