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Senate Education Committee votes to allow unaccredited schools to fire tenured teachers and pay for private schooling
JEFFERSON CITY - A few unaccredited public school districts in St. Louis and Kansas City have pushed lawmakers to draw up legislation to fix their school's problems.
On Thursday, Feb. 20, the Senate Education Committee approved a measure that would provide public school funding for students from unaccredited schools to attend non-religious private schools.
Lawmakers and teachers debate the necessity of federal standards in Missouri schools
JEFFERSON CITY - Teachers, parents and lawmakers debated the necessity of Missouri schools abiding by nationwide standards, Thursday Feb. 20.
Study reveals murder rate increase since 2007 repeal of permit-to-purchase
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JEFFERSON CITY - A Johns Hopkins University study found that the murder rate in Missouri increased after the repeal of permit-to-purchase in 2007.
Gov. Nixon signs legislation to help deployed members of the military seek elected office
• Military members filing for office will be able to designate a proxy for the drawing establishing the order of candidate names on the ballot
JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon was joined today by Secretary of State Jason Kander, Sen. Will Kraus, Sen. Wayne Wallingford and Rep. Tony Dugger for the signing of House Bill 1125, which helps members of the military file for elected office.
Missouri teacher organization does not want guns in teacher's hands
JEFFERSON CITY - One of the state's biggest teacher organizations told lawmakers they don't want teachers carrying firearms in the classroom.