tenure http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Teachers would have to work longer to get tenure under legislation approved by Mo. Senate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/teachers-would-have-work-longer-get-tenure-under-legislation-approved-mo-senate <p>The <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate </a>has given first-round approval to legislation that would<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=2024257"> double the amount of time required for public school teachers to earn tenure</a>.</p><p>Currently, a teacher has to work in the same school district for five years to earn tenure.&nbsp; The bill sponsored by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/members/mem07.htm">State Senator Jane Cunningham </a>(R,&nbsp;Chesterfield) would expand that requirement to 10 years.</p><p>&ldquo;As long as the teacher does not own their job, if you will, then they&rsquo;re going to be really working to prove (themselves) and do a good job,&quot; Cunningham said.&nbsp;&nbsp;&quot;It gives us five more years of encouraging and giving motivation to teachers to really produce.&rdquo; Thu, 05 Apr 2012 18:35:53 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3438 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Teachers would have to work longer to get tenure under legislation approved by Mo. Senate Mo. teachers rally at Capitol on tenure measure http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-teachers-rally-capitol-tenure-measure <p>About 300 teachers are at the Missouri Capitol lobbying lawmakers over a measure that includes phasing out the state&#39;s teacher tenure system.</p><p>The teachers held a brief rally Tuesday the Capitol rotunda Tuesday. Among other things, the bill would not allow the state&#39;s tenure law to apply to teachers hired after June 2013.</p><p>Ralf Trusty, president of the Missouri State Teachers Association, says that teachers are an important part of a child&#39;s development. He says teachers need to know that their jobs are secure so that they can do those jobs well.</p> Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:31:26 +0000 The Associated Press 3163 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. teachers rally at Capitol on tenure measure Mo. constitutional amendment would outlaw teacher tenure http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-constitutional-amendment-would-outlaw-teacher-tenure <p><em>Updated 2:50 p.m.</em></p><p>A proposed state constitutional amendment would bar tenure for Missouri&#39;s school teachers.</p><p>The proposed <a href="http://initiative petition">initiative petition</a> was filed Tuesday with the secretary of state&#39;s office. It could appear before voters in November if supporters gather between 147,000 and 160,000 signatures from supporters.</p> Tue, 17 Jan 2012 18:44:06 +0000 The Associated Press 2869 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. constitutional amendment would outlaw teacher tenure Mo. lawmakers call for end to teacher tenure http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-lawmakers-call-end-teacher-tenure <p>Some Missouri lawmakers say the state should do away with its tenure system for teachers and make students&#39; academic performance a big part of their evaluations.</p><p>A House panel heard testimony Wednesday on <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB628">legislation</a> that would require 50 percent of a teacher&#39;s evaluation to be based on students&#39; scores on state tests. Teachers would not be guaranteed salary increases based on their classroom experience. The changes would take effect in July 2012.</p> Wed, 02 Mar 2011 16:57:36 +0000 The Associated Press 635 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. lawmakers call for end to teacher tenure