Missouri State Board of Education http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri School Board Loosens Normandy Transfer Rules http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-school-board-loosens-normandy-transfer-rules <p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">(Updated at 3:46 p.m. with revised transfer policy)</span></strong></p><p>JEFFERSON CITY – With its president acknowledging that an earlier vote was an overreaction, the Missouri state board of education reversed itself Tuesday and broadened the terms under which students living in Normandy may transfer to nearby accredited districts in the upcoming school year.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:46:19 +0000 Dale Singer 38258 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri School Board Loosens Normandy Transfer Rules Normandy Parents Sue For Students' Right To Transfer Out http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/normandy-parents-sue-students-right-transfer-out <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Several parents of students who live in the Normandy school district filed <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/07.14.2014_Final_Version_School_Transfer_Petition.pdf">suit in St. Louis County Circuit Court</a>&nbsp;Monday, challenging the state’s move to limit the number of students who may transfer out of Normandy to accredited school districts.</span></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:40:01 +0000 Dale Singer 38034 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Normandy Parents Sue For Students' Right To Transfer Out Pro And Con, State School Board Hears About Common Core http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/pro-and-con-state-school-board-hears-about-common-core <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">JEFFERSON CITY -- Missouri has already adopted and begun to implement the <a href="http://www.corestandards.org/">Common Core State Standards</a></span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, &nbsp;but a group of diehard opponents urged the state board of education Tuesday to follow what they said is the lead of other states and reconsider.</span></p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 20:51:14 +0000 Dale Singer 33007 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Pro And Con, State School Board Hears About Common Core Amid Controversies, Embattled Nicastro Tries To Keep Focus On Kids http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/amid-controversies-embattled-nicastro-tries-keep-focus-kids <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri’s commissioner of education has been buffeted by two controversies that have led to calls for her resignation but also expressions of support from her bosses on the state board of education.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">To explain the controversy swirling around Chris </span>Nicastro<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Missouri’s embattled commissioner of elementary and secondary education, state school board member Mike Jones invokes the words of a legendary Texan, Jim Hightower:</span></p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 10:58:39 +0000 Dale Singer 32244 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Amid Controversies, Embattled Nicastro Tries To Keep Focus On Kids Kansas City Schools Remain Unaccredited http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/kansas-city-schools-remain-unaccredited <p>Public schools in Kansas City, Missouri, will remain unaccredited.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 22:45:34 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30862 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Kansas City Schools Remain Unaccredited Mo. State Ed. Board Hears Accreditation Plea From KC; Other Education Requests http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-state-ed-board-hears-accreditation-plea-kc-other-education-requests <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It was a busy day for the Missouri State Board of Education.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">First, the Board heard from Kansas City Public Schools, which is seeking to regain provisional accreditation, citing</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&quot;rapid improvement.&quot;</span></p><p><o:p></o:p></p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 00:08:34 +0000 Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 29979 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. State Ed. Board Hears Accreditation Plea From KC; Other Education Requests Stan Archie Resigns From Mo. State Board Of Education Following 2nd Sexual Misconduct Lawsuit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stan-archie-resigns-mo-state-board-education-following-2nd-sexual-misconduct-lawsuit <P>The&nbsp;man who&nbsp;recently took over as President of the <A href="http://dese.mo.gov/stateboard/">Missouri State Board of&nbsp;Education</A> resigned today from the&nbsp;board.</P> <P>Rev. Stan Archie submitted his resignation to <A href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</A> (D)&nbsp;two days <A href="http://www.kansascity.com/2013/01/24/4029060/lawsuit-alleges-child-sex-abuse.html">after Archie was hit by a civil lawsuit</A> accusing him of sexual misconduct.&nbsp; It’s the second such lawsuit filed against the long-time Kansas City pastor and State Education board member.&nbsp; It accuses him of having sexually inappropriate conversations with a female minor whom he was counseling, giving her money and gifts, and later harassing her after she ended their relationship. Sat, 26 Jan 2013 00:16:37 +0000 Marshall Griffin 8713 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Stan Archie Resigns From Mo. State Board Of Education Following 2nd Sexual Misconduct Lawsuit Bill In Mo. Senate Would Restore Elected School Board For St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bill-mo-senate-would-restore-elected-school-board-st-louis <P>Legislation has been filed in the <A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</A> that would lay the groundwork for restoring an elected school board for the city of St. Louis.</P> <P>The city's school district regained provisional accreditation last September, and if&nbsp;it can maintain it for a full year, the bill would then require that a locally elected school board replace the state-appointed board on July&nbsp;1st, 2014.&nbsp; It’s sponsored by <A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/members/mem05.htm">State Senator Jamilah Nasheed</A> (D,&nbsp;St. Louis). Thu, 17 Jan 2013 23:18:09 +0000 Marshall Griffin 8463 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bill In Mo. Senate Would Restore Elected School Board For St. Louis St. Louis Public Schools Could Regain Provisional Accreditation Tuesday http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-public-schools-could-regain-provisional-accreditation-tuesday <p><a href="http://www.slps.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=1">St. Louis public schools</a> will find out tomorrow if they’ll regain at least provisional accreditation from the <a href="http://dese.mo.gov/stateboard/">State Board of Education</a>.</p><p>St. Louis schools lost their accreditation five years ago and were soon after placed under state control, but they have improved over the past two years.&nbsp; In 2010 they only met 3 out of 14 performance standards, with six being the minimum require for provisional accreditation.&nbsp; Last year they met the minimum six, and this year they’ve met seven performance standards.&nbsp; State Board Member Peter Herschend (R)&nbsp;says, though,&nbsp;there’s no guarantee the vote will go St. Louis’s way.</p><p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 22:14:43 +0000 Marshall Griffin 5404 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Public Schools Could Regain Provisional Accreditation Tuesday Missouri Board of Education OKs No Child Left Behind waiver http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-board-education-oks-no-child-left-behind-waiver <p><em>Updated 1:28 p.m. to reflect that eleven states have already been granted waivers.</em></p><p>The Missouri Board of Education has&nbsp;approved the state&#39;s request for a waiver from some provisions of&nbsp;the federal No Child Left Behind law.</p><p>Members voted Tuesday to support the waiver&#39;s submission to the&nbsp;U.S. Department of Education with minor edits. Last fall, President&nbsp;Barack Obama said states will be allowed to seek a waiver from the&nbsp;law, which requires all students to show proficiency in math and&nbsp;reading by 2014.</p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 17:27:45 +0000 The Associated Press & St. Louis Public Radio 3110 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Board of Education OKs No Child Left Behind waiver