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Missouri Education News

In final weeks of Missouri Legislature’s session, ‘tough path’ for charter schools, sports betting issue not dead, GM package to get fast tracked

By Alisa Nelson,  Missouri Net

Members of the Missouri Legislature could have some long nights during these final two weeks of the regular session. Lawmakers are expected to focus their time and effort on passing a balanced fiscal year 2020 state budget by Friday’s deadline, settling on an infrastructure funding plan and an incentives package to offer to automotive giant GM.

National Education News

We Need More Teachers of Color. Let’s Scrap Exams That Keep Them Out of the Classroom

By Emery Petchauer, Education Week Teacher

Students of color seldom see teachers who look like them. This is in large part because many aspiring teachers of color are pushed out of the profession before they have a chance to start. It’s not poor performance in college courses or teaching internships that take the biggest toll. It is the standardized tests aspiring teachers must pass to become a teacher. These exams are designed to function as a gatekeeper of teacher quality, but important issues suggest it’s time to rethink their role in the profession. A recent report estimates that each year, the exams screen out approximately 8,600 of 16,900 aspiring teachers of color.

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