missouri public schools

4:13 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Nixon seeks full funding for Mo. public schools

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he is working toward full funding for public schools by the time he leaves office in January 2017.

This year's budget includes has about $3 billion for elementary and secondary schools. But that's roughly $600 million less than what is called for under Missouri's school funding formula for this year.

The amounts prescribed by the formula change yearly. If schools receive all of the funds in this year's budget, Missouri would have to spend an additional $560 million to meet next year's target.

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2:39 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Mo. public schools improve, but still rank low

Missouri's public schools improved their overall grade to a
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Missouri's public schools are 41st in the country in Education Week's annual rankings.

The publication released its 2013 "Quality Counts" rankings Thursday. Missouri's overall grade was a C, up slightly from last year's grade of C minus.

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9:15 am
Thu January 5, 2012

Public schools focus on first-day talk in state legislature

Teacher Roger Brallier, in class at Mexico Middle School: Public schools had the spotlight in yesterday's start to the state's legislative session.
Rebecca Thiele KBIA

The 2012 Missouri legislative session is underway – and as St. Louis Public Radio’s Marshall Griffin tells us, much of the first-day talk revolved around the challenges facing the state’s public schools.

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