Archive For April 22, 2020

So Long to the Five-Day School Week

Five-Day School Week

A traditional five-day school week probably just became a thing of the past for most Missouri youngsters, thanks for budget cuts announced by Governor Mike Parson. Because of the COVID-19 crisis, Parson expects at least $500 million in state revenue shortfall. Missouri will be receiving federal stimulus money in the near future–some say as much…

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Is Equity Lacking in the Show-Me State?

Equity

We often hear the Missouri may be one of the most diverse states in the nation. That’s why equity is such an important part of decision making. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch published an article today on a working group appointed by Governor Parson charged with recommending how billions of dollars of federal stimulus money will…

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Missouri Farmers Need Help Now.

Missouri farmers

Farmers and ranchers are the backbone of our nation. They not only feed our 330 million residents but a large chunk of countries around the world. Because of the COVID-19 crisis farmers across the United States are hurting, and that includes Missouri farmers.    According to the Missouri Department of Agriculture, farming in Missouri is…

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Parson Made the Right Call to Close Schools

Parson

Today, Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced his decision to keep all K-12 public and charter schools closed for the rest of the 2019-20 school year. It was the right call.    Parson received recommendations from school district superintendents from across the state as well as from Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) staff. This…

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