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Radio Story - Committee continues to work on proposal for higher education funding in Missouri
Newspaper Story - Performance based funding a part of a new higher education funding formula proposal
Radio Story - New bill would allow more local control over setting school calendars
Radio Story - Missouri will lose state tax revenue if no deal is reached in Congress to lower the federal income tax in 2013.
Radio Story - Missouri sees 6 percent jump in international student enrollment
Newspaper Story - Missouri voters shot down Proposition B, which proposed an increase on the state's tobacco tax.
Radio Story - An MU Athletic Department employee initially tried to dispute $6400 spent at a Las Vegas Strip Club
Newspaper Story - A few Missouri lawmakers are working on bonding bills to make capital improvements
Radio Story - The Joint Education Committee heard testimony Tuesday about its new higher education funding formula
Radio Story - MU Athletics tightening rules on department credit cards after one staffer's $7,600 strip club escapade last year
Radio Story - Jefferson City Public Schools close after water main breaks
Radio Story - St. Louis Public Schools gains provisional accreditation, state appointed board still in power
Radio Story - The state Board of Education president questions granting provisional accreditation to St. Louis city schools.
Newspaper Story - St. Louis Public Schools see a turnaround, but it still might not be enough
Radio Story - The University of Missouri system is one of nearly 500 public universities to join Project Degree Completion
Newspaper Story - Rep. Chris Kelly, Missouri convenience store group bring their arguments to Columbia on cigarette tax
Radio Story - Opponents clash on cigarette tax on November ballot
Radio Story - St. Louis City School District could make history if provisional accreditation is approved.
Radio Story - St. Louis Public School District still may not get accreditation despite meeting eligibility standards.
Radio Story - Thirteen Missouri school districts hope to be the state's first beneficiaries of federal Race to the Top funds
Radio Story - The Missouri State Education Board says Normandy Schools have two years to improve before a state takeover.
Radio Story - The state will use a pilot program this year to learn how it can better evaluate its' teachers.
Radio Story - Sponsor of bill to bus students to closer schools does not plan to override veto.
Newspaper Story - A new state law streamlines the transfer process for Missouri college students
Newspaper Story - State law that went into effect in August streamlines the transfer process for Missouri college students
Newspaper Story - As Missouri lawmakers head home, many issues touted by leadership failed to gain traction and pass.
Newspaper Story - Missouri lawmakers enter their last day of the session with various issues still left unresolved
Newspaper Story - Legislators hand cell phone users a victory as the session draws to an end.
Newspaper Story - Despite setbacks, the House and Senate finalize the state budget one day before the constitutional deadline.
Radio Story - The Missouri House voted to defund the women's instute at UMSL
Newspaper Story - News Summary for May 7
Newspaper Story - News summary for May 8
Radio Story - The Missouri House passed an child care measure as an amendment to a Senate Militia bill.
Newspaper Story - House passes bill that would change teacher tenure and set criteria for firing them.
Radio Story - Seniority for teachers no longer is the ruling factor in workforce reduction.
Newspaper Story - Missouri takes another step toward charter school expansion and accountability
Radio Story - A Missouri lawmaker takes a public stance against a bill that would limit sexuality discussions in school.
Newspaper Story - Missouri Replubican representative speaks out against bill banning discussion of sexual orientation in schools
Newspaper Story - News Summary for Tuesday, May 1
Radio Story - Missouri House debated an anti-bullying bill and voted down an amendment.
Radio Story - Local students gather at the Capitol for Sketch Day.
Newspaper Story - MU students protested at the Capitol steps against high education cost.
Radio Story - MU students gathered at the Capitol steps against high education costs.
Radio Story - The Missouri Senate decided not to cut healthcare benefits for the blind and visually impaired.
Radio Story - Senate committee hears emotional testimony on CPR bill.
Radio Story - Education reform bill at a stand still in the Senate
Newspaper Story - After eight hours of debate Missouri's $24 billion budget has yet to receive a vote in the Senate.
Radio Story - Republicans block Senate vote on teacher tenure...by talking about cranberry bread
Radio Story - The state education board approves closing three Imagine charter academies in St. Louis.
Radio Story - Missouri students who transfer from a 2-year to a 4-year higher education institutions may be easier under a bill.
Radio Story - Missouri veterans are waiting on a dedicated source of funding.
Newspaper Story - Despite a filibuster, the bill to expand charter schools across the state gains approval of the Senate
Radio Story - Discussion over Missouri charter schools creates firestorm of debate.
Newspaper Story - Missouri legislators disagree on the fairness of public school funding
Radio Story - House Representative seeks to make trapshooting a recognized sport in schools statewide
Newspaper Story - The Missouri Senate adopted a measure to make it harder for teachers to get tenure.
Radio Story - As Jerry Sandusky appears in court, the Missouri House passes stricter mandatory reporting laws.
Radio Story - Houses passes bill that would allow students to attend school in different districts.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri House passed a bill that would ease transportation hardships for students.
Radio Story - Missouri's Attorney General and the MU System president spoke out to advocate legislators to fund higher education.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri Senate narrowly votes to keep teacher tenure intact.
Radio Story - The Senate narrowly rejects a St. Louis County senator's proposal to repeal teacher tenure.
Radio Story - Concerns about St. Louis education system spark debate during House budget approval.
Radio Story - Turner v. Clayton brings open enrollment back to light, but not debate.
Newspaper Story - With six weeks left in the legislative session, the school funding formula fix is stalled in the House.
Radio Story - Choirs meet at capitol for Fine Arts Day
Newspaper Story - The Missouri House gives first round approval to the state's operating budget.
Newspaper Story - Missouri lawmakers go on spring break after passing business bills, but many things remain on their agenda.
Radio Story - Missouri representatives want to adopt a state butterfly and a state exercise.
Newspaper Story - Missouri General Assembly discussing tough issues including a comprehensive education reform bill after break
Radio Story - An overview of the 2012 legislative session so far.
Radio Story - 3 bills that would have allowed students to serve on UM Board of Curators all voted down in House Committee.
Newspaper Story - In a 7-4 vote, three pieces of legislation allowing students to serve on the UM Board of Curators were voted down.
Radio Story - Proposed bill would allow UM System students to have a direct say on the Board of Curators
Newspaper Story - The Missouri House is reversing the cuts to universities by slashing funds for the blind.
Radio Story - After last year's fallout at Penn state, Missouri's House looks to tighten mandatory reporting laws.
Newspaper Story - The bill combines eliminating teacher tenure, school funding, accountability and unaccredited school districts
Radio Story - Representatives heard testimony from teachers requesting that CPR training be mandatory for high school students.
Newspaper Story - One Missouri legislator suggests making CPR training a high school graduation requirement.
Radio Story - Representative Scott Dieckhaus sponsors a bill to help kids who wish to receive a private school education.
Radio Story - Representatives passed through to the full chamber a bill to allow ads on the sides of school buses.
Newspaper Story - House Republicans cut $68 million in health programs in a push to add money to public universities.
Newspaper Story - A new bill will let students share recorded lectures with the public.
Radio Story - Students delivered 6,000 letters to lawmakers in protest of Gov. Nixon's proposed higher education budget cuts.
Newspaper Story - A Republican's plan for tougher evaluations for teacher and student performance was criticized by both parties.
Newspaper Story - The Webster Groves school district presented its appeal to the Turner v. Clayton decision.
Radio Story - A district presented its appeal to the Turner v. Clayton decision to the Supreme Court on Wednesday.
Newspaper Story - Senate committee passed a bill allowing students in failing schools to use a tax credit to go to private schools.
Radio Story - Fourth grade students testified to make jumping jacks the official state exercise.
Radio Story - Gov. Nixon met with college presidents from across the state to talk about higher education funding.
Radio Story - A new bill would reverse a University of Missouri policy on sharing recorded lectures.
Newspaper Story - The bill would hold sponsors accountable and allow charter schools to expand across the state
Newspaper Story - The Missouri House is considering legislation that would require schools to investigate bullying.
Radio Story - The Missouri House is considering new legislation which would require stricter anti-bullying policies in schools.
Radio Story - Tina Meier testifies in front of the House Children and Families Committee in support of an anti-bullying bill.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Jay Nixon cushioned his 15 percent cut of public universities with money from a mortgage settlement.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri legislature is attempting to even out the way public school funding is decided
Newspaper Story - Missouri House committee discussed a bill that would allow advertisements on school buses
Radio Story - The house passed through a bill providing children easier access to their mothers in prison.
Newspaper Story - The Senate blocked the nomination of Columbia attorney Craig van Matre to the MU Board of Curators.
Newspaper Story - A House bill would replace teacher tenure with annual evaluations based on teacher and student performance
Radio Story - Presidents of higher education institutions urge lawmakers to help stop the budget cuts.
Newspaper Story - Hearing discusses what 15 % funding cut would mean to Missouri universities and colleges.
Radio Story - With two major unaccredited school districts, improving the quality of Missouri schools has become a major issue.
Newspaper Story - House Committee approves a bill allowing students to transfer credits among Missouri public universities.
Radio Story - The House Higher Education Committee passed a bill that would make it easier for students to transfer credits.
Radio Story - UM System curators recommend a system-wide tuition increase as high as 7.5%.
Newspaper Story - St. Louis and Kansas City Catholic schools told a Missouri Senate panel to let them take kids from failing schools.
Radio Story - Senate considers bill to address the issue of unaccredited schools.
Newspaper Story - Testimony regarding charter expansion bill gets tense.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Jay Nixon is advocating larger budget cuts to higher education than advertised by his budget director.
Radio Story - The House higher education committee considered a plan to streamline courses at all public universities.
Radio Story - Government money may go to private schools
Radio Story - Senators voice objection to Governor Jay Nixon's proposed budget.
Newspaper Story - Members of Missouri Senate committee express concern on parts of Nixon's 2013 proposed budget
Newspaper Story - Missouri senate resolution wants to repeal amendment banning state funding for religious institutions
Radio Story - Confusion over an education funding formula causes the house education committee to delay executive session.
Newspaper Story - Changes to the formula to determine public school funding are being delayed to further explore the issue
Newspaper Story - Missouri's public universities bore the brunt of Gov. Nixon's 2013 proposed budget cuts.
Radio Story - Top House leaders react to the budget the Governor released tonight that cut funding for higher education.
Newspaper Story - Senate Education Committee heard public support for streamlining course requirements for college transfers.
Newspaper Story - Missouri legislators look at changing school funding to deal with budget shortfalls in education.
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