education funding http://kbia.org en Nixon announces education funding cuts http://kbia.org/post/nixon-announces-education-funding-cuts <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri&nbsp;</span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Jay Nixon is making more cuts to public education because of a decline in casino and lottery revenues.</span></p><p>Nixon announced more than $35 million of new spending restrictions Tuesday. That's on top of $22 million of restrictions announced in April.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 20:41:24 +0000 Associated Press 53331 at http://kbia.org Nixon announces education funding cuts Missouri lawmakers pass university funding changes http://kbia.org/post/missouri-lawmakers-pass-university-funding-changes <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri's&nbsp;public universities and community colleges would need to implement performance-based funding under legislation given final approval by the Legislature.</span></p><p>Under the bill, the schools would work with the Department of Higher Education to develop goals that would then be used to determine part of their funding. Colleges also would be required to develop a performance criteria related to student job placement.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 22:13:01 +0000 Associated Press 53077 at http://kbia.org Missouri lawmakers pass university funding changes Exam: Mo. lawmakers to decide fate of education bills as end of session nears http://kbia.org/post/exam-mo-lawmakers-decide-fate-education-bills-end-session-nears <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Morgan County R-2 School District has finalized plans for a new auditorium that will double as a safe room for tornadoes.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KBIA’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Marissanne</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Lewis-Thompson tells us the</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> district will use a grant from the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (</span>SEMA)<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;to help finance the project.</span></p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 13:24:53 +0000 Katarina Sostaric 52515 at http://kbia.org Exam: Mo. lawmakers to decide fate of education bills as end of session nears Missouri Senate Passes Budget Bills For K-12, Higher Education http://kbia.org/post/missouri-senate-passes-budget-bills-k-12-higher-education <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Marshall Griffin/St. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 13:22:30 +0000 Marshall Griffin 52125 at http://kbia.org Missouri Senate Passes Budget Bills For K-12, Higher Education Missouri universities raise funding concerns http://kbia.org/post/missouri-universities-raise-funding-concerns-0 <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Officials from Missouri's public universities are raising concerns about reduced revenues for education as state lawmakers consider an income tax cut.</span></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:17:05 +0000 Associated Press 51444 at http://kbia.org Missouri universities raise funding concerns Missouri universities raise funding concerns http://kbia.org/post/missouri-universities-raise-funding-concerns <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Officials from Missouri's public universities are raising concerns about reduced revenues for education as state lawmakers consider an income tax cut.</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:03:12 +0000 Associated Press 51408 at http://kbia.org Lawmakers consider new education funding formula http://kbia.org/post/lawmakers-consider-new-education-funding-formula <p>State lawmakers return from their spring break today, and the Missouri House is preparing to consider a proposed state budget that partly ties education funding to the strength of the economy.</p><p>House Majority Leader John Diehl says debate will begin this week on the budget for the next fiscal year. The plan endorsed by the House Budget Committee would add $122 million to the state's $3 billion in basic school funding. But if state revenues meet more optimistic projections, then it would provide a $278 million increase for schools.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:07:21 +0000 Associated Press 50115 at http://kbia.org Lawmakers consider new education funding formula Mo. school funding gap hits some more than others http://kbia.org/post/mo-school-funding-gap-hits-some-more-others <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 15px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">A state funding shortfall is hitting some Missouri school districts harder than others.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 22:40:14 +0000 Associated Press 49900 at http://kbia.org Mo. school funding gap hits some more than others Gov. Nixon pitches deal for income tax cut http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-pitches-deal-income-tax-cut <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Gov. Jay Nixon says he would enact an income tax cut, if lawmakers agree to several contingencies.</p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 23:09:09 +0000 Associated Press 48143 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon pitches deal for income tax cut Nixon seeks full funding for Mo. public schools http://kbia.org/post/nixon-seeks-full-funding-mo-public-schools <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he is working toward full funding for public schools by the time he leaves office in January 2017.</p><p>This year's budget includes has about $3 billion for elementary and secondary schools. But that's roughly $600 million less than what is called for under Missouri's school funding formula for this year.</p><p>The amounts prescribed by the formula change yearly. If schools receive all of the funds in this year's budget, Missouri would have to spend an additional $560 million to meet next year's target.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 21:13:11 +0000 Person: Associated Press 42537 at http://kbia.org Nixon seeks full funding for Mo. public schools Mo. House passes $25B budget without Medicaid plan http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-passes-25b-budget-without-medicaid-plan <p>The Missouri House has passed a nearly $25 billion budget that would fund modest increases for public education, but not the Medicaid expansion sought by Gov. Jay Nixon. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 19:45:46 +0000 Associated Press 31146 at http://kbia.org Mo. House passes $25B budget without Medicaid plan State Fair Community College receives funds to enhance programs http://kbia.org/post/state-fair-community-college-receives-funds-enhance-programs <p>A new manufacturing consortium between nine community colleges around the state is focused on improving the education for manufacturing students. The $15 million program, in conjunction with <a href="http://governor.mo.gov/newsroom/2012/Gov_Nixon_announces_nearly_18_million_for_career_education_in_advanced_manufacturing_public_safety" target="_blank">MOManufacturingWINs</a>, provides specialized training. Dana Kelchner, State Fair Community College spokeswoman, said the program might change, but it’s to guide the students toward certification.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 16:29:55 +0000 Jonathan Deutsch 22884 at http://kbia.org State Fair Community College receives funds to enhance programs Mo., Kan. universities seek out-of-state students http://kbia.org/post/mo-kan-universities-seek-out-state-students <p>Out-of-state students are becoming increasingly important to universities in Missouri and Kansas, which are trying to make up for cuts in higher education funding. Mon, 13 Aug 2012 22:47:16 +0000 Associated Press 19343 at http://kbia.org Missouri higher education officials plan conference http://kbia.org/post/missouri-higher-education-officials-plan-conference <p>Officials of Missouri colleges and universities will gather next week for a day-long conference on issues including finances and academic quality.</p><p>The state Coordinating Board for Higher Educations is sponsoring the June 7 meeting in Columbia. It&#39;s expected to draw about 100 top administrators and members of governing boards, along with leaders of national organizations.</p> Wed, 30 May 2012 22:14:36 +0000 Associated Press 15035 at http://kbia.org Missouri higher education officials plan conference Higher education bill in Capitol may not be too helpful http://kbia.org/post/higher-education-bill-capitol-may-not-be-too-helpful <p>A bill proposing to aid Missouri colleges and universities may not as helpful as originally thought.</p><p> Fri, 13 Apr 2012 21:47:49 +0000 Joshua Teasley 12385 at http://kbia.org Higher education bill in Capitol may not be too helpful