Missouri is leading the way in making sure middle school and high school teachers know the content they are teaching.
In days gone by, a knock on the door by a teacher or school official used to mean a child was in trouble. Not anymore, at least for parents and students at Clay Elementary School.
Mount Olive’s school board and the teachers’ union met for five hours Saturday and announced the agreement.
A state licensing board has barred two Arkansas school districts from arming teachers, administrators and staff as volunteer security guards.
The Missouri businessman has put an additional $100,000 into a potential ballot initiative limiting teacher contracts and requiring schools to use a performance-based evaluation system for staff.
Educators say the youngest students may be lacking important role models because far fewer men teach.
When a gunman killed 26 children and staff at a Connecticut grade school, Missouri Rep. Mike Kelley quickly proposed legislation that would allow trained teachers to carry hidden guns into the classroom as a “line of defense” against attackers.
Missouri Senate has given first-round approval to legislation that would allow tenured St. Louis teachers to be fired for “incompetency.”
Details of the agreement have not been announced but union officials told KMOX there was give and take on both sides.
How teachers are evaluated, held accountable and earn job-protecting tenure could be on the docket when a supermajority of Republicans takes control next month of the Missouri Legislature.