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Nixon Vetoes Student Transfers Bill, Some St. Louis-Area Legislators Frustrated

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon today vetoed House Bill 42, saying it fails to solve the problems of unaccredited school districts in the St. Louis region and creates new problems and mandates for public schools across the state.

06/26/2015

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Nixon to Veto Student Transfers Bill

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.

06/25/2015

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon shakes the hand of Dr. Charles Pearson of the Normandy Schools Collaborative (L) after it was announced that St. Louis-area superintendents and education leaders will provide a range of services aimed at improving the educational performance and financial stability of the unaccredited Normandy and Riverview Gardens school districts, in Bel Nor, Missouri on June 23, 2015. In addition, the Governor announced that he is providing $1 million in state funds for intensive reading instruction in Normandy and Riverview Gardens.  Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

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.

06/23/2015

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon listens to residents and faith and community leaders as they discuss unrest in the town of Ferguson following the shooting death of Michael Brown during a forum held at Christ the King UCC Church on Aug. 14, 2014 in Florissant, Mo. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Nixon Seeks $50M Increase in Basic School Aid

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon plans to propose a $50 million increase in basic school aid during Wednesday’s State of the State address, but some education groups already have concerns that it won’t be enough to avoid potential cuts.

01/21/2015

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More School Districts Join Request for a Sunday Grand Jury Announcement

The number of school districts asking for the grand jury’s decision on whether or not it will indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson to not be announced during the school day has grown to 20.

10/30/2014

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School Districts Using ‘Walking School Buses’ To Fight Childhood Obesity, Improve Attendance

Walking school buses are catching on in school districts nationwide because they are seen as a way to fight childhood obesity, improve attendance rates and ensure that kids get to school safely.

05/26/2014

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Mo. Mulls State Funds To Districts For Preschool

Legislation advancing at the state Capitol would allow public schools to begin counting some children attending early childhood education programs toward the basic state funding they receive.

04/19/2014

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Students, Faculty to Plead Case for Normandy Schools

Students from Normandy schools in St. Louis County are asking Missouri lawmakers to save their school district.

03/12/2014

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Aggressive Approach to Academic Achievement

Department of Education unveils proposal to avoid loss of accreditation for school districts.

02/19/2014

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Study Looks at Missouri’s Struggling Districts

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The St. Louis area schools partnership known as Education Plus is releasing details of a study of unaccredited school districts. Education Plus says a task force has been working on the […]

02/11/2014

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