Category: Education

Washington University purchases building in Delmar Loop

Washington University’s investment venture’s in the Delmar Loop took a step forward Monday after it acquired another building there. The university acquired the property at 6640-54 Delmar and the parking lot adjacent to the building for about $1.5 million. The building will house the Craft Alliance Education Center. The properties had a combined appraised value of about $600,000. Washington University, in a statement, said the university views the property as a long-term hold asset. Washington University […]

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 the commissioner last Friday. News broke Thursday evening that Claudia Greim, another one of Greitens’ appointees, resigned effective immediately, less than a day before the […]

RELEASE: Mvix Drives Live Communications at a Missouri School

STERLING, Va., Nov. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — New Life Christian School, a top parochial school in the St. Louis metro, has selected Mvix to power their campus digital signage network. The network empowers communication with students and parishioners by sharing announcements, live sermons, event listings, and community photos. The school started as a ministry of the New Life Pentecostal Church in 1974. Today, New Life Christian School serves over 200 students. It is unique in their […]

RELEASE: Strong job market provides college grads career options

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — With the number of new job openings expected to increase this year, college graduates may find themselves at an advantage for landing their first full-time job. One of the areas that may provide some of the most opportunity could come from an industry that few might expect — agriculture. What students might not know is agriculture majors offer a wealth of job opportunities in a wide array of areas, and the pace of […]

GUEST COLUMN: Governor Greitens Strikes Again: Now He’s after the Education Commissioner

Earlier this year Governor Greitens unfairly painted a picture of our part-time state legislators as “being on vacation” after the 2017 legislative session ended. Now he absurdly blames “bureaucrats” for falling English and Math score in Missouri schools. And his scapegoat is Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven. After stacking the MO Board of Ed with unconfirmed nominees, last week he tried and failed to force them to fire her. And he is apparently going to have […]

RELEASE: Greitens: How come our administrator pay has been rising more than twice as fast as teacher pay?

“Let me tell you why we’re fighting so hard for kids and teachers in Missouri. Today, the system works for insiders and bureaucrats who get paid real well, but it fails too many students, families, and teachers. We know insiders and bureaucrats will lie. You deserve to know the facts. Here’s a lie: Missourians don’t give enough tax money to schools. Here are the facts: Missourians spend about the national average on our schools. I […]

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. “I look forward to the focus returning to educating our children,” Commissioner Vandeven said.More than 50 superintendents from across the state attending the Jefferson City meeting on Tuesday to protest and show support for Vandeven, all of whom celebrated in the hallways with […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens appoints member to State Board of Education

Jennifer Edwards was appointed to the State Board of Education by Missouri Governor Eric Greitens on Tuesday. Edwards, of Springfield, is the President and Co-Founder of Decoding Dyslexia Missouri. She is a founding board member of the Springfield Center for Dyslexia and Learning. Edwards earned her bachelor’s degree in international business management from Missouri State University. She released the following statement: “I applied to be on the Board of Education because I am worried about the downward trend in […]

RELEASE: Maryville University Builds on its Spirit of Inclusivity by Expanding its Online Degree Programs

Launch of 10 online bachelor’s degree programs next fall to help prepare students for rapidly evolving workplace ST. LOUIS, Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Maryville University, a nationally ranked private university, today announced the expansion of its online bachelor’s degree programs that will begin in Fall 2018. Ten additional programs will be offered nationwide to working adults designed to educate and prepare them for the evolving career marketplace. These offerings align with Maryville’s student-centered approach […]

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 concerns about the “politicization” of the State Board of Education following news that the Governor had appointed a fifth member to the board in hopes […]