Missouri Board of Education http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Wholesale Hiring Could Begin Soon In Normandy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wholesale-hiring-could-begin-soon-normandy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Let’s say you’ve been a teacher in the Normandy school district for a while and are wondering what’s going to happen to your job when the new state-run Normandy Schools Collaborative takes over on July 1.</span></p><p>If you’re still interested in teaching in the district, here is what Superintendent Ty McNichols had to say in a letter sent out to staff member last week:</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 01:55:43 +0000 Dale Singer 36844 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Wholesale Hiring Could Begin Soon In Normandy Elected Board Members Criticize State Takeover http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/elected-board-members-criticize-state-takeover <p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Updated 2:23 p.m. Friday with DESE response on payment of tuition</span></strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Members of the elected Normandy school board may soon be out of a job, but they made clear Thursday night they don’t plan to go quietly.</span></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 19:44:22 +0000 Dale Singer 36582 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Elected Board Members Criticize State Takeover Discussion: The Broader Implications Of Changes In Normandy Schools http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/discussion-broader-implications-changes-normandy-schools <p>The Normandy School District is undergoing a series of changes that have broad implications for education throughout the St. Louis region.</p><p>Thursday on <em>St. Louis on the Air </em>host Don Marsh led a wide-ranging discussion about what those changes mean for the future of education in St. Louis. The conversation began with St. Louis Public Radio education reporters Dale Singer and Tim Lloyd.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 00:24:58 +0000 Camille Phillips 36581 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Discussion: The Broader Implications Of Changes In Normandy Schools State Won’t OK Expenses For Normandy Lawsuit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/state-won-t-ok-expenses-normandy-lawsuit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri education officials, who control the finances of the Normandy school district, say they won’t pay the costs of a lawsuit that asks the courts to take another look at the student transfer case.</span></p><p>The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in St. Louis County Circuit Court, wants a reconsideration of two issues the Missouri Supreme Court rejected in its unanimous decision last year that set in motion the student transfers: unfunded mandates and the impossibility to comply with the transfer law.</p><p></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 21:51:44 +0000 Dale Singer 36374 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org State Won’t OK Expenses For Normandy Lawsuit Normandy Files Suit Challenging State Transfer Law http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/normandy-files-suit-challenging-state-transfer-law <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One day after the Missouri Board of Education voted to replace the Normandy school district with a new, state-controlled entity, Normandy filed suit challenging the law that lets students transfer from unaccredited districts.</span></p> Wed, 21 May 2014 22:38:11 +0000 Dale Singer 36343 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Normandy Files Suit Challenging State Transfer Law Plan To Help Struggling Missouri Schools Wins Approval http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/plan-help-struggling-missouri-schools-wins-approval <p>JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri state Board of Education voted Friday to approve a plan to intervene in struggling school districts. It also sent the message that it will become more active in making sure districts adopt policies that will result in success.</p><p>The plan, revised from a draft version presented to the board last month, spells out various avenues of support that would be provided to or required of school districts depending on how well they score on their annual performance review.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:51:17 +0000 Dale Singer 34638 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Plan To Help Struggling Missouri Schools Wins Approval Lesson Plans: Lawmakers Work On Sweeping School Proposals http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lesson-plans-lawmakers-work-sweeping-school-proposals <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With the Missouri legislature approaching its spring break, the Senate has passed a <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/14info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=27723589">sweeping education bill</a> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">designed to deal with struggling schools and transfers from unaccredited districts, and a bill addressing similar issues is ready for <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB1868&amp;year=2014&amp;code=R">debate in the House</a></span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 04:23:03 +0000 Dale Singer 34150 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lesson Plans: Lawmakers Work On Sweeping School Proposals State Board Has Praise, Questions For Proposal On Struggling Schools http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/state-board-has-praise-questions-proposal-struggling-schools <p>JEFFERSON CITY -- After hearing a one-hour presentation by CEE-Trust of its proposal on how to help struggling schools in Kansas City -- and possibly throughout Missouri -- members of the state board of education had an hour's worth of questions on their own.</p><p>Now, the process begins to combine the CEE-Trust report with other recommendations and suggestions from the public to determine the best way to proceed.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 23:36:11 +0000 Dale Singer 32990 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org State Board Has Praise, Questions For Proposal On Struggling Schools