school funding

Education
9:26 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Nixon commits to increasing public school funding

Gov. Jay Nixon
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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon addressed public school educators in Jefferson City Wednesday afternoon. He said Missouri’s AAA credit rating and recovering economy provide a unique opportunity for investment in Missouri students.

Nixon said if students are not prepared, Missouri’s economy will not survive. He said the challenge is making sure every Missouri student leaves the classroom ready to succeed, and that requires strategic investment from the state.

Nixon said he will be increasing funding in Missouri’s K-12 classrooms in order to fully fund the foundation formula.

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Education
5:58 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Mo. schools receive bump in state funding

Mo. House and Senate members decided to increase public education funding, pending certain performance criteria like graduation rates are on par.
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Missouri public schools and universities will be getting a funding increase under an agreement by legislative budget negotiators.

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Politics
2:55 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Mo. Senate panel agrees to boost school funding

Public elementary and secondary schools will receive roughly $65 million in aid.
Credit File / KBIA

Missouri schools could receive a 2 percent funding increase next year and state employees could get a small raise.

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Education
5:17 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Jefferson City among MO schools applying for Race to the Top funding

Lee Jian Chung KBIA file photo

More than a dozen Missouri school districts are among nearly 900 nationwide planning to apply for a slice of nearly $400 million in grants from the U.S. Education Department.

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AM Newscasts
9:15 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Newscast for April 6, 2012

Jacob Fenston KBIA

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • House endorses teacher tenure compromise
  • Ruling could doom payday loan ballot initiative
  • Missouri House approves advertising on school buses