Jamilah Nasheed http://kcur.org en Missouri Legislators Look At Tenured Teachers http://kcur.org/post/missouri-legislators-look-tenured-teachers <p>A&nbsp;joint Missouri House/Senate committee heard testimony Tuesday on whether the state's teacher tenure system is working.</p><p>Among those testifying was Mark Van Zandt, General Counsel for the&nbsp;Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). He says tenured teachers can be held accountable under the current system.</p><p>"There are procedures in place, if a teacher is not meeting the standards that are expected of them, in terms of instruction," Van Zandt said. "There can be consequences."</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 13:30:24 +0000 Marshall Griffin 43450 at http://kcur.org Missouri Senator Sponsors Bill To Label Genetically Modified Meat & Fish http://kcur.org/post/missouri-senator-sponsors-bill-label-genetically-modified-meat-fish <p>Legislation filed in the Missouri Senate would require all genetically modified meats and fish raised and sold in the state to be labeled as such. The bill is sponsored by Democrat Jamilah Nasheed of St. Louis.&nbsp; She says people have a right to know what they’re putting in their bodies.</p><p>“We’ve had an industrial boom, we’ve had a technical boom, and now we have a biotech boom, and there hasn’t been a major studies to show one way or the other if genetically modified foods are good or bad,” says Nasheed.</p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 15:33:09 +0000 Bryan Thompson 30699 at http://kcur.org