Missouri Student Transfers Up Slightly This School YearMore 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.
Nixon to Veto Student Transfers BillMissouri 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.
A Look at Key Bills from Missouri's 2015 Legislative SessionHere's a look at where some of the major issues stand before Friday's deadline to pass bills.
Normandy Students Challenge Transfer LawA lawsuit seeking to allow more Normandy School District students to transfer out of the district gets its first hearing this morning.
Normandy Parents Sue Over School Transfer ChangesA 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.
Normandy Schools Won't Need Missouri BailoutIts 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.
Nixon Upholds Vow to Veto Student Transfer BillMissouri's chief executive calls bill a "dangerous voucher scheme."
Normandy Schools Collaborative Gets New LeadershipThe State Board of Education took steps to break the cycle of low achievement and fundamentally change the way Normandy schools will function
Lawmakers Seek to Complete Missouri School BillMissouri lawmakers are trying to resolve differences on legislation revising the state's law on student transfers from failing school districts.
Study Looks at Missouri's Struggling Districts
Charlie Brennan - Friday, September 13th - Dr. Art McCoy on Student Transfer to Ferguson-Florissant; Andrew Vaughn and Katie Hartford Hogue on John Hartford; and Frmr. NY Police Commissioner Bill BrattonCharlie talks with Dr. Art McCoy of the Ferg-Flor School District about student transfers from Riverview Gardens and Normandy; with Andrew Vaughn and Katie Hartford Hogue about Bluegrass Musician John Hartford; and with Bill Bratton, former NYC Police Commissiner and former L.A. Police Chief about urban crime.
Missouri Committee Plans Hearing on Student TransfersStudent transfers out of struggling Missouri school districts will be on the docket for a fall meeting of the Legislature's Joint Committee on Education.