teachers http://kbia.org en How well are Missouri colleges preparing future teachers? http://kbia.org/post/how-well-are-missouri-colleges-preparing-future-teachers <p></p><p>Each year, around 200,000 college graduates earn teaching degrees in the U.S. But the National Council on Teacher Quality <a href="http://www.nctq.org/dmsStage/Teacher_Prep_Review_2013_Report">released a report Tuesday</a> explaining that colleges and universities are not doing enough to properly train future teachers. NCTQ is a Washington-based group that believes in fundamental education reforms. Of the 34 Missouri institutions included in its study, none received the highest score of four stars. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 21:03:18 +0000 Teddy Nykiel 35745 at http://kbia.org How well are Missouri colleges preparing future teachers? Tenure, non tenure: why does it matter at MU? http://kbia.org/post/tenure-non-tenure-why-does-it-matter-mu <p>Last month, University of Missouri faculty voted to give Non-Tenure Track faculty members the right to vote at Faculty Council meetings and in campus-wide elections. At MU over the past few years, there has been an increase of Non Tenure Track faculty, or NTTs, while the percentage of tenure track members has slowly declined.</p><p>But that’s not unique, the <em>New York Times</em> reports in the last few decades colleges across the country have been hiring more NTTs.</p><p>To students, concerns about faculty basically have to do with teachers giving them the information they need each day in class to be successful and get a good grade.</p><p>To teachers, it is not that simple. They have to figure out the curriculum to teach, what to teach from a class to class basis, as well as taking care of other things the school requires. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:00:12 +0000 Tony Nochim 32566 at http://kbia.org Tenure, non tenure: why does it matter at MU? Columbia teachers elect union representation http://kbia.org/post/columbia-teachers-elect-union-representation <p>Teachers in the Columbia Public School District have chosen the Columbia Missouri National Education Association to represent them through collective bargaining.</p><p>More than 900 teachers went to the polls on Thursday to decide if they wanted to be represented by a union.&nbsp; Winning 55 percent of the votes, teacher’s union Columbia Missouri National Education Association will now be able negotiate legally-binding agreements with the school district about Columbia teacher’s salaries and working conditions. President Susan McClintic says the next step is to survey their teachers.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 23:06:41 +0000 Lee Jian Chung 22752 at http://kbia.org Columbia teachers elect union representation Missouri House approves bill altering handling of teacher layoffs http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-approves-bill-altering-handling-teacher-layoffs <p>The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation changing the way school districts handle teacher layoffs. Thu, 03 May 2012 16:43:14 +0000 Associated Press 13487 at http://kbia.org Missouri House approves bill altering handling of teacher layoffs Proposal seeks to ban Mo. teacher tenure http://kbia.org/post/proposal-seeks-ban-mo-teacher-tenure <p>A proposed state constitutional amendment would bar tenure for Missouri&#39;s school teachers. Tue, 17 Jan 2012 19:59:12 +0000 Associated Press 7168 at http://kbia.org Proposal seeks to ban Mo. teacher tenure