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1996 Lower Ed. Stories
Newspaper Story - The Missouri Supreme Court decided Tuesday that SB 380 is acceptable under state law.
Radio Story - Republicans are unhappy with a Supreme Court decision that rules just a small part of an education bill as unconstitutional.
Radio Story - The Governor's office says the state's schoolchildren have won the right to a good education with the court throwing out a lawsuit against the "Excellence in Education" law.
Radio Story - Getting suspended from school for kissing a classmate could happen in Missouri.
Newspaper Story - Hancock tax refunds delayed another month, at least, by court suit.
Radio Story - Missouri is one of seven states using recommendations from a new study that finds teachers inadequate.
Radio Story - GOP Treasurer candidate charges incumbent with fraud.
Radio Story - The Senate formed a new committee that will focus on MO graduation rates.
Newspaper Story - SAT scores in Missouri are up, but some say these higher scores are because the test was recentered.
Radio Story - Education expert questions meaning of SAT score increases for Missouri.
Overview of education issues before the 1996 legislative session.
The House passed the Safe Schools Bill to crack down on violent and disruptive students.
Bill sent to governor would appoint governing council for St. Louis special school district
The Senate approves an appeals board for school districts accused of paying teachers too little.
Senate adds teacher-assault crime to safe schools bill.
Governor's Safe Schools bill swamped with Senate Amendments.
The House passed a bill that would eliminate the age limit for school bus drivers.
Senate Education Committee approved a measure to let voters decide whether to split forfeitures between schools, police.
The Senate has voted to form a council that would have final approval over the St. Louis special school district budget.
The Senate approved a bill to dissolve the St. Louis special school district's school board.
House sends governor bill to remove the upper age limit for school bus drivers.
Missouri legislators voted not to approve a bill that would dissolve the St. Louis Special School Board.
Safe Schools bill sent to the Senate Floor (radio story).
Senate committee removes key part of governor's "Safe Schools" proposal.
Metal detectors and video cameras have helped one St. Louis school become safer.
Education Department on schedule with its curricula frameworks.
Opponents still attacking Education Department's new standards.
The House passed a new scholarship for high school students, but funding for it is in question.
House rejects effort to take KC desegregation funds out of the budget.
School uniforms proposed as approach to making schools safer.
Republican House members are trying to make the Education Department's standards subject to legislative approval.
Deadline passes for legislature to veto proposed education standards.
State legislators are debating the best ways to make Missouri's schools safer.
School standards appear safe from legislative veto.
The governor's "Safe Schools" plan passes House committee despite Republican opposition.
Governor's Safe Schools plan approved by committee.
Juvenile workers question value of governor's Safe Schools plan.
Senate Education Committee rejects changing school-standards law.
Governor's Safe Schools plan approved by committees.
Driver's license loss proposed as threat to keep kids in school.
Governor tops legislative recommendations with crackdown on crime.
New House speaker cites school violence as a top priority.
Preview of the major issues that have emerged for the 1996 legislative session.
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