teacher tenure http://kbia.org en Missouri NEA president calls for teacher involvement in common core and tenure decisions http://kbia.org/post/missouri-nea-president-calls-teacher-involvement-common-core-and-tenure-decisions <p>Educators across Missouri have been debating the issues of common core state standards and teacher tenure. Missouri National Education Association President, Charles E. Smith, said whatever route Missouri goes, teachers should be involved in the decision.</p><p>The bill that could replace national common core standards with a new set of standards developed by Missouri state educators is still sitting on Governor Nixon's desk.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:21:05 +0000 Ashley Reese 54989 at http://kbia.org Missouri NEA president calls for teacher involvement in common core and tenure decisions Signatures submitted to allow teacher tenure and early voting on Novemeber ballot http://kbia.org/post/signatures-submitted-allow-teacher-tenure-and-early-voting-novemeber-ballot <p>Backers of initiative petitions to eliminate teacher tenure and to allow an early voting period have submitted signatures to get the measure on the November ballot.</p><p> Mon, 05 May 2014 21:45:52 +0000 Associated Press 52480 at http://kbia.org Signatures submitted to allow teacher tenure and early voting on Novemeber ballot Sinquefield gives $1.3M to Mo. political efforts in December http://kbia.org/post/sinquefield-gives-13m-mo-political-efforts-december <p></p><p>Missouri's most prolific political financier gave nearly $1.3 million to various political causes in the closing weeks of 2013.</p><p>Online state campaign finance reports show that retired investment firm executive Rex Sinquefield gave $750,000 to Teachgreat.org, $495,000 to Grow Missouri and $25,000 to Missourians for Excellence in Government during the final weeks of December. Thu, 02 Jan 2014 22:45:12 +0000 Associated Press 46135 at http://kbia.org Sinquefield gives $1.3M to Mo. political efforts in December 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 House narrowly passes teacher layoff bill http://kbia.org/post/house-narrowly-passes-teacher-layoff-bill <p>The Missouri House passed legislation yesterday that would bar school administrators from using teacher seniority in layoffs. Under the bill, teachers&#39; performance would need to be the most important factor in those decisions.</p><p> Fri, 04 May 2012 15:06:40 +0000 Associated Press & Ashley Hartman 13550 at http://kbia.org House narrowly passes teacher layoff bill Newscast for April 6, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-april-6-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA&nbsp;newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>House endorses teacher tenure compromise</li><li>Ruling could doom payday loan ballot initiative</li><li>Missouri House approves advertising on school buses</li></ul> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 14:15:30 +0000 Jacob Fenston 11946 at http://kbia.org Newscast for April 6, 2012 House endorses teacher tenure compromise http://kbia.org/post/house-endorses-teacher-tenure-compromise <p>Legislation that would require teachers to work more years in a school district before earning tenure has received first-round approval in the Missouri Senate.</p><p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 13:56:45 +0000 Marshall Griffin 11942 at http://kbia.org House endorses teacher tenure compromise