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Missouri Senate sends education savings account program to governor’s desk

With only a week left in the legislative session, the Missouri Senate passed a bill Thursday that would establish scholarship accounts to pay for...

Furious lawmakers demand answers from Missouri DSS for undercount of abuse...

Lawmakers slammed the Department of Social Services on Thursday for underreporting the number of substantiated cases of abuse and neglect at youth residential facilities...

University of Missouri to close center studying state economy, taxes

A little over a year ago, when the University of Missouri needed to show the value of a new research center under construction in...

Governor demands resignation of David Steelman from University of Missouri curators

Gov. Mike Parson is demanding that David Steelman, the longest-serving member of the University of Missouri Board of Curators, resign to make way for...

Bill banning trans students from sports teams by gender wins support...

After hours of fierce debate that spanned the course of two days, the Missouri House on Wednesday signed off on a prohibition on transgender...

Pushback against ‘vaccine passports’ puts colleges in a quandary

WASHINGTON — Florida’s Nova Southeastern University joined a small group of U.S. colleges on April 1, when the private research university announced that it...

Missouri pre-K programs have room to grow. Advocates hopeful progress is...

Missouri’s state-funded preschool programs met quality benchmarks but have room to grow to serve a wider swath of children, according to a new report...

Missouri open enrollment bill sparks debate over segregation, consolidation

As bills expanding charter schools and creating new scholarship accounts for private school tuition make their way through the process, one piece of legislation...

Biden pitches big boosts in education and health spending in budget...

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration released a key portion of its budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year Friday, calling for increasing money for...

Parson cut deal with Democrats to pave Graves’ path to University...

Republican Gov. Mike Parson cut a deal this week with Senate Democrats to break a filibuster over the nomination of former Republican Party Chairman...

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