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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

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

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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

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

New Pinellas charter recruits students from struggling neighborhood schools

And even if it falls short, University Prep would be much larger than most of the county's 21 charter schools ... Rep. Bill Heller, D-St. Petersburg. Davis and Heller started the Learning Village of P... read more

Kentucky lawmakers react to election results, consider what’s next

Teacher Tina Bojanowski’s victory in Louisville ousted pro-charter ... school safety bill is likely, as well as a tax reform clean-up bill. Will there be another pension reform bill? Stivers said that ... read more

My View: School calendar creep is killing summer - and hurting learning

Editor's note: Julia Duin teaches journalism at Union University in Jackson ... It takes a lot more energy to cool schools in August than May or June. To make matters worse, schools in my county take ... read more

American bishops face new judgment over sexual abuse after decades of failed reforms, cover-ups

More than 130 U.S. bishops – or nearly one-third of those still living — have been accused during their careers of failing to adequately respond to sexual misconduct in their dioceses, according to a ... 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

Relentless effort aims to ditch school property tax in Pa.

Eliminating school property taxes in Pennsylvania will require raising more than $14.4 billion ... John Blake (D-22). “Do I think that there’s a broken system? Yeah. ... Do I think we can solve it? Ye... read more

Normandy schools task force would remake the district

But the task force also said it would like the more than 1,000 ... alley in Missouri, North Oaks has endured within the 10-square-mile boundary of the unaccredited Normandy School District. It's a spl... read more

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