Kansas City Education News
By Mara Rose Willaims, KC Star
Charter schools in Kansas City say they are shortchanged about $15 million a year in funds that for years has been diverted to Kansas City Public Schools. But they are going to have to change Missouri law to get it. District officials are fighting the efforts because they don’t believe the charters should get anywhere near the amount they claim from the pot of public money they are supposed to share.
By Sara Plake, Channel 41 News
When a student has an unstable childhood, they are less likely to be successful through high school. As a result, school districts have to find ways to be an entire support system beyond the classroom. Kansas City Public Schools says it is not trying to solve the problem of student mobility as much as it is trying to raise a red flag.
Missouri Education News
The Missouri Board of Education has adopted changes to Fine Arts learning standards for the state’s K through 12 public schools. He says the changes broaden the definition of Arts to include animation, film and gaming development and interactive and computer-based art-making.
By KTTN Trenton, MO
Public schools in Missouri would be able to teach elective courses on the Bible if one representative’s bill makes its way through the Missouri Senate, though some argue they already can. The Senate Education Committee heard the bill Tuesday which has already passed the House.
National Education News
By Catherine Gewertz, Education Week
New science tests are rolling out across the country, but some teachers are worried that they will include a lot of questions on subjects their students haven’t studied. With schools in spring-testing mode, high school science teachers are watching intently to see how their students…