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Missouri Inline with the Nation for Policies Impacting Teachers

Missouri is leading the way in making sure middle school and high school teachers know the content they are teaching.

02/03/2014

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Teachers Find Home Visits Help In The Classroom

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.

12/30/2013

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Classes Resume After Mount Olive Teachers’ Strike Ends

Mount Olive’s school board and the teachers’ union met for five hours Saturday and announced the agreement.

12/16/2013

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Ark. Panel Bars Districts From Arming Teachers

A state licensing board has barred two Arkansas school districts from arming teachers, administrators and staff as volunteer security guards.

09/11/2013

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Sinquefield Puts $100K More Into Teacher Evaluation Plan

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.

05/29/2013

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Youngest Students Lack Male Role Models in Classroom

Educators say the youngest students may be lacking important role models because far fewer men teach.

04/15/2013

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Even In Pro-Gun States, Bid To Arm Teachers Stalls

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.

04/08/2013

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Missouri Senate Votes For Easier Dismissal of Bad Teachers

Missouri Senate has given first-round approval to legislation that would allow tenured St. Louis teachers to be fired for “incompetency.”

03/14/2013

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Litchfield Teachers Approve New Contract, Avoid Strike

Details of the agreement have not been announced but union officials told KMOX there was give and take on both sides.

01/08/2013

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Education on Agenda for Missouri Legislative Session

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.

01/01/2013

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