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Opponents of ‘critical race theory’ urge Missouri lawmakers to take action

A handful of parents pleaded with state lawmakers Monday to take action on critical race theory in schools — an academic concept that the...

Gov. Parson set to sign bills on school choice, police chokeholds,...

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson will hopscotch the state this week signing bills into law ranging from private school scholarships to a gas tax increase...

CDC study finds racial, regional disparities as schools reopened for in-person...

WASHINGTON — After last year’s abrupt shutdown of schools due to the coronavirus pandemic, increasing numbers of students returned to in-person learning. But a new study...

Why this KC tech camp draws kids with visual impairments from...

This story was originally published by the Kansas City Beacon.  Fifteen-year-old Lyra Thompson describes herself as tech-savvy. She likes to learn coding languages in her free...

More than 100 Missouri schools have bought ‘often unproven’ air-cleaning technology

This story was originally published as a collaboration between Kaiser Health News and St. Louis Public Radio. When the coronavirus pandemic hit, Scott Dulle scoured...

For toddlers, pandemic shapes development during formative years

This story was originally published by Kaiser Health News. CASTLE POINT, Mo. — Lucretia Wilks, who runs a small day care out of her home in...

Missouri lawmakers passed a tax credit program to fund school choice....

Missouri is on the cusp of creating a program that directs donations funded by tax credits to help parents offset the cost of sending...

Attempts to ban teaching on ‘critical race theory’ multiply across the...

WASHINGTON — From statehouses to Congress, Republicans have launched into a fight against the teaching of “critical race theory,” which just a year ago...

Missouri lawmakers head home without passing bill crucial to Medicaid funding

Missouri lawmakers ended the 2021 legislative session with a $2 billion question left unanswered.  For the first time in 30 years, the General Assembly failed...

Missouri Senate votes to remove cap on public college tuition increases

Two years after giving colleges and universities power to shift losses from state budget cuts to students, the Missouri Senate voted Wednesday night to...

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