Missouri House OKs Budget with Hike in K-12 School FundingThe proposed funding increase for public schools comes after lawmakers last year passed legislation to lower funding targets in state law, a policy Democratic lawmakers slammed.
Rapper Donates to More Schools; Bulls Kick in $1 MillionHe's secured an additional $1 million from the Chicago Bulls for his New Chance Arts and Literature Fund.
Madison County Retail Tax Increase Up To VoteEducators in Madison County hope voters will agree to a one percent increase in the county's retail tax.
Ill. Nonprofit Donates Computers to StudentsThere's a new effort underway to get computers into the hands of more students in Illinois.
Missouri House Passes Charter Expansion BillA proposal that would allow charters to operate in more heavily-populated districts such as Springfield and Columbia.
Charter School Expansion Hot Topic In Jefferson CityDoes it come down to innovation versus accountability?
Greitens Slams Health Care Expenses in New $27.6 Billion BudgetMissouri Gov. Eric Greitens says tax credits and high costs for health care have caused state budget problems.
No Free Lunch: Donors Come Forward to Erase Students' DebtsChildren from the poorest families get free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch, but some struggle to pay even reduced prices.
School Districts Begin Dealing With Transportation Budget CutsFor at least one, adjustments won't come from transportation but other programs.
Illinois is Short 600 School Substitutes a Day, Study FindsThe study finds that teachers call in more than 16,500 absences each week.
Legislation Would Require Illinois Schools to Test for LeadThe new bill applies to schools built before 2000 with Pre-K through 5th grade classes, requiring them to test for lead in kitchen sinks and drinking fountains.
Gov. Nixon Makes Final Stop in St. Louis at SLPSMissouri Governor Jay Nixon made a final stop in St. Louis Thursday in his final few days as governor.

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