student transfer law http://kbia.org en Negotiations Completed Over Student Transfer Bill That Includes Private Option http://kbia.org/post/negotiations-completed-over-student-transfer-bill-includes-private-option <em><strong>(Updated at 6:12 p.m.)</strong></em><img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Gov. Jay Nixon prepares to address reporters in his office in the Capitol on May 13, 2014." data-attribution="Credit Marshall Griffin/St. Wed, 14 May 2014 13:31:51 +0000 Marshall Griffin 52913 at http://kbia.org Negotiations Completed Over Student Transfer Bill That Includes Private Option Talking Politics: End of Spring Legislative Session http://kbia.org/post/talking-politics-end-spring-legislative-session <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5;">Missouri lawmakers are scrambling this week to finalize and pass legislation before the end of the legislative session on Friday, May 16. </span></p> Tue, 13 May 2014 23:02:29 +0000 Kate Grumke 52895 at http://kbia.org Talking Politics: End of Spring Legislative Session Missouri Lawmakers Face Last-Minute Load Of Bills, On Topics Old and New http://kbia.org/post/missouri-lawmakers-face-last-minute-load-bills-topics-old-and-new With fights over tax cuts and budgets out of the way, the Missouri General Assembly appears poised to spend its final week focusing on some familiar topics: g<span style="line-height: 1.5;">uns, abortion and voting rights.</span><img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Inside the dome of Missouri Capitol" data-attribution="Credit (via Flickr/jimbowen0306)" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201101/mocapitoldome400flickrjimbowen0306.jpg" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/kwmu/audio/2014/05/2014FinW.MP3" cla Mon, 12 May 2014 12:57:01 +0000 Jo Mannies 52797 at http://kbia.org Missouri Lawmakers Face Last-Minute Load Of Bills, On Topics Old and New 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 House Amends, Then Passes, Student Transfer Fix http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-amends-then-passes-student-transfer-fix <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Normandy schools have been heavily impacted by Missouri&#039;s student transfer law." data-attribution="Credit (via Google Maps screen capture)" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201109/NormandyHighGoogleMaps.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;</span>The Missouri House has passed an amended version of a Senate bill designed to lessen the impact of the state's student transfer law.<p><a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/14info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionTyp Thu, 01 May 2014 12:54:48 +0000 Marshall Griffin 52258 at http://kbia.org Missouri House Amends, Then Passes, Student Transfer Fix Private school option spurs opposition ed. bill http://kbia.org/post/private-school-option-spurs-opposition-ed-bill <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A coalition of education organizations representing teachers, administrators and school board members objects to student transfer legislation because it could lead to students attending private schools at taxpayers' expense.</p><p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:30:51 +0000 Associated Press 52056 at http://kbia.org Private school option spurs opposition ed. bill House panel OKs Missouri student transfer bill http://kbia.org/post/house-panel-oks-missouri-student-transfer-bill <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A Missouri House committee has advanced legislation revising a law requiring unaccredited school districts to pay the costs when students transfer to neighboring districts.</p><p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:30:46 +0000 Associated Press 51880 at http://kbia.org House panel OKs Missouri student transfer bill Troubled school district faces uncertain future http://kbia.org/post/troubled-school-district-faces-uncertain-future <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">While other school districts are hiring new teachers and preparing for next fall, the uncertainty over the future of the Normandy district in St. Louis County has left the superintendent unsure how to move forward.</p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:25:40 +0000 Associated Press 50494 at http://kbia.org Missouri Senate Passes Student Transfer Bill In Less Than 24 Hours http://kbia.org/post/missouri-senate-gives-1st-round-approval-student-transfer-bill <strong><em>(Story updated at 5:42 p.m. to include today's 3rd-read vote by the full Senate that sent SB 493 to the Missouri House.)</em></strong><p>After spending two days debating and amending legislation to lessen the effects of Missouri's student transfer law, the state Senate overwhelmingly passed it Thursday.<p>The final vote was 27-5, with senators from both parties supporting it. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:16:59 +0000 Marshall Griffin 48830 at http://kbia.org Missouri Senate Passes Student Transfer Bill In Less Than 24 Hours Missouri Senate Begins Debate On Student Transfer Bill http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-begins-debate-student-transfer-bill <span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri Senate has begun debate on legislation to lessen the effects of the state's student transfer law.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The wide-ranging bill attempts to address both the law and unaccredited districts. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:19:48 +0000 Marshall Griffin 48756 at http://kbia.org Missouri Senate Begins Debate On Student Transfer Bill Five Bills Heard Jointly Seek To Restructure Missouri's Student Transfer Law http://kbia.org/post/five-bills-heard-jointly-seek-restructure-missouris-student-transfer-law Five identical bills that would each revamp Missouri's student transfer law were examined Wednesday by a State Senate committee.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit (Flickr/Cast a Line)" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201103/School_Bus.jpg" alt="" /><p><a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/14info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=27723560">Senate Bill 485</a>, <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/14info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=27723591">Senate Bill 495</a>, <a href Thu, 23 Jan 2014 14:15:26 +0000 Marshall Griffin 47026 at http://kbia.org Five Bills Heard Jointly Seek To Restructure Missouri's Student Transfer Law Lawmakers Set To Weigh Changes In School Transfer Law http://kbia.org/post/lawmakers-set-weigh-changes-school-transfer-law <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit (via Flickr/alkruse24)" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201101/chalkboarderaserFlickr400alkruse24.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As planning begins for school transfers in the St. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 14:26:18 +0000 Dale Singer 46362 at http://kbia.org Lawmakers Set To Weigh Changes In School Transfer Law Most Mo. transfer students remain after shake-up http://kbia.org/post/most-mo-transfer-students-remain-after-shake <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Two months after the start of a new school year, a new report shows that most of the students who transferred from a pair of failing St. Louis County school districts remain at the better-performing suburban schools where they relocated to.</p><p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 13:48:08 +0000 Associated Press 42123 at http://kbia.org Most Mo. transfer students remain after shake-up St. Louis Public School District debates student transfer law http://kbia.org/post/st-louis-public-school-district-debates-student-transfer-law <p>The Missouri Supreme Court is considering the constitutionality of a 1993 law requiring failing school districts to pay for students to transfer to neighboring schools.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 22:37:51 +0000 Associated Press 29927 at http://kbia.org St. Louis Public School District debates student transfer law