Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro said Monday that she plans to resign later this year, ending a tenure during which she repeatedly came under criticism as the state adopted new school accreditation standards and dealt with struggling districts.
A local professor says educators don’t have to avoid talking about recent events in Ferguson in the classroom.
Newly released state data shows the struggling Normandy school district in St. Louis County saw its academic performance drop to the lowest in the state during a tumultuous school year that saw hundreds of its students transfer.
A local college will hand out diplomas this weekend—even though none of the graduates has spent a single day in a classroom.
Supporters claim it would protect teachers in layoffs and promotions by tying their pay to student performance, while detractors say a one-size-fits-all approach isn’t best.
University City school board members have changed their mind about rejecting transfers students from Normandy.
The poll conducted by the Illinois Federation of Teachers shows there’s a lot of job satisfaction.
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.
The 400 students who transferred to the Francis Howell School District will no longer be able to attend school there.
On Thursday, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released new school transfer guidelines.