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By Susan Pendergrass on Dec 17, 2019

For me, Christmas came early this year. On December 12, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released, for the first time, detailed data about spending at the school level for all Missouri schools.

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By Corianna Baier on Dec 16, 2019

The holiday shopping season is the perfect playground for market forces. Voluntary exchange for mutual benefit (in other words, shopping) is the driving force behind the market, allowing us to buy things that we can’t produce ourselves.

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By Andrew B. Wilson on Dec 16, 2019

Imagine you are in a car accident on New Year’s Eve. Like Jason Bourne in The Bourne Identity, you wake up to a strange new reality: You don’t know who you are, where you are, and what you have done in your time on earth. That’s how the new year begins for you.

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By Jakob Puckett on Dec 13, 2019

After 13 months of operation, the Loop Trolley will be shutting down on December 29 due to a lack o

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By James V. Shuls on Dec 13, 2019

When Congress updated No Child Left Behind (NCLB) with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in 2015, many hailed the new legislation for increasing transparency and reducing the federal government’s role in education (though it still plays a pretty big role).

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By Corianna Baier on Dec 12, 2019

“Poor” is never the rating you want. Unfortunately, that’s what St. Louis got in a recent audit of the city’s local taxing districts.

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By Abigail Burrola on Dec 11, 2019

School test scores are a snapshot. If the test is a good one, it tells us how much a student knows at any given time, but it doesn’t tell us how much he’s learned over the course of a school year.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Dec 09, 2019

Having been granted $62 million worth of Missouri state subsidies, Waddell & Reed is asking for an additional $40 million in local tax breaks.

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By Abigail Burrola on Dec 05, 2019

Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released its school report cards earlier this year in an attempt to fulfill the transparency requirements in the national Every Student Succeeds Act.

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By Abigail Burrola on Dec 04, 2019

If you want to find out how Missouri students are performing, you might think you could go to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE) website to find out. After all, it’s DESE’s job to house the state’s education data.

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