Tag: Steve Cookson

Chairman of the House Higher Education Committee calls for Wolfe to step down

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Rep. Steve Cookson, R-Butler County, chairman of the Missouri House Committee on Higher Education, has become one of the first lawmakers to call for the resignation of University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe. Cookson’s statement outlines a multitude of problems the system has had in the past few […]

Cookson wants to improve education by raising teachers’ salaries and more

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Rep. Steve Cookson, a former superintendent from Ripley County, filed 5 bills before leaving the Capitol last week, all addressing education. “I believe our greatest investment is in our children,” Cookson, a Republican, said. “The closer we can invest our resources in our children, the better product […]

Education committee kicks off tour, talks transfers and early education

ST. CHARLES, Mo. — The House Interim Education Committee started their state tour Monday at St. Charles Community College — and later in St. Louis — to discuss education issues from around the state, the two main topics being the transfer student issue and early childhood education. The meeting consisted […]

Interim committee on education begins planning, holds first meeting

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A House interim committee for primary and secondary education held its first meeting today in the Capitol building, where they heard an informational presentation from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and laid out plans for future meetings across the state. The committee, formed […]

Duncan, Sebelius discuss federal early learning program at national education policy conference

ST. LOUIS — The National Forum on Education Policy wrapped up its final day Thursday with keynote speakers Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, and Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services. The topic of both speeches was President Barack Obama’s proposal for expanding early learning, or early […]