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Audit: St. Louis school raked in $1.4M for faked attendance

Oct. 29, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri's auditor says a St. Louis charter school faked attendance numbers to get an extra $1.4 million in state funding. Democratic Auditor Nicole Galloway on Tuesday said St. Louis College Prep Charter School repeatedly reported attendance numbers that were higher than its enrollment....

Auditor: Closed St. Louis charter school owe state millions

Oct. 29, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — State Auditor Nicole Galloway says a closed St. Louis charter school was overpaid $1.4 million after falsifying attendance records. Galloway's office announced Tuesday an audit of the St. Louis College Prep Charter School also found officials used school credit cards to buy such...

Warren vows to ban federal funding for new charter schools

Oct. 21, 2019 9:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has announced an education proposal pledging to spend hundreds of billions of dollars on public schools while ending all federal funding to create new charter schools. The Massachusetts senator said Monday she'll "adequately and...

Panel: Florida should tighten school shooter drills

Oct. 15, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's public schools should have realistic active-shooter drills and any armed school employees must be trained by a sheriff's office and not a private company, the commission investigating last year's high school massacre recommended Tuesday to the Legislature. The Marjory...

Only 1% of 100K teachers in Missouri, Kansas are black men

Oct. 11, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Charles King remembers in his third year teaching a parent called him aside and told him to be more authentic, to let some of his roots show because the black students in that urban Houston school needed to know he was one of them. The encounter changed the way that King, now 39 and...