Category: Education

Auditor Galloway announces legislation to require schools to notify parents in case of cyber security breach

SB 582 sponsored by Sen. Walsh continues initiative to protect students’ personal information JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (December 4, 2017) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today announced that a bill to safeguard students’ sensitive information is among the first to be filed for the 2018 legislative session. State Sen. Gina Walsh […]

Greitens gets his way in second round: Vandeven fired as commissioner

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After serving as the commissioner of the Missouri State Board of Education since 2015, Dr. Margie Vandeven has been removed from her role by a 5-3 vote. And for the first time in the state’s history, a commissioner of education has been fired. “The goose was […]

Release: State Board Grants Provisional Accreditation to Normandy Schools Collaborative

  The State Board of Education voted today to classify the Normandy Schools Collaborative as provisionally accredited following several years of improvement in the district. The board accepted arecommendation from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to grant provisionally accredited status based on improvements in student performance, operations, […]

Lawsuits and resignations: what you need to know ahead of the next Board of Education meeting

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With each day, it seems that ongoing story of Gov. Eric Greitens’ attempt to oust Missouri State Board of Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven continues growing and taking new turns. The latest development is one that has been hinted at since the Board failed to vote out […]

State Board of Education sued for violating Sunshine Law during vote to oust Commissioner

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The hits seem to keep coming following the recent activities from the Missouri State Board of Education and the alleged attempt from Gov. Eric Greitens to oust Commissioner Margie Vandeven. News broke Tuesday morning that one of the former appointees, Rev. Tim Sumners, had filed suit […]

Greitens’ attempt to oust Board of Education commissioner flounders in tied vote

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In a stunning turn of events, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens received a loss in his attempt to supplant the current Board of Education commissioner in the Show-Me State. More than 50 superintendents from across the state attending the Jefferson City meeting on Tuesday to protest and […]

Governor removes another school board member hours before commissioner vote

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Eric Greitens has withdrawn yet another appointee to the Missouri State Board of Education just hours before a Tuesday morning meeting set to decide the fate of Commissioner Margie Vandeven. Gov. Greitens had appointed five new members to the board, with the intent of voting […]

State lawmakers call on Board of Education to ‘abandon efforts’ to oust Commissioner

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The hits keep coming as more and more lawmaker and officials express their displeasure with the attempt by Gov. Eric Greitens’ administration to oust Dr. Margie Vandeven, the commissioner for the Missouri State Board of Education. Earlier this week, officials from several education groups shared their […]