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2002 Lower Ed. Stories
Radio Story - The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education recieved a $1.5 million grant to expand the new teacher training institute
Newspaper Story - The 2002 student assessment results show a decline in math skills, but improvement in reading comprehension.
Radio Story - Governor Holden announced that 47 preschool programs will receive state grants.
Newspaper Story - the story of education funding has been a tale of two vastly divergent issues, with elementary and secondary school districts walking away with funding increases and higher education institutions the victim of withholdings and budget cuts.
Newspaper Story - The Senate approved a change in the school foundation formula that lowers how much money it takes for full funding
Radio Story - While its a smaller package than originally intended, the foundation formula got final approval from the Missouri Senate. It lowers the initial amount of the bill by 30% but still fully funds the formula.
Radio Story - House and Senate conference committee members approved the house version of a bill for funding the School Foundation Formula
Newspaper Story - After nearly nine hours of debate and the announcement of $250 million in additional 2002 budget shortfalls, the Senate approved a $18.8 billion budget Thursday night.
Newspaper Story - The Senate Appropriations Committee slashed the K-12 education funding recommendations of both the governor and the House by nearly $150 million Thursday.
Radio Story - The House rejected an amendment that would ban corporal punishment in schools.
Radio Story - The house gave primary approval to a bill meant to stop bullies.
Newspaper Story - The House approved legislation Wednesday that would require school districts to establish policies prohibiting bullying.
Radio Story - House is scheduled to vote on a bill allowing the St. Louis City School District to raise their compulsory school age from 16 to 17.
Radio Story - Bill would allow voters to recall unruly Kansas City Board Members
Radio Story - House bill 1877 isn't getting a lot of support from the Senate.
Newspaper Story - Several members of the Senate Appropriations Committee agreed the school foundation formula would not be fully funded next year.
Newspaper Story - Sen. John Russell said the school foundation program probably won't be fully funded at the expense of other programs.
Newspaper Story - The foundation formula is something that the governor and most lawmakers want to fully fund, but many are not even able to explain.
Newspaper Story - The House took $15 million from supplemental funds and put them into special education
Radio Story - Senate President Pro Tem Peter Kinder is sponsoring a bill to prevent any new gaming.
Newspaper Story - Senate President Pro Tem Peter Kinder (D-Cape Girardeau) is sponsering a bill to prevent any new gaming from coming to the state.
Radio Story - The House Budget Committee voted to take away $8 million and three tests from the Missouri Assesment program.
Radio Story - Lawmakers in the House gave first round approval to a plan that raises gaming boat boarding fees to help pay for public education.
Radio Story - House Bill 1817 would require that teachers and administrators outline school problems and propose solutions.
Radio Story - Even though the state has promoted more summer school programs over the past eight years, funding might be cut this year.
Radio Story - Missouri's governor says he supports legislation that cuts $45 million from what is defined as "full funding" for public schools.
Newspaper Story - Missouri Public school children would have to observe a minute of silence in the state's public schools under a House bill.
Newspaper Story - Missouri schools would get a smaller budget increase the next year, but a bigger funding boost in two years under a budget-crisis plan approved by a House committee Tuesday.
Radio Story - High school journalists will have fewer restrictions regarding material in school newspapers.
Radio Story - Democrats say Republicans won't be able to fund their idea.
Radio Story - Missouri House Democrats want funding for schools to stay the same
Newspaper Story - Democrats say the GOP plan is unequitable and impossible because of the tight budget.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Bob Holden issued a proclamation honoring the St. Louis rapper and his group, the St. Lunatics, for helping to raise attendance in St. Louis city schools.
Radio Story - A Senate bill being considered may provide additional funding to school districts serving non-native English speaking students.
Radio Story - Some state lawmakers say they want to require public schools to start the day with a moment of silence so students will have the chance to pray.
Radio Story - The governor wants lawmakers to expand gaming in the state to fund public education.
Newspaper Story - Missouri voters would be faced with nearly $1 billion in tax and fee increases for highways and school buildings under a proposal unveiled Tuesday by house leaders
Newspaper Story - Legislators focus on maintaining education funding for the Formula Foundation plan despite budget cuts.
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