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File photo of a concealed weapons training class for teachers. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

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

Education

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

Education

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

Photo: Vito Palmisano/Getty Images

New Report Looks at Illinois’ 5 Public Pension Systems

Not to be confused with the underfunding which is blamed for the problem, the actuaries say the boards of the five systems are using reasonable assumptions in calculating the returns.

12/31/2012

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Standards For Teachers In Missouri Are On The Rise

Teachers out of college already must have a higher grade point average, but now even the college they come from may be scrutinized.

12/27/2012

(Photo by KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

“Bar Exam” Proposed For Aspiring Teachers

The test would assess mastery of subject matter, competency in teaching methods and even confidence and compassion.

12/07/2012

(Photo: Publicity shots of Dick Devos, union opponent, and James P. Hoffa, union organizer)

Digital Debate: Teamster’s Hoffa & Amway Heir DeVos: Clash Over Unions!

James P. Hoffa and Dick DeVos have vastly differing views of unions, which is why in this heated political climate battles are raging across America over unions in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, California and other states, the two took time to participate in CBS Local Digital Debate.

10/29/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum Obama/Romney: Square Off Over Education and Energy

Today on the CBS Local forum, Romney and Obama were asked: What will you do to make the U.S. more energy independent?

10/12/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum Obama/Romney: Debating Cities and Education

When it comes to America’s future, the issue of education rises to the top for many which is why Obama and Romney were asked to weigh in on it as well.

10/11/2012

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