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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.

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says it is a good time for the state Board of Education to "monitor and evaluate" concerns raised about Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro.

KC school officials request accreditation upgrade

Sep 17, 2013
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The Kansas City school district says it is showing rapid improvement and wants Missouri education officials to upgrade it from unaccredited to provisionally accredited.

Kansas City Public Schools Superintendent R. Stephen Green presented his argument Tuesday to the State Board of Education. Green highlighted Kansas City's finances and improvement on school performance reports.

State Board of Education elects new leadership

Nov 29, 2012

The State Board of Education elected a new president and vice president for the 2013-2014. Stan Archie and Peter Herschend have essentially switched roles.

Stan Archie, newly appointed president served as vice-president since 2006 and is a senior pastor at Christian Fellowship Baptist Church in Kansas City. Newly appointed vice-president, Peter Herschend has just ended his presidential term after 11 years. But according to Herschend, the State Board of Education is more of a team effort.