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August 20, 2013 4:14 PM

Missouri will increase oversight of unaccredited schools

Missouri education officials have hired a private education reform group to analyze why Kansas City schools keep coming up short and to help devise a turnaround plan for unaccredited schools. The decision by the State Board of Education comes as it also directed staff to increase oversight of Missouri’s three unaccredited school districts when a new state law takes effect Aug. 28 giving the agency greater powers to intervene in troubled schools.

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