Tag: education

RELEASE: Blunt to hold hearing on opioid crisis

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, will hold an open hearing Tuesday at 11 a.m.  in Room SD-124 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. During the hearing, the Subcommittee will examine prevention, treatment, and recovery activities related to the opioid crisis in America. Hearing Details: Subject: Addressing the Opioid Crisis in America: Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Date: Tuesday, […]

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: 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: 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 […]

RELEASE: Greitens violated law by ousting state school board member

 Governor can’t remove board members without written notice, hearing on charges JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Professional politician and part-time governor Eric Greitens violated state law in September when he removed State Board of Education Member Melissa Gelner from office after she refused to support his shadowy plot to oust Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven. According to news reports, a second state board member expects Greitens to unilaterally remove him from […]

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

BY MICHAEL LAYER 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 resignation allows Greitens the opportunity to have five appointments to the eight-person board. Joe Driskill In Driskill’s resignation letter, he said that he […]

Missouri Community Colleges Association awards six legislators

By Michael Layer 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 General Assembly.  House Minority leader Rep. Gail McCann Beatty was also recognized. The MCCA represents the 12 community colleges in Missouri and […]