On June 30, the Normandy School District disappears and a state-operated entity takes over, hiring teachers and other staff from scratch.
Dianna Sumner teaches social studies at Carnahan High School in South St. Louis.
Quinn says he wants a budget that properly funds Illinois schools, as Democratic leaders continue their push to extend a temporary income tax increase.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he will veto legislation seeking to overhaul a law that requires unaccredited school districts to pay costs for students to transfer to better-performing nearby schools.
Madigan says collecting a 3 percent surcharge on income greater than $1 million would pump an extra $550 per pupil into the state education fund.
Treasurer Clint Zweifel was in St. Louis Thursday, talking to students about the importance of saving for college, as the price tag for a degree keeps getting bigger.
This week, the state decided to dissolve the district and replace it with a state-run organization.
The Missouri Board of Education voted today to lapse the unaccredited Normandy School District, and replace it with the Normandy Schools Collaborative, a new local education agency, and a new governing board.
Susan Martin promised her kindergarten through fourth-grade students at St. Gregory’s School a reward for each 10,000 minutes they spent reading on their own time this year.
The road map toward re-accreditation for Normandy schools will be laid out later today.