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2013 Education Stories
Newspaper Story - Missouri Changes Physical Education
Radio Story - President Obama met with state officials on canceled health insurance plans, Missouri not included.
Radio Story - DESE Commissioner Nicastro aided in lobbyist funded initiative
Radio Story - African-American Missouri Clergy met with Gov. Nixon Monday
Radio Story - Democrats walk out of a Senate committee on Medicaid.
Radio Story - Proposed teacher evaluations will hold educators and administrators accountable
Radio Story - K-12 education is vital to Missouri's economic competitiveness, says Gov. Nixon
Radio Story - An educational consulting firm has plans to help Kansas City Public Schools
Radio Story - Nixon says education funding will increase substantially in the next fiscal year.
Radio Story - Lawmaker scolded Gov. Jay Nixon and the Missouri Department of Corrections for halting an upcoming execution
Radio Story - Missouri Department of Education breathes a sign of relief
Radio Story - Missouri's education department says anxiety is high over debt ceiling breach
Radio Story - Lobbyist wants student represenatives on state university boards to have voting rights
Newspaper Story - Former chief of staff to Governor Mel Carnahan is behind new initiative
Radio Story - Missouri Senate Medicaid committee still indecisive about expanding Medicaid
Newspaper Story - State Education Department comes under fire over unaccredited schools
Radio Story - Missouri Supreme Court rejects the state auditor's lawsuit against the governor's budget withholding powers.
Radio Story - Two Republican state lawmakers say failing districts need new teachers
Radio Story - Missouri schools could face reduced funding for federal contracts if government shuts down.
Newspaper Story - Several state departments could face implications if feds shut down government
Radio Story - Mo. legislators leaning toward giving failing school districts state aid
Newspaper Story - Bailout for failing schools wins Republican favor
Newspaper Story - Top Republican on Education Appropriations committee says Gov. Nixon needs to stop going around legislature
Radio Story - Top Republican on education appropriations cmte doesn't want @GovJayNixon to pick schools that get early ed funding
Radio Story - Missouri state School board asks legislature for $6.8 million to fund Normandy District before it shuts down
Radio Story - Gov. Nixon still considers today a success even though he may have most overridden bills in history.
Radio Story - Missouri Senate veto session garners national media attention.
Radio Story - Missouri House fails to override Gov. Nixon's veto of controversial tax bill
Radio Story - St. Louis Senator calls for teacher tenure reform statewide, not just St. Louis Public Schools
Radio Story - Mo. Republican lawmakers caucus behind closed doors ahead of veto session
Radio Story - Missouri High Schools will release a report on the number of concussions this year
Newspaper Story - New Missouri laws went into effect today. Find out what changes to expect across the state.
Radio Story - New Missouri laws limit welfare use, aid verteran education and reduce risk to emergency workers on state highways.
Radio Story - A top House member says the legislature should investigate government pension benefits for lobbyists.
Radio Story - ACT reports show a majority of Missouri students didn't meet college readiness criteria
Newspaper Story - ACT Reports Show Majority of Missouri Students Don't Meet Criteria
Radio Story - DESE has hired an outside vendor to investigate and offer solutions toward fixing Missouri's failing schools
Radio Story - As session winds down, House backs $1.2B bond measure
Radio Story - Lawmakers provide $24 million worth of funding to state parks for repairs and maintnance
Radio Story - A revitalized special education funding proposal gets first-round approval in the House.
Radio Story - Senate takes small step to address St. Louis County school funding issue
Radio Story - House backs measure to allow school teachers to carry guns
Newspaper Story - Republicans in both chambers push gun laws despite opposition from the vocal Democratic minority.
Radio Story - House Budget Committee takes a second crack at building bond measure
Newspaper Story - State Rep. says "Don't Get Sick" bill would break poverty cycle
Newspaper Story - A higher education funding formula would base funding for schools on performance and job placement
Radio Story - Higher education bill tying career placement to funding gains first-round approval in state Senate
Radio Story - House Republicans voice approval for armed teachers
Radio Story - Senate panel backs in-state tuition for veterans
Radio Story - Lawmakers fight to help special needs children throughout Missouri
Radio Story - Students from the University of Missouri system lobby at the state Capitol for student rights
Newspaper Story - MU students rally for student curator, other changes at Capitol
Radio Story - Amendment on bill that allows St. Louis schools to fire incompetent tenured teachers is halted in House committee
Newspaper Story - Legislation to increase performance-based funding for Missouri universities and colleges passed out of committee.
Newspaper Story - Lawmakers work to recognize baseball great Jackie Robinson
Radio Story - Lawmakers hear legislation proposal to extend normal school year by five weeks
Newspaper Story - Report card system to evaluate education system criticized as oversimlifying schools and teacher performance
Newspaper Story - House committee passes bill to give military veterans in-state tuition at Missouri colleges
Radio Story - Lawmakers push to lower tuition rates for veterans
Newspaper Story - After passing the Senate floor in 5 hours, a tax overhaul bill meets opposition from a Republican Rep. in the House
Radio Story - Social Services Department won't talk about audit; 13 corrective action plans issued
Newspaper Story - Rural and urban leadership come together in DESE to serve Missouri's education system
Radio Story - Leaders in Missouri's General Assembly express satisfaction with first half progress
Radio Story - Missouri lawmakers working to roll back some state education standards
Newspaper Story - Critic of state education standards: "This is academic child abuse."
Newspaper Story - Missouri could be 1 of 4 states not affected by national education standards via legislation
Radio Story - Mo. House Republicans flexed their supermajority muscle today by pushing a pair of education bills to the Senate
Radio Story - The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved Kurt Schaefer's nearly $1 billion bonding bill.
Newspaper Story - Teachers and other school officials showed up to the Capitol to discuss changes to teacher tenure
Radio Story - Tensions high among Mo. lawmakers on discussion over teacher tenure changes.
Newspaper Story - Education commissioner says early child education bill is the most important piece of legislation she has seen
Radio Story - In a House hearing, Rep. Koenig defended his bill calling on schools to 'explore' differing theories of evolution.
Radio Story - Republicans push bills to resist federal gun control efforts
Radio Story - Gun legislation for classes stripped of ammo after many mandates were changed to suggestions.
Radio Story - Missouri lawmakers want voters to tell them where state spending should stop
Newspaper Story - Missouri lawmakers want to cap state spending with constitutional amendment
Radio Story - Ratings reports for schools could be accessible under a bill by House Education Committee
Radio Story - Missouri lawmakers look at increasing high school graduation requirements
Newspaper Story - Missouri legislators look at creating more high school graduation requirements
Newspaper Story - St. Louis County exempt from UM Extension legislation because of prior taxes supporting zoos and museums
Newspaper Story - Columbia senator sponsors a bill to create coordinator and council for gifted kids' education program
Radio Story - Sen. Schaefer purposes increase to gifted funding.
Radio Story - Mo. bill would allow St. Louis teachers to be fired for incompetency
Newspaper Story - St. Louis teachers could be fired for "incompetency" under proposed measure
Newspaper Story - Higher education officials voice support for $950 million bond proposal
Newspaper Story - UM extensions may soon come together to tax counties for additional programs
Newspaper Story - Results of performance-based higher education funding released in a report from the Senate Education Committee.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Jay Nixon has released nearly $8.5 million in previously withheld higher education funding.
Newspaper Story - Universities on track for bump in funding, but Lincoln's increase merely a blip
Radio Story - Lincoln University takes a big hit from performance based funding
Newspaper Story - University of Missouri seeks creation of districts that allow for taxes to fund extension program.
Newspaper Story - Proposed gun safety programs intend to curb gun-related fatalities, cause confusion instead.
Newspaper Story - University of Missouri System supports governor's performance-based proposal
Radio Story - Nixon touts increased education funding, Medicaid expansion, and campaign contribution limits in State of State
Newspaper Story - Missouri's governor makes education, mental health and Medicaid top budget priorities.
Radio Story - Gov. Jay Nixon likes bond proposal, wants to highlight four areas.
Radio Story - The senate has endorsed legislation that lawmakers could attract more NCAA tournaments to the state
Newspaper Story - Higher education institutions favor performance based state funding
Newspaper Story - Gov. Jay Nixon outlined his plan for his second term during the State of the State Address
Radio Story - Senators look to slash business taxes to match other states
Newspaper Story - Columbia Democrat to chair special House committee on $950 million bond issue.
Radio Story - House Speaker Tim Jones and Columbia democratic Rep. Chris Kelly look to deliver bi-partisan support for bond issue
Radio Story - Mo. Senators debate state takeover of KC school district
Radio Story - St. Louis City Senator Jamilah Nasheed pushes to give power back to elected school board
Newspaper Story - Senior Democratic Missouri House member given control of one of the biggest bond issues in Missouri history
Radio Story - Rep. Casey Guernsey moves to stop Obama gun proposals in MO
Radio Story - Missouri House and Senate announce what issues the Republican veto-proof majority will act on.
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