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4:39 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Missouri high school graduation rate ranks 8th in the nation

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Missouri ranks eighth in the nation for high school graduation rates, according to a new national report published by Education Week. The state graduated 80.7 percent of its high school students in 2010, marking the second year Missouri has been in the top 10. Missouri's education commissioner Chris Nicastro says she credits the achievement to local schools’ increased efforts to keep students in school.

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5:51 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Senate confirms cabinet appointment held up by $5.6M airplane questions

Governor Jay Nixon
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Missouri senators have confirmed Gov. Jay Nixon's appointee to a key administrative post, despite concerns about his role in approving the purchase of a new $5.6 million airplane.

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