Missouri National Education Association http://kbia.org en Mo. education commissioner helped group with ballot intiative http://kbia.org/post/mo-education-commissioner-helped-group-ballot-intiative <p>Public records have shown that Missouri's education commissioner provided advice to a group backing a ballot initiative that would end tenure protections for teachers.</p><p>Emails show that Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro met with an advocate for the proposed initiative a year ago and provided suggestions about its wording. Nicastro also reviewed a final version of the initiative before it was filed this March with the secretary of state's office.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 21:32:56 +0000 Associated Press 44099 at http://kbia.org Mo. education commissioner helped group with ballot intiative Mo. teachers group running ads against tax cut http://kbia.org/post/mo-teachers-group-running-ads-against-tax-cut <p>A Missouri teachers union says it is spending at least $100,000 on commercials urging state lawmakers to uphold the governor's veto of an income tax cut.</p><p>The Missouri chapter of the National Education Association says the TV and radio spots began running Tuesday and will continue for a week. The ads assert the tax cut would benefit "corporate special interests" while "stealing money from our schools."</p><p>Lawmakers are to convene Sept. 11 to decide whether to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto.</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 21:55:15 +0000 Person: Associated Press 39895 at http://kbia.org Mo. teachers group running ads against tax cut Mo. chapter of NEA to send delegates to national conference http://kbia.org/post/mo-chapter-nea-send-delegates-national-conference <p>Although kids may not be in the classroom, Missouri educators are still working this summer to prepare for the upcoming school year.&nbsp;</p><p>The National Education Association (NEA) is hosting a meeting July 1 through 5 to discuss pressing educational issues. Public school teachers, librarians, coaches and custodians are just some of the members of the Missouri NEA that are working to improve educational issues around Missouri. About 10,000 delegates from around the nation will be present at the NEA Representative Assembly this year.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 12:25:28 +0000 Genevieve Reaume 35841 at http://kbia.org Possible budget cuts could affect public schools http://kbia.org/post/possible-budget-cuts-could-affect-public-schools <p>The Missouri National Education Association is warning of the fallout for public schools if congress does not act to avoid the so called fiscal cliff.&nbsp;<strong>&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p><p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 23:24:19 +0000 Sapna Khatri 25555 at http://kbia.org Possible budget cuts could affect public schools Missouri Seeks Exemption from No Child Left Behind Act http://kbia.org/post/missouri-seeks-exemption-no-child-left-behind-act <p>Missouri&rsquo;s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced Thursday it is pursuing a waiver that would exempt the state from certain requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Fri, 21 Oct 2011 23:07:17 +0000 2219 at http://kbia.org