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August 19, 2014 9:59 AM

State review faults Missouri education department’s handling of CEE-Trust contract

The department stumbled several ways when it hired Indianapolis-based CEE-Trust a year ago to propose a complete overhaul of Kansas City Public Schools, a state auditor’s report says. Department emails and bidding documents showed how the foundation and Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro had been communicating for months in 2013 and had originally hoped that the department could hire CEE-Trust without a bid process.

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