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Kansas City Education News

Missouri charter schools fighting to change funding formula

By Dia Wall, 41 Action News

Missouri charter schools say they receive significantly less money per student than public schools. Now, they’re fighting to change that.

After a glut of new hotels in KC, a realization: There’s now more supply than demand

By Steve Vockrodt, The KC Star

In one instance, a hotel chain dropped plans for a new Drury Inn hotel at the site of the former Kansas City Public Schools building at 1211 …

Missouri Education News

State board returns St. Louis Public Schools to local control

By St Louis Business Journal

The state agency will dissolve the Transitional School District of St. Louis July 1. Officials said the transitional district met the goals that were set when it was established, according to a release.

Missouri Students Demonstrate Their Skills in State Showcase of Career and Technical Education

Department if Elementary & Secondary Education

More than 2,300 career and technical education students from high schools and colleges across the state will compete at SkillsUSA Missouri’s State Leadership and Skills Conference April 4-6 at State Technical College of Missouri in Linn. The students will be participating in more than 150 contests.

National Education News

Analysis: Teachers more likely to strike in lowest-paid districts, states

By Linda Jacobson, Education Dive

Of the 10 states with the lowest salaries in 2018, with adjustments made for the cost of living, seven experienced either a strike, a walkout or a rally.

In rush to fill teacher vacancies, Illinois has lots of proposals and no obvious solutions

By Yana Kunichoff, Chalkbeat

Illinois is preparing to end another school year with more than 1,000 teacher vacancies, a crisis that has ignited legislators and the state’s new school board.

Fewer Fights and Increased Security: What New Data Say About School Safety

By Evie Blad, Education Week

Amid public concerns about school safety fueled by high-profile school shootings, new federal data show reports of student fights, bullying, and other forms of victimization have continued a decades-long trend of decline.

 

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