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The Education Advocate Daily News is a summary of political news in Missouri. Missouri NEA Political Director Mark Jones gathers news headlines from across the state to help MNEA Education Advocates stay in the know.


 



EA Update

November 19, 2015

354 Days until Election Day 2016

The Education Advocate Update is a summary of political news in Missouri. Missouri NEA Political Director Mark Jones gathers news headlines from across the state to help MNEA Education Advocates stay in the know. Email mark.jones@mnea.org to get added to the list.

 

Student Loans: Lenders suing more in last two years student loan lawsuits increase: “I’m seeing it steadily getting worse...” With billions at stake banks are starting to play hardball.

 

 

Need help with student loans? NEA resources for educators: From income-based repayment to loan forgiveness - NEA’s Degrees Not Debt has resources specifically for educators.

 

University of Missouri: University of Missouri Curator resigns: Ann Covington resigns from UM board of curators. Vacancy will be filled by appointment as UM system is under more scrutiny than ever.

 

 

State Rep. Mike Moon calls for special legislative session because of the “Islamization of Missouri.”: In a letter to Speaker Todd Richardson, Moon calls for a special session to stop Syrian refugees from coming to Missouri. Warning of the “Islamization of Missouri” Moon was later joined by other GOP members of the MO House.

 

 

Municipal Court Reform: Seeking to undo a law passed by the MO Legislature last year 12 cities and two mayors have brought suit to stop municipal court reforms passed in the wake of Ferguson.

 

St. Louis City School District educators reject pay offer: Teachers and ESP’s in the St. Louis School District reject district pay offer. Missouri law does not allow teachers to strike:

 


EA Update November 17, 2015

356 Days until Election Day 2016

The Education Advocate Update is a summary of political news in Missouri. Missouri NEA Political Director Mark Jones gathers news headlines from across the state to help MNEA Education Advocates stay in the know. Email mark.jones@mnea.org to get added to the list.

 

GOP State Senate announces priorities, voter supression (photo ID) and attacks on labor top the list:

 

Missouri’s March 15 Presidential Primaries key for both parties:

 

Shakeup in key State Senate GOP primary:S State Rep. Mark Parkinson withdraws from Senate 23 race in St. Charles.  

 

GOP Governor forum covers education and University of Missouri:Three of the five announced Republican candidates for Missouri governor gathered at a Platte County forum Saturday, swinging elbows over tax policy, experience, education — and the recent racial discord at the University of Missouri.”

 

Syrian refugees: Issue of allowing entrance of Syrian refugees continues at the state level.

 

Disaster funds: Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced Monday that the state is making more than $1.2 million available to counties in order to strengthen regional preparation.  

 

Important single stories:

Body Cameras: Eureka Police Department experiments with body cameras before state guidelines go into effect - Peoria Journal Star.

EA Update November 16, 2015

357 Days until Election Day 2016

The Education Advocate Update is a summary of political news in Missouri. Missouri NEA Political Director Mark Jones gathers news headlines from across the state to help MNEA Education Advocates stay in the know. Email mark.jones@mnea.org to get added to the list.



Missouri Pension system retains and attracts educators as other states experience a shortage:  In an age where a nationwide teacher shortage is well-documented, many believe Missouri’s public school teacher retirement benefits have become quite the draw. But, others are drawing a target on the system.


For-profit college agrees to settlement with MO Attorney General and 38 other states: Education Management Corp. reached the agreement with attorneys general in 39 states and the District of Columbia. The Pittsburgh-based company was accused of compensating employees based on how many students they enrolled in violation of a federal regulation.


GOP House Chair critiques others praise  University of Missouri System hiring of Andy Blunt: University of Missouri is receiving some criticism for hiring Andy Blunt the son of U.S. Roy Blunt as a lobbyist for the four campus University System.


University Protests: University of Missouri protests have sparked debate about the role of student labor on campus, free speech rights, as student protests spread to more campuses.


Refugees: Republican Governors across the country launch coordinated campaign to bar refugees from Syria. Lt. Governor Peter Kinder called on Governor Jay Nixon to follow suit.

Kinder asks Nixon to prevent Syrian refugees from coming to Missouri - fox2now.com

 

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