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2010 Education Stories
Radio Story - A look at what's next for the school districts in the St. Louis metro area making failing grades.
Radio Story - Concussions can cause permanent injuries, but Missouri high schools are trying to be proactive in protecting their student athletes.
Radio Story - A bill for the Missouri Board of Education to establish criteria whether to accept or reject non-resident students from unaccredited districts was filed by Senator David Pearce Wednesday morning.
Radio Story - Governor Nixon bars some media outlets from higher education discussion.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's governor bans reporters from a news briefing on higher education.
Radio Story - The Tax Review Commission recommended a cut in the cap for the Historic Tax Credit program at Wednesday's review meeting.
Radio Story - The University of Missouri plans to open an Animal Cancer Care Center in St. Louis in Spring.
Radio Story - Gov. Nixon speaks about the Missouri Broadband Summit plans in Jefferson City.
Radio Story - Struggling Missouri School Districts Get Rid of the D.A.R.E. Program
Radio Story - The internal medicine department at The University of Missouri was put on probation by a national accreditation group.
Radio Story - The average score for a Missouri student on the ACT has not changed in five years.
Newspaper Story - UM System President Gary Forsee said Thursday that maintaining a tuition freeze would
Newspaper Story - Experts say campus security reports are "almost impossible" to compare.
Radio Story - The Daily Beast Blog named Missouri college campuses in the 450 most dangerous college campuses in America.
Radio Story - Gov. Jay Nixon canceled his news conference at a Kansas City community college Tuesday after a dean's throat was slashed.
Radio Story - A Clayton School District spokesman says granting access to all St. Louis city students who want in would 'fundamentally change education.'
Radio Story - State Officials present opposing views on Preliminary Annual Performance Reports released by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Radio Story - The retirement system for public school teachers may take away benefits for future teachers.
Newspaper Story - Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro says Missouri schools fail to measure up on a national scale.
Radio Story - The Missouri School Boards' Association hosted 80 Missouri school districts for the first of several meetings planned during the year.
Radio Story - A record 122,000 Missourians are investing in the state's college-savings plan.
Newspaper Story - Overview of legislative progress on May 12, 2010
Newspaper Story - Columbia school programs aim at combating childhood obesity.
Newspaper Story - Time is running out for the House to consider merging the education departments.
Radio Story - With two weeks left in the legislative session, the House Education committee didn't finish testimony on 2 resolutions that would combine Missouri's Education Departments.
Newspaper Story - Lawmakers clear the state's education budgets.
Radio Story - Missouri's legisalture clears the state's education budgets.
Newspaper Story - After several weeks of debate, the Senate casted a final vote to consolidate Missouri's two education departments into one all-inclusive education department
Radio Story - Governor Nixon held an unusual evening phone conference with the heads of Missouri's higher education institutions to promote tax credit reform.
Radio Story - The bill will delay the school funding formula phase-in for a year, saving the state $93 million.
Radio Story - Legislators voted to consolidate and reorganize the Missouri Board of Education.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Jay Nixon held a teleconference with higher education officials Tuesday to discuss the need for tax credit reform to help underfunded education institutions in Missouri.
Radio Story - Six-year-olds in St. Louis and Kansas City would be required to start kindergarten before the age of 7 if this bill passes.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's Senate votes to unify education oversight in the state, but not make any real power changes.
Newspaper Story - Nixon is cutting an additional $45 million from Missouri's current fiscal year budget in the wake of plummeting state revenue
Radio Story - The House Higher Education Committee chair proposes boosting state-funded college scholarships by $150 million by 2014
Radio Story - The Senate voted yes to a resolution that would dissolve the Department of Higher Education and Elementary Education.
Radio Story - Missouri's House votes to remove an extra scholarship bonus the state gives students in private schools.
Radio Story - Rep. Gayle Kingery says he will up funding from to $150 million by 2014
Newspaper Story - Speaker Ron Richard said he's not letting any economic development bill get passed his desk.
Newspaper Story - A move to consolidate the state's education boards stalled on the Senate floor Wednesday after some legislators blocked a vote.
Radio Story - The debate over open school enrollment has barely begun.
Radio Story - Access Missouri scholarships for Missouri residents will change in 2014.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's House votes to cut an extra scholarship bonus provided to private college students.
Newspaper Story - Senators voted to consolidate Missouri's two education departments, but a subsequent bill detailing the merger stalled discussion
Newspaper Story - The governor's college tuition freeze clears the legislature.
Radio Story - A Senate bill acquired unanimous support for another year of funding to ward the Missouri Career Ladder program.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's Senate approved a package of bills to cut the size of state spending.
Radio Story - With the need for a balanced budget looming, Missouri Senators look at cutting summer schooling and Career Ladder
Newspaper Story - The Senate begins debating budget Wednesday
Radio Story - The Senate gave approval to a bill that might require some teachers to change their Facebooks.
Newspaper Story - Vague language in cyberbullying legislation passed Thursday has some Missouri representatives questioning its effectiveness.
Radio Story - House passed HB 1543 by a vote of 129-17 which defines cyberbullying and expands immunity for teachers enforcing school discipline.
Newspaper Story - MU officials have faith the tuition freeze plan will be upheld, despite a cut proposed Tuesday by the Senate Appropriations Committee
Radio Story - The Missouri House votes overwhelmingly in favor of a bill allowing faculty to spank students their students without repercussions from the Department of Social Services.
Newspaper Story - The in-state tuition freeze deal struck between Gov. Nixon and Missouri Higher Education could be undermined by a new budget cut, according to Senate budget leaders.
Newspaper Story - Legislators deny ballroom dancing and question open enrollment amendments.
Radio Story - The House Committee on Higher Education unanimously passed Access Missouri bill substitute in a executive session on Tuesday.
Newspaper Story - Home-schooled students would be allowed to play high school sports in their home district under a Senate bill heard Wednesday
Radio Story - Four senators discussed how to advance Missouri's education system
Newspaper Story - The Missouri House voted to cut $105 million from the Foundation Formula.
Radio Story - The amendment takes $105 million away from secondary and elementary schools.
Newspaper Story - The University of Missouri System won a victory Monday, as the Senate Governmental Organizations Committee cut down a bill that would have consolidated state workers' health plans.
Newspaper Story - A Senate bill would increase the number of games a Bingo license holder can conduct.
Newspaper Story - Senate committee heard bill that would alter the state's bullying policies
Newspaper Story - The week following the governor's plan for consolidating Missouri's two education departments, the issue has yet to emerge in Missouri's legislature
Newspaper Story - The substitute budget fully funds Foundation Formula, but relies on $300 million Missouri might not get
Newspaper Story - The Senate Education Committee heard a bill Wednesday to promote science, technology, education and math education, but the state wouldn't be obligated to commit any money to the initiative.
Newspaper Story - The bill would equalize the disparity in funds between students at public and private higher education institutions
Newspaper Story - Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, said Gov. Nixon needs to clarify his budget proposal
Newspaper Story - A bill to give children of illegal immigrants in-state college tuition faced no opposition in a Senate committee Wednesday, but the bill's sponsor still called introducing the bill "an education process."
Radio Story - Public universities could be prohibited from charging out of state tuition for children of illegal aliens.
Newspaper Story - Representatives discussed what programs to include or cut in their final draft of the education budget
Newspaper Story - A House appropriations committee rejects a call to trim five percent from the state's prison budget.
Newspaper Story - The House Education Appropriations Committee Chair said Wednesday that he is unlikely to recommend cuts to higher education beyond those suggested in the tuition plan reached by Gov. Jay Nixon and higher education officials in November.
Newspaper Story - A bill that would increase Access Missouri awards for students of public universities has been considered again this year in the Missouri Senate.
Radio Story - Universities cut-back in order to deal with tough economic times.
Newspaper Story - A proposed Senate bill would allow K-12 students to enroll across public school district lines
Radio Story - Nearly everyone at a Senate education committee hearing agreed that Missouri's public schools are in bad shape, but, how to fix the problem was up for debate.
Newspaper Story - A new bill in the House would give students the choice to take a ballroom dance class instead of P.E.
Radio Story - The Dropout Prevention Task Force discussed the content of its report.
Newspaper Story - More budget cuts made by the state administration as tax revenues drop below expectations.
Radio Story - The state commissioner on higher education, Robert Stein, testifies about state of higher education system.
Newspaper Story - A letter sent by Higher Education Commissioner Robert Stein to Missouri's public college officials introducing possible cuts is a step in the right direction, said Rep. Chris Kelly, D-Columbia, but would be difficult to implement.
Radio Story - Tax exemptions for seniors and charities are threatened by new sales tax.
Newspaper Story - The Senate Education Cmte. heard a bill that would expand the definition of bullying to cover texting and social networking.
Newspaper Story - While state leaders have proposed to prevent cuts for public education, a nationally recognized early childhood education program might get less funding for the second year in a row.
Newspaper Story - Insufficient funds mean bigger problems for school operations in the state
Newspaper Story - Rep. Chris Kelly has bi-partisan support for a $740M bond issue that died in the Senate last year.
Radio Story - Ethics reform is one of the big issues for the upcoming legislative session, Senate Republican leadership said.
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