Mo. House Passes School Transfer ChangesThe Missouri House has passed a plan to change laws on students transferring from failing schools.
Illinois School Districts File Suit Against State for FundingSeventeen Illinois school districts claim in a lawsuit that the state has failed to adequately fund public education.
St. Louis Public Schools Recommended for Full AccreditationThe district lost its accreditation in 2007 because of poor academic performance and ineffective leadership.
US Gives Directive to Schools on Transgender Bathroom AccessThe directive is in formal guidance being sent to school districts Friday by the departments of Education and Justice.
School Districts Send West Lake Landfill Letters HomeSchool districts are sending letters home, trying to soothe concerns about the underground fire and buried nuclear waste next-door.
Nixon Vetoes Student Transfers Bill, Some St. Louis-Area Legislators FrustratedMissouri 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.
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.
Nixon Seeks $50M Increase in Basic School AidMissouri 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.
More School Districts Join Request for a Sunday Grand Jury AnnouncementThe 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.
School Districts Using 'Walking School Buses' To Fight Childhood Obesity, Improve AttendanceWalking 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.
Mo. Mulls State Funds To Districts For PreschoolLegislation 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.