voluntary transfer program http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Nixon Signs Legislation Dealing With Children, Dismisses Call For Session On School Transfers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-signs-legislation-dealing-children-dismisses-call-session-school-transfers <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation allowing parents more time to give up newborns, requiring screening for a heart defect and dealing with mandatory reporters of child abuse.</p><p>Nixon held a bill signing ceremony Tuesday at St. Louis Children's Hospital.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">In front of dozens of doctors and child advocates, the Democratic governor signed a bill that he said will close a loophole for child abuse reporting.</span></p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 18:29:30 +0000 Chris McDaniel & The Associated Press 28084 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Signs Legislation Dealing With Children, Dismisses Call For Session On School Transfers St. Louis Districts Renew Student Transfer Program http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-districts-renew-student-transfer-program <p>Suburban St. Louis districts will continue to accept black students who transfer from the St. Louis city district through a program that grew out of a desegregation case. Fri, 19 Oct 2012 21:50:43 +0000 The Associated Press 5605 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Districts Renew Student Transfer Program