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Next up: Combining tax-credit scholarships and ESAs

By   /  May 10, 2016  /  Education, Missouri, National, News  /  No Comments

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Missouri lawmakers are toying with the idea of combining two bulwarks of the school choice movement – tax credit scholarships and education savings accounts

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Mother sues over race-based regulations in Missouri school transfer program

By   /  May 4, 2016  /  Education, Judiciary, Missouri, National, News  /  No Comments

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La’Shieka White sued a Missouri school transfer program Wednesday, claiming…

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Missouri school transfer program turns integration upside down

By   /  March 10, 2016  /  Education, Judiciary, Missouri, National, News  /  No Comments

Photo Credit: La’Shieka White

It’s a perfect example of the law of unintended consequences. A school transfer program in Missouri – originally intended to end segregation – is now excluding students from attending schools based on the color of their skin. About three weeks ago, La’Shieka White tried to find out whether her son, 9-year-old Edmund Lee Jr., could […]

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Kansas City Public Schools to sponsor first charter school

By   /  December 4, 2015  /  Education, Education Blog, Missouri  /  No Comments

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The Missouri Board of Education this week unanimously approved the first charter school in the Kansas City public school district. The Kansas City Neighborhood Academy will take over an unused school building and in an inner city neighborhood. The school is expected to enroll 180 students next fall in grades K-2, expanding one grade per year until it […]

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‘Vicious political campaigning’ backfired on MO unions

By   /  September 15, 2015  /  Jobs + Growth, Missouri, State Government  /  No Comments

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Former union members recount stories of the “vicious political campaigning” they were subject to at work before the right-to-work vote in Missouri.

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Nanny of the week: MO town bans breastfeeding near pools

By   /  September 5, 2014  /  Missouri, Nanny State of the Week, National, News  /  No Comments


Mothers in Missouri are allowed to breastfeed their children in public, provided they use as much discretion as possible — unless they’re near a public pool in the town of Warrensburg.

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