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Amendment 3 draws heavy opposition

Support vanishes for teacher rules, but educators still concerned

Although the campaign that placed Amendment 3 on Tuesday’s ballot has dissolved, opponents are still working furiously this fall to defeat the measure, which — if passed — would prohibit tenure and tie teachers’ salaries to students’ performance.

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Path set for Jefferson City Public Schools’ future

But school board must move quickly for optimal election

A community taskforce charged with creating a 20-year facilities plan for the Jefferson City Public Schools has completed its work, but if school board leaders want to enact the plan in time for the April election, they face a tight deadline.

Heavy turnout hears plan for schools

More than 100 participants came out Tuesday evening to learn more about a new 20-year master plan for the Jefferson City schools that has been in the works for more than a year.

JCPS kicks off search for superintendent

The Jefferson City Board of Education on Monday launched its search for a new superintendent to lead the district.

JC school district to explore new bell schedule

To make school bus transportation available to more students without raising costs, a new bell schedule has been proposed for the Jefferson City Public Schools.

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Tia Griffin engineers prominent projects in city

When it comes to designing engineering projects for Jefferson City, Tia Griffin is the last woman standing. It makes for a busy workday for Griffin, who has worked as a design engineer for the city for eight years and as an intern for three years.

Fly-In event draws wide crowd

Hundreds of people and dozens of pilots took advantage of Saturday’s perfect weather to enjoy Jefferson City Memorial Airport’s Annual Open House and Fly-In.

Benefit dinner supported Wardsville teen with rare cancer

By mid-afternoon Friday, Charles Stone — organizer of a fundraiser for Wardsville teen Bradley Gilbert — wasn’t sure if his team should prepare enough chicken to feed 600 people or 1,600 people.

Today's students ill-prepared for life

Today’s students may be the best educated, but they are the least-prepared for life after school, a prominent education reformer warned audiences on Monday.

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Parents, teachers take school board to task

After an outpouring of parental concern about dangerous and disruptive students at Moreau Heights Elementary School, the Jefferson City Board of Education has agreed to investigate allegations that numerous violent acts may have taken place in the school so far this year.

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