One hour ago, Missouri’s education commissioner Chris Nicastro tweeted, “State Board suggests change in law on intervention for unaccredited districts.”
Nicastro is in Branson today and tomorrow attending the monthly meeting of the Missouri State Board of Education. A “Statewide System of Support — Kansas City Proposal” was on the board’s action agenda. Still no word yet on details of what the board is proposing regarding changes in the law for unaccredited districts.
THIS JUST IN (Thursday, Dec. 1, 10 p.m.): Nicastro is teasing us on Twitter. Now she’s posting, “Tune in tomorrow for the report on KCSD.” Earlier she hinted that her proposal to the State Board of Education today will require changes in state law. Mayor Sly James’ proposal would require changes in law, as well, and rumor has it that he’s been working on his plan for about a month now. The question is, will Nicastro propose something different, or has she been collaborating with James on his plan for mayoral control of the Kansas City, Missouri school district?
THIS JUST IN (Friday, Dec. 2, 9:41 a.m.): About 15 minutes ago, the Kansas City Star reported Nicastro has released her report and that she is asking the state to delay action on the Kansas City, Missouri School District in order to allow community leaders more time to devise a plan.
JUST PUBLISHED in the KC Education Enterprise (Friday, Dec. 2, 10:30 a.m.): Mayoral Control of KCMO Schools Might Work. Then Again, It Might Not.
JUST PUBLISHED in the KC Education Enterprise (Friday, Dec. 2, 4:00 p.m.): MO Education Commissioner Urges Community Leaders to Reach Consensus About KCMO School District
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