education

Education
4:22 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Missouri Senate passes education overhaul legislation

The Missouri Senate has passed bills that would allow for more charter schools in the state and would also allow the state to take over failing school districts more quickly.

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Education
5:05 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

Lottery allows restoration of education funding

 

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is restoring about $6.8 million that he previously cut from public education because of budget concerns.

Nixon's administration said Tuesday it is providing $5 million for transportation assistance at K-12 schools and $200,000 for fine arts and scholars academies.

Cuts to two scholarship programs also were reversed. The Access Missouri scholarship will get more than $357,000 and nearly $650,000 will go to the A+ Schools program.

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PM Newscasts
5:50 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Newscast for April 5, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Missouri employers barred from identifying workers by the last four their Social Security numbers.
  • Missouri Senate considering increasing funding for elementary and secondary schools.
  • Missouri House approves legislation designed to help students attend schools closest to them.
  • Missouri Senate gives first-round approval to double the amount of time public school teachers to earn tenure from five years to ten years. 
Education
1:24 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Mo. Senate budget plan spares education cuts

The Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee agreed Wednesday to follow the House's lead by holding funding flat for public universities.
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Education would be spared from cuts but fewer state employees would get pay raises under a budget plan put forth by a Missouri Senate committee.

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Education
9:32 am
Wed April 4, 2012

King, Cushing claim Columbia school board seats

Paul Cushing celebrated his victory at Flat Branch Pub and Brewing with friends and family. He picked up 21 percent of the vote, finishing second to Christine King, who led with 42 percent. Cushing said any of the candidates would have been worthy.

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Education
9:01 am
Thu March 29, 2012

Camdenton school district agrees to settlement with ACLU

Camdenton’s R-III school district is paying $125,000 in legal fees and costs as part of a settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union over blocking Internet access to websites with information about gay, lesbian and transgender issues, the Associated Press reports.

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PM Newscasts
6:23 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

Newscast for March 26, 2012

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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Missouri House yet to consider education bill
  • Attorney general holds town-hall meetings for homeowners
  • Conference brings renewable energy experts to Columbia
Politics
6:13 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

Missouri House yet to consider education bill

Jacob Fenston KBIA

There are less than two months left in this year’s session of the Missouri General Assembly, and House Republicans still haven’t scheduled debate on a wide-ranging public school bill.

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PM Newscasts
5:51 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Newscast for March 22, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Missouri House passes $24 billion state education budget. 
  • Missouri House panel endorses legislation making it a crime for federal officials to enforce the 2009 federal healthcare overhaul in the state. 
  • Missouri schools adjusting curricula to meet national standards. 
  • National Tea Party group endorses state Treasurer Sarah Steelman. 
Education
8:51 am
Fri March 9, 2012

Columbia school ballot measures focus on facilities, new hires

Residents of Columbia will be voting on ballot measures that will fund future projects for Columbia Public Schools. The measures would help fund projects that will begin in 2014, and some residents feel that it’s the right time to look towards the future of Columbia Public Schools. 

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Education
4:43 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Fulton superintendent touts minimal budget cuts for 2012-2013

Jacque Cowherd (middle)
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The Fulton Public Schools Superintendent says there won’t be extensive cuts to the district’s budget for the 2012-2013 academic year. 

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AM Newscasts
11:01 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Newscast for February 14, 2012

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) has been a staunch defender of Pres. Obama's proposed 2013 budget.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

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Politics
9:17 am
Thu February 9, 2012

Legislators hear support for anti-bullying bill

The bill would make schools crack down on bullying.
File KBIA

A bullied high schooler testified in favor of proposed anti-bullying legislation in a House committee hearing Wednesday.

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Politics
8:43 am
Wed February 8, 2012

Mo. Gov. promises millions to higher education

Governor Jay Nixon announced a possible six percent decrease to higher education cuts in the proposed 2013 budget.
File Photo KBIA

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon says he want to add $40 million to his higher education budget.  The money would come from a proposed lawsuit settlement with five large mortgage banks over foreclosure practices.

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Education
9:16 am
Thu February 2, 2012

UM curators to discuss possible tuition increases

UM Curators are urged to raise tuition at the University of Missouri in Columbia by as much as 7.5 percent.
File Photo KBIA

University of Missouri curators are meeting Thursday in Kansas City to discuss a possible tuition increase for the 2012-13 academic year.

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