Missouri Governor Signs Budget, Cuts $250M in SpendingThis includes money for K-12 school buses, higher education and social services.
Ratings Agency Downgrades Credit of 6 Illinois UniversitiesS&P downgraded City Colleges four notches. The colleges' credit hours dropped 22 percent from 2010-16.
Dispute Settled Over Degree Offerings From Missouri SchoolsThe report says research and professional degrees are exclusively the role of the four University of Missouri schools and that 12 community colleges should stick to granting associate degrees and certificates.
Feds Side With Women Suing Kansas State Over Alleged RapesThey say the university's policy to not investigate complaints of student-on-student rape when the attacks occur off-campus is wrong.
Counselor: Students Often 'Come Out' to School Counselors FirstEven with the large turnout for Sunday's parade, many students are still hesitant to come out to their family and friends for fear of rejection.
New Missouri Law Aimed at Helping College Transfer StudentsIt will create a scholarship for low-income high school students who take college classes.
Suicide Prevention Measure Advancing in Missouri LegislatureThe proposal calls on K-12 school districts to adopt suicide awareness training and policies by July 2018.
Illinois Senate Approves $454 Million More for CollegesLawmakers approved the bill on a near unanimous vote and sent the measure to the House, which can take it up as soon as Tuesday when state representatives return to Springfield.
National Grade Inflation Trend Hits University of MissouriGrades keep climbing at less selective schools and on elite Ivy League campuses.
Missouri Senate Passes $27 Billion Spending PlanSenators voted Thursday to approve a $27 billion budget for the fiscal year starting July 1.
Missouri Senate Panel Boosts Higher Education FundingA House version passed earlier this month would provide about a $9 million increase.
Missouri Bill Would Strip Scholarships if Athletes Strike The bill would require colleges and universities to fine coaches for helping student athletes strike.

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