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Missouri charter school bill does more harm than good in Jackson County

School choice advocates in Missouri have always pushed charter schools as a way for families to escape failing educational systems. But a bill moving through the General Assembly would permit charter ... read more

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

Charter school bill would boost oversight

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Adding more good charter schools and getting rid ... The publicly funded but independently run schools have been a mixed bag of success and failure since they began opening more th... read more

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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


Community college remedial program 'broken,' doing more harm than good, advocates say

Hern said the test results are not a good measure of college readiness. More than three ... in San Diego County. Her campus is one of nearly two dozen that have made two significant changes: They use ... read more

Gov. Jay Nixon vetoes Missouri student transfer bill, blocking charter and virtual school expansion

“It wasn’t a good bill ... County and throughout Jackson County, with the exception of school districts with less than 3,000 enrollment — Center, Lone Jack and Oak Grove. Currently, 20 charter schools ... read more

Missouri House panel opts to go slow on charter schools

Instead, Missouri would take a more gradual approach, allowing charter schools in any public school district that loses accreditation or becomes provisionally accredited — a list that currently includ... read more

Bill to require controversial documentary in schools gets a House sponsor

Combee's bill changes that. "Sen. Hays asked me if I would sponsor it in the House," Combee said. "I saw the movie when it first came out. I thought it was very good. I don't see any harm in showing i... read more

The Daily 202: Polarization poses problems for Kavanaugh as he prepares to testify in his defense

Looking back further, the partisan gap was just 23 points for Bill Clinton’s nominee ... the Justice Department plans to do with any incriminating information it has about Mr. Trump, according to inte... 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

$415 million in bond proposals on ballot for Tulsa Public Schools

School ... totaling more than $6 million, including bond questions that would repair a dam and start the construction of a new youth sports facility. Owasso voters will decide on a utility franchise a... read more

Missouri School Boards Association president says boards 'under attack'

With bills passed or pending in the Missouri Legislature on taxes and vouchers, Missouri School Boards Association president ... of students and for the generations to come. "It is more important than ... read more



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