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Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro

Missouri Education Commissioner to Resign

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.

09/15/2014

Demonstrators protest the killing of teenager Michael Brown outside Greater St. Marks Family Church while Browns family along with civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton and a capacity crowd of guests met inside to discuss the killing on August 12, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a police officer on Saturday in the nearby suburb of Ferguson. Ferguson has experienced two days of violent protests since the killing but, tonight the town remained mostly peaceful. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Teachers to Discuss How to Engage Students About Michael Brown, Ferguson

A local professor says educators don’t have to avoid talking about recent events in Ferguson in the classroom.

09/02/2014

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State Report: Normandy District Still Declining

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.

08/29/2014

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WGU Online University to Graduate First Class This Weekend

A local college will hand out diplomas this weekend—even though none of the graduates has spent a single day in a classroom.

08/08/2014

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Sides Are Drawn on Amendment 3 Teacher Evaluation Bill

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.

08/08/2014

On July 17, the University City School Board voted 5-2 to overturn their previous controversial decision to kick out Normandy transfer students. Photo: KMOX/Michael Calhoun

University City Will Accept Normandy Transfer Students

University City school board members have changed their mind about rejecting transfers students from Normandy.

07/18/2014

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Survey: Most Illinois Teachers Happy with Their Jobs

The poll conducted by the Illinois Federation of Teachers shows there’s a lot of job satisfaction.

06/27/2014

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University City Rejects Normandy Transfer Students

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.

06/27/2014

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Francis Howell No Longer Accepting Students From Normandy

The 400 students who transferred to the Francis Howell School District will no longer be able to attend school there.

06/20/2014

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Normandy School District Drops Lawsuit Challenging Transfer Law

On Thursday, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released new school transfer guidelines.

06/20/2014

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