Category: Education

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 […]

Education officials, lawmakers firing back at Greitens’ attempt to oust State Board of Education commissioner

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri education officials are firing back at Republican Governor Eric Greitens’ alleged attempt to oust the state’s top education official, and now some lawmakers are adding their voices to the call. Last week, Greitens appointed a fifth new member to the State Board of Education, gathering […]

Driskell resignation gives Greitens fifth seat to appoint on Board of Education

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Joe Driskill announced he will be resigning from the Missouri Board of Education (BOE) on November 9. Governor Eric Greitens has faced heavy resistance from the BOE as three candidates have withdrawn from consideration and he has been trying to replace Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven. Driskill’s […]

Missouri Community Colleges Association awards six legislators

BRANSON, Mo. – The Missouri Community Colleges Association (MCCA)’s convention and trade show, four legislators were awarded on Thursday evening for their support of Missouri Community Colleges. Rep. Jean Evans, Rep. John Weimann, Rep. Sandy Crawford, Rep. David Wood, and Sen. John Rizzo were recognized for their work in the […]

Legislative Task Force on Dyslexia releases report with recommendations for educators

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Legislative Task Force on Dyslexia has officially finished their report and is submitting it to the legislative leaders and Gov. Eric Greitens. The report shared on Tuesday by Rep. Kathy Swan, R-Cape Girardeau, who chaired the task force, outlines a number of recommendations the members […]

Mizzou emerges as top school for online courses

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –, a website which ranks online programs offered by colleges and universities in 50 states and Puerto Rico, found that the University of Missouri-Columbia was the best school in Missouri, according to their metric. The public university offered 35 online programs and had 30 students enrolled […]

Choi appoints Schnieders as UM System’s Director of Government Relations

Position will be responsible for day-to-day operations of government relations COLUMBIA, Mo. – Following the cancellation of the search for an executive director of government relations, University of Missouri System President Mun Choi announced today that Dustin Schnieders, chief of staff for Missouri State Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, […]

AG Hawley closer to prosecuting trafficking ring

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced Wednesday that his office is a step closer to prosecute 15 alleged human traffickers and close six businesses who are connected. The previous Friday, a Greene County Judge issued a preliminary injunction and barred the businesses from engaging in prostitution […]