missouri education http://kbia.org en Normandy parents anxiously await outcomes, seek options http://kbia.org/post/normandy-parents-anxiously-await-outcomes-seek-options <p></p><p>Anxiety crept through SheRon Chaney when she heard that the Francis Howell School District would no longer accept about 350 transfer students from Normandy who were signed up to continue in the program.&nbsp;</p><p>“Last year we were hopeful, this year we’re fearful,” she said.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:32:33 +0000 Tim Lloyd 54991 at http://kbia.org Normandy parents anxiously await outcomes, seek options For One Family, A Year Of Early Mornings And Long Drives Draws To A Close http://kbia.org/post/one-family-year-early-mornings-and-long-drives-draws-close <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="From left, Andre&#039;, Anandra, BrenNae and SheRon Chaney stand on the porch of their family home in Pasadena Park in north St. Louis County." data-attribution="Credit Tim Lloyd / St. Thu, 22 May 2014 13:01:02 +0000 Tim Lloyd 53360 at http://kbia.org For One Family, A Year Of Early Mornings And Long Drives Draws To A Close Missouri Gives Educators Two Years To Make Common Core Decision http://kbia.org/post/missouri-gives-educators-two-years-make-common-core-decision <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Missouri schools have been using the Common Core standards for four years but may have to adjust to new expectations if the state exits the initiative." data-attribution="Credit bigstock.com" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kcur/files/styles/card_280/public/201206/bigstock-happy-school-girl-on-math-clas-14833865.jpg" alt="" /><p>Legislation awaiting Missouri&#160;Gov. Mon, 19 May 2014 13:31:20 +0000 Elle Moxleyelle moxley & kcur 53155 at http://kbia.org Missouri Gives Educators Two Years To Make Common Core Decision Nixon Blasts Tax Cut Bill Sent To Him By Missouri Lawmakers http://kbia.org/post/nixon-blasts-tax-cut-bill-sent-him-missouri-lawmakers <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, D, answers questions from reporters on his opposition to this year&#039;s tax cut bill, SB509." data-attribution="Credit Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201404/4-16-2014%2C_Nixon_presser_on_passage_of_SB509_0.JPG" alt="" /><p>A controversial tax cut proposal has been sent to Gov. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:48:01 +0000 Marshall Griffin 51475 at http://kbia.org Nixon Blasts Tax Cut Bill Sent To Him By Missouri Lawmakers New School Report Focuses On Local Control, Wrap-around Services http://kbia.org/post/new-school-report-focuses-local-control-wrap-around-services <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit From the report" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201401/school_report_0.png" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A report from a coalition of church groups in St. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:44:56 +0000 Dale Singer & St. Louis Public Radio 47458 at http://kbia.org New School Report Focuses On Local Control, Wrap-around Services Special programs address bullying in Columbia schools http://kbia.org/post/special-programs-address-bullying-columbia-schools <p>October is National Bully Prevention Month, and some local schools are addressing the problem with special programs and discussions.</p><p>Every morning in Patti Watts’ classroom at Jefferson Middle School, she begins the day with an 18 minute advisory session, and this month, the topic covered is bullying. Watts’ enjoys this time with her students, and believes this more relaxed atmosphere gives students the confidence to speak their minds.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 13:29:39 +0000 Hannah Shaw & Daniel Shapiro 42715 at http://kbia.org Special programs address bullying in Columbia schools State's unaccredited school districts face dire situation, DESE reports to House committee http://kbia.org/post/states-unaccredited-school-districts-face-dire-situation-dese-reports-house-committee <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A joint House-Senate committee heard testimony Tuesday on the effects of Missouri&#39;s school transfer law, which allows students from unaccredited K-12 schools to transfer to nearby accredited districts.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The 5 1/2-hour hearing kicked off with </span>Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Commissioner Chris </span>Nicastro<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> telling the committee of the dire situation facing the state&#39;s unaccredited school districts.</span></p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 12:35:15 +0000 Marshall Griffin 41447 at http://kbia.org State's unaccredited school districts face dire situation, DESE reports to House committee Missouri high school graduation rate ranks 8th in the nation http://kbia.org/post/missouri-high-school-graduation-rate-ranks-8th-nation <p></p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 21:39:29 +0000 Harum Helmy 35004 at http://kbia.org Missouri high school graduation rate ranks 8th in the nation Missouri teachers file lawsuit over language in ballot initiative http://kbia.org/post/missouri-teachers-file-lawsuit-over-language-ballot-initiative <P>A group of educators is suing the state of Missouri over<A href="http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/2014petitions/14init_pet.asp#2014024"> a proposed constitutional amendment </A>requiring tenure for public school teachers be based on performance, not seniority.</P> <P>In a press release issued Friday, the four plaintiffs in the suit say school districts would be allowed to fire or cut the pay of teachers and administrators without cause or due process, and that the ballot language should be rewritten to reflect that.&#160; They also say the initiative will be more expensive than its backers h Mon, 06 May 2013 13:10:55 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33220 at http://kbia.org Missouri teachers file lawsuit over language in ballot initiative