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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The search for a new education commissioner in Missouri is causing friction between the state school board president and an association of school superintendents.

The Missouri State Board of Education voted Tuesday to increase oversight of the state's unaccredited school districts.

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More Missouri students are training for future careers while still in high school.

Sixty-three percent of the state's high school students participated in at least one career or technical education program in the 2011-2012 school year. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education says that's a 3 percent increase from the previous year.