Last Friday, MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin announced a new voluntary separation program that will serve as an incentive for retirement for MU's tenured faculty members.

Faculty members who decide to participate in the program will receive a one-time payment of one and a half times their base salary. This payment cannot exceed $200,000.

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An initiative proposing a new teacher evaluation method has won approval to appear on the November ballot in Missouri.

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Missouri lawmakers plan to focus on teacher tenure this week.

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A proposed state constitutional amendment would bar tenure for Missouri's school teachers.