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Compromise would allow charter schools to open in St. Louis, Jackson counties

JEFFERSON CITY • A Missouri House and Senate compromise would allow charter schools ... more restrictive in Jackson County, where charters couldn’t enter districts unless they were located entirely wi... read more

Nixon urged to sign school bill, provide more choice to students

But Don Senti, who heads EducationPlus, urged Nixon not to sign the bill. In an interview Thursday, he called it a 168-page "hodge podge" that does ... Missouri charter school commission, said in an i... read more

Tumultuous Missouri Legislative Session Ends With House Speaker's Resignation

Pat Dougherty, a former legislator who lobbies for social welfare issues for Catholic Charities of St. Louis, left the Missouri Capitol five hours before the legislative session ... school districts t... read more

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How Kansas City’s Complex Racial History Is Still Influencing Education Choices

The poverty rate here in Census Track 63, Jackson County ... small communities around it, Missouri lawmakers changed state law to stop the school district from expanding. It used to be that any Missou... read more

A Times investigation: Documents point to inflated spending at troubled Pinellas charter schools

At one St. Petersburg charter school, taxpayers shelled out $4,300 to outfit a classroom with a teacher's desk, two cabinets, three tables and 25 chairs. Had the items been purchased from the Pinellas ... read more

School districts, charters join up for new collaboration

EducationPlus, which includes 62 public school districts, and the Missouri ... in Jackson County in the Kansas City area. EducationPlus wants Nixon to veto the bill, Senti said, predominantly because ... read more

Failure at the top

Almost as soon as the Dallas charter was enacted, Anne Burke began questioning whether the bishops’ reforms were more about public relations than ... do.” Bishop Robert Finn was firmly in that obdurat... read more

Groundbreaking Louisiana School Choice Bill Would Rescue Kids From 'F' Schools

Today, the state legislature passed Senate Bill 61, known as the Louisiana ... hurricane Katrina to only 60, allowing more money to flow directly to schools. New Orleans now has the largest concentrat... read more

At Senate Hearing, Witnesses Offer Alternatives to Restraints, Seclusion

Debbie Jackson, the mother of 9-year-old Elijah, said positive reinforcement of good behavior was one of the ways her son was able to change his behavior. While he was enrolled at Centennial School in ... read more

Tobacco tax hike gains unexpected foe in Washington U, citing worries over stem cell research

“I don’t know why they felt it necessary to insert this language into a bill that has nothing to do ... Missouri dedicated $37 million of its budget to early-childhood initiatives and programs statewi... read more

First came the proclamations against Trump's offshore drilling plan. Now comes the legislation

A similar Senate bill last year failed amid pressure ... the state of this decision-making authority could do more harm than good. Muratsuchi said he agreed to team up with state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jack... read more

Giving military gear to police gets second look

The contrast added to perception that the tanks and tear gas had done more harm than good. As the country concludes its ... no question,” said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Chief Bill McSweeney, who he... read more

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