Maria Chappelle-Nadal http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Nixon Faces Backlash Over Latest Appointment To Board of Education http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-faces-backlash-over-latest-appointment-board-education <p>Gov. Jay Nixon is taking heat from his own party, especially from women, for appointing Maynard Wallace to the state Board of Education.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And while Nixon, a Democrat, isn’t backing down, the outcry from several Democratic legislators may not bode well for the appointment to be confirmed.</span></p><p>Wallace is a former teacher, superintendent and Republican state legislator from Thornfield. For a time, Wallace was also a registered lobbyist for the <a href="http://www.masaonline.org/">Missouri Association of School Administrators</a>.</p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:42:50 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 38433 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Faces Backlash Over Latest Appointment To Board of Education Shadow Of Clay And Carter Dynasties Looms Over Peters, Carter Race For State House Seat http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/shadow-clay-and-carter-dynasties-looms-over-peters-carter-race-state-house-seat <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On a slightly overcast day in St. Louis’ </span>Penrose<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> neighborhood, state Rep. Joshua Peters briskly moved from brick bungalow to brick bungalow to get the word out about his re-election campaign.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:04:24 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 38337 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Shadow Of Clay And Carter Dynasties Looms Over Peters, Carter Race For State House Seat Politically Speaking: Chappelle-Nadal Details Student Transfer Bill's Impact http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-chappelle-nadal-details-student-transfer-bills-impact <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">This week, St. Louis Public Radio's education reporter Dale Singer joins Jason Rosenbaum and Jo Mannies as we welcome back state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, to the show.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 02:33:09 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum, Jo Mannies & Dale Singer 36497 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Chappelle-Nadal Details Student Transfer Bill's Impact Transfer Bill Revives Ill Will Between Nixon, Some Black Politicians http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/transfer-bill-revives-ill-will-between-nixon-some-black-politicians <p>A long-simmering feud between Gov. Jay Nixon and some black politicians, going back to his days as Missouri’s attorney general, flared up again in Jefferson City this week, fanned by the debate over school transfer legislation.<br /><br />But not all African-American officials are taking sides against the governor. Some, especially in the state House, are urging Nixon to veto the student transfer bill, because they consider its changes in the transfer law harmful to black students.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 21:58:40 +0000 Dale Singer 36165 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Transfer Bill Revives Ill Will Between Nixon, Some Black Politicians Lawmakers Call On Nixon To Sign Student Transfer Fix; Would End Free Transportation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lawmakers-call-nixon-sign-student-transfer-fix-would-end-free-transportation <p>The Missouri Senate has passed the final version of legislation designed to ease the burden of the state's school transfer law. It includes a provision that would end free transportation for transfer students -- a provision that would make it harder for students from failing schools to actually attend other districts.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 09:48:01 +0000 Marshall Griffin 36146 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lawmakers Call On Nixon To Sign Student Transfer Fix; Would End Free Transportation Normandy Transition Panel Hones Ideas, Lawmakers Grapple With Transfer Issue http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/normandy-transition-panel-hones-ideas-lawmakers-grapple-transfer-issue <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A task force charged with making recommendations for the future of the Normandy School District finished meeting Monday and plans to send its report to state education officials later this week.</span></p><p>Carole Basile, dean of the school of education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, said she plans to take the discussions from the task force over the past several weeks and draw up a list of recommendations that she will submit to Chris Nicastro, Missouri’s commissioner of elementary and secondary education.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 12:30:01 +0000 Dale Singer 36068 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Normandy Transition Panel Hones Ideas, Lawmakers Grapple With Transfer Issue School Transfer Law Should Include Private School Option, Lawmakers Say http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/school-transfer-law-should-include-private-school-option-lawmakers-say <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Despite opposition from a coalition of Missouri school groups, a bipartisan panel of lawmakers said Friday that to win passage, school transfer legislation needs to include the option of non-sectarian private schools.</span></p><p>State Sens. John Lamping, R-Ladue, and Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, along with House Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka, discussed the issue at a forum on tax-credit scholarships. With three weeks left in the legislative session, a transfer bill that passed overwhelmingly in the Senate is now moving through the House.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 19:52:24 +0000 Dale Singer 35617 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org School Transfer Law Should Include Private School Option, Lawmakers Say Five Questions To Ask In Legislative Session's Waning Weeks http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/five-questions-ask-legislative-sessions-waning-weeks <p>With roughly a month left to go before adjournment, many of the Missouri General Assembly’s big issues remain unresolved. &nbsp;</p><p>That’s not too surprising. Big-ticket legislation often passes — or dies — in the last weeks of the session. With about a month to go before the final gavel falls, legislation dealing with tax cuts, the state’s criminal code and the student transfer situation are all still up in the air.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:20:49 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 35215 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Five Questions To Ask In Legislative Session's Waning Weeks Under The Microscope: Questioning Low-Income Housing Tax Credit's Impact And Future http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/under-microscope-questioning-low-income-housing-tax-credits-impact-and-future <p>Carl Miles' apartment at Rosie Shields Manor has everything he could want in a home – and then some.&nbsp;</p><p>Miles’ spacious room has sleek wood-like floors and a modern-looking kitchen. He’s within walking distance of a bank and grocery store. And he can even throw parties in the Pagedale facility’s community room or common area – with management’s permission, of course.</p><p>“It’s wonderful. It’s a wonderful place to live,” said Miles, who is 70 and retired. “It’s got a lot of security. The people are generally pretty friendly. We socialize a lot. And we have a pretty good time.”</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 02:01:26 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 34317 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Under The Microscope: Questioning Low-Income Housing Tax Credit's Impact And Future Missouri Senate Begins Debate On Nixon's Tax Cut Compromise http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-senate-begins-debate-nixons-tax-cut-compromise <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri Senate has begun debate on a compromise tax cut brokered last month between <a href="http://governor.mo.gov/">Gov. Jay Nixon</a>, a Democrat, and <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/14info/members/mem08.htm">state Sen. Will Kraus,</a> R-Lee's Summit.</span></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 22:48:22 +0000 Marshall Griffin 34199 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Senate Begins Debate On Nixon's Tax Cut Compromise