More than 1,170 Missouri students from two failing school systems in the St. Louis area have been placed in other nearby districts for the upcoming school year, only slightly more than the nearly 1,150 students who switched from the Riverview Gardens and Normandy schools last year, new data show.
Missouri 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.
Here’s a look at where some of the major issues stand before Friday’s deadline to pass bills.
A lawsuit seeking to allow more Normandy School District students to transfer out of the district gets its first hearing this morning.
A group of Normandy school district parents has filed suit over recent changes to student attendance rules that limit the number of pupils who can transfer to better-performing schools in other districts.
Its finances worsened this past year, in part, because of a state law that requires unaccredited districts to pay the costs of students choosing to transfer elsewhere.
Missouri’s chief executive calls bill a “dangerous voucher scheme.”
The State Board of Education took steps to break the cycle of low achievement and fundamentally change the way Normandy schools will function
Missouri lawmakers are trying to resolve differences on legislation revising the state’s law on student transfers from failing school districts.
ST. LOUIS (AP) – The St. Louis area schools partnership known as Education Plus is releasing details of a study of unaccredited school districts. Education Plus says a task force has been working on the […]