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Democrats seeking comebacks could reduce GOP majority in Missouri House

Democrats seeking comebacks could reduce GOP majority in Missouri House

Four Missouri House races are shaping up as the proving ground for Democrats trying to win back conservative blue-collar voters.

November 03, 2012 12:15 am Related Loading…

Missouri politicos tweet the presidential debate

Here's what Missouri politicians and political groups had to say (via their Twitter accounts) about tonight's debate between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

October 03, 2012 9:32 pmLoading…
Editorial: State's new teacher evaluation system puts horse, cart in right place

Editorial: State's new teacher evaluation system puts horse, cart in right place

If there is one area of common ground to be found in the bruising battle over the future of America's public schools, it's this: Good teaching matters.

June 24, 2012 12:15 amLoading…

Panel backs bill to limit shifts in Missouri school aid

JEFFERSON CITY • A House committee has approved legislation aimed at preventing large shifts in state aid next year among Missouri's more than 500 public school districts.

February 01, 2012 7:51 pmLoading…
Pressure grows for action on school transfers

Pressure grows for action on school transfers

Now that the state has stripped Kansas City Public Schools of accreditation, hundreds of parents are trying to transfer their children to better suburban districts only to find their requests denied.

January 13, 2012 12:10 am Related Loading…
StudentsFirst expands to Missouri

StudentsFirst expands to Missouri

The organization's website says it's in 11 states, recently adding Iowa to the list.

January 05, 2012 12:05 am Related Loading…
Springfield passes St. Louis as having state's biggest public school system

Springfield passes St. Louis as having state's biggest public school system

For at least a century, St. Louis Public Schools has commanded the title of being Missouri's largest school district.

December 16, 2011 12:00 am Related Loading…
"Raw" deal: Lawmaker freebies include WWE wrestling

"Raw" deal: Lawmaker freebies include WWE wrestling

Three local lawmakers received free tickets to WWE's "Raw" event March 14 in St. Louis, thanks to corporate lobbyists.

May 10, 2011 9:30 am Related Loading…
Choice on the cheap: Charter school expansion should leave no child behind

Choice on the cheap: Charter school expansion should leave no child behind

The most compelling part of “Waiting for Superman,” the widely discussed documentary film about the state of public education in America, is its captivating portrayal of Daisy, Anthony, Bianca, Emily and Francisco. These five children, with support from their families, strive mightily to win…

April 17, 2011 9:15 pmLoading…

Bill repealing teacher tenure in Mo. hits roadblock

The sponsor said he's looking for a compromise on the issue of merit pay.

March 16, 2011 12:06 pmLoading…

A fair test of the teacher pay plan

I disagree with the Teacher Pay Plan sponsored in the Missouri House by Chairman Scott Dieckhaus. However, I understand that something must be done. Therefore, I suggest a fair test of his ideas.

March 08, 2011 5:20 pmLoading…
Dunce cap: Teacher pay, tenure bill is a provocation -- not a proposal

Dunce cap: Teacher pay, tenure bill is a provocation -- not a proposal

The cold winds of Wisconsin wafted through Jefferson City last week as legislation was introduced to diminish local control over public schools, radically rework teacher compensation and abolish teacher tenure.

March 04, 2011 9:15 pmLoading…

Bill ending teacher tenure in Mo. gets first airing

JEFFERSON CITY - School districts would rank their teachers and reward those at the top with longer contracts and higher pay under a far-reaching bill heard today by a House committee.

March 02, 2011 4:31 pmLoading…

School choice fans highlight agenda, claim momentum

JEFFERSON CITY -- A bipartisan coalition of Missouri legislators called today for far-reaching changes aimed at fixing failing urban schools and giving parents more choices.

January 24, 2011 4:30 pm Related Loading…
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