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.
Students, Faculty to Plead Case for Normandy SchoolsStudents from Normandy schools in St. Louis County are asking Missouri lawmakers to save their school district.
Aggressive Approach to Academic AchievementDepartment of Education unveils proposal to avoid loss of accreditation for school districts.
Study Looks at Missouri's Struggling Districts
Education Officials Mull Struggling School PlansMissouri education officials are digging into proposals to help struggling school districts.
Missouri Lawmakers To Confront Student TransfersMissouri lawmakers are facing pressure to address a student transfer law and unaccredited school districts.