missouri department of education http://kbia.org en Nixon vows to veto school transfer legislation http://kbia.org/post/nixon-vows-veto-school-transfer-legislation <p>Gov. Jay Nixon came to St. Louis County Tuesday to make official his vow to veto school transfer legislation that allowed the use of public money to pay for certain students to attend private schools. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:52:03 +0000 Associated Press 55078 at http://kbia.org Nixon vows to veto school transfer legislation Nixon Cuts $22 Million In Education Funding, Says GOP Lawmakers Forced His Hand http://kbia.org/post/nixon-cuts-22-million-education-funding-says-gop-lawmakers-forced-his-hand <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201404/Generic_Nixon_1-23-12_1.jpg" alt="" /><p>Because of a dispute over how much money to put in this year's supplemental budget, Gov. Jay Nixon has cut $22 million from public schools and higher education. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:12:32 +0000 Marshall Griffin 51162 at http://kbia.org Nixon Cuts $22 Million In Education Funding, Says GOP Lawmakers Forced His Hand State needs to step up digital learning, new Chamber report says http://kbia.org/post/state-needs-step-digital-learning-new-chamber-report-says <p>A study released Thursday by the <a href="http://www.mochamber.com/mx/hm.asp?id=home">Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry</a> states that Missouri is "falling behind" when it comes to providing digital learning for K-12 students.&nbsp;</p><p>The chamber commissioned the study, which was conducted by the Colorado-based <a href="http://evergreenedgroup.com/">Evergreen Education Group</a>.&nbsp; Chamber President and CEO Dan Mehan says although online learning options are available in the Show-Me State, most require tuition, while those that don’t are limited geographically.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:55:16 +0000 Marshall Griffin 47459 at http://kbia.org State needs to step up digital learning, new Chamber report says Mo. board recommends $6.8M for Normandy schools http://kbia.org/post/mo-board-recommends-68m-normandy-schools-0 <p>Missouri education officials are seeking an additional $6.8 million to help an unaccredited school district in the St. Louis area.</p><p>The State Board of Education approved the budget request Tuesday for the Normandy district. That's the first step in a process that ultimately requires the support of the governor and Legislature to become a reality.</p><p>Students started transferring out of the Normandy and Riverview Gardens districts this year under a state law that requires unaccredited districts to pay the costs for students who want to attend other public schools.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 20:25:58 +0000 Person: Associated Press 40668 at http://kbia.org Mo. board recommends $6.8M for Normandy schools Missouri General Assembly focuses on teacher shortages http://kbia.org/post/missouri-general-assembly-focuses-teacher-shortages <p>As the Missouri General Assembly Joint Committee on Education considered teacher tenure and human resources in a hearing Tuesday, a report by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education shows a teacher shortage in specific areas for the 2013-2014 school year.</p><p>A total of 11 areas had teacher shortages in Missouri:</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 21:43:45 +0000 Ben Turner 40272 at http://kbia.org Missouri General Assembly focuses on teacher shortages Record number of students apply for financial aid http://kbia.org/post/record-number-students-apply-financial-aid <p></p><p>Missouri volunteers help a record number of students in the state apply for financial aid. Fri, 10 May 2013 13:42:07 +0000 Joshua Teasley 33501 at http://kbia.org Record number of students apply for financial aid