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Missouri education officials examine how, when to restart school

Students arrive at Oakville Middle School on the first day of school last year.

By Claire Colby, Missouri News Network

April 17, 2020

In-person instruction in Missouri schools is canceled for the remainder of the school year, and attention has turned to how and when school buildings may eventually be reopened. Much of Gov. Mike Parson’s Wednesday briefing centered on education. Missouri schools will receive $208 million from t...

VIDEO: All Missouri schools will stay closed through end of school year

Mehlville School District employees, including Superintendent Chris Gaines, seen above March 23, are handing out grab-and-go meals of breakfast and lunch to all children living in the Mehlville School District during the extended closure.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 9, 2020

The governor announced Thursday that students in Missouri will not return to school this year, but St. Louis area schools had already made that decision. In a Facebook post, Gov. Mike Parson said, “We are ordering all Missouri public and charter schools to remain closed through the remainder of the...

Bayless teacher one of 33 nationwide to receive $25,000 Milken Award

Pictured above, Therese Shain, a special education teacher at Bayless Elementary, smiles for photos after receiving a $25,000 Milkin Educator Award Wednesday morning. Shain is one of 33 educators to receive the award in 2018-2019. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

February 13, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A Bayless Elementary School teacher was awarded one of education's most prestigious honors, the $25,000 Milken Educator Award, at a surprise school assembly Wednesday morning featuring guests such as First Lady of Missouri Teresa Parson a...

Missouri Senate halts confirmation of Eddy Justice to state education board

Missouri Senate halts confirmation of Eddy Justice to state education board

May 4, 2018

By Tyler Wornell Columbia Missourian JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Senate made good on its promise to shut down the confirmation of nominees to the State Board of Education last week, starting with Eddy Justice. After a 20-minute filibuster April 24, President Pro Tem Ron Richard withdrew a...

Public education dealt major blow by Greitens

Public education dealt major blow by Greitens

December 7, 2017

"Call the Tune" by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com We used to think that Jay Nixon was the worst governor to serve Missouri. Quite frankly, we didn’t think Nixon could do any worse as governor than he did as attorney general, but his abysmal performance in the state’s top office...

Greitens’ appointees oust Missouri education commissioner

Greitens’ appointees oust Missouri education commissioner

December 6, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Gov. Eric Greitens ousted the state’s top education official through a new State Board of Education majority last week after months of maneuvering. But a south county resident on the board sees the move as a step backward for education...

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