Top Of The Morning News: April 2, 2013
A proposed law in Missouri would require labeling of genetically engineered meat or fish even though no genetically modified meat is on the market. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is moving forward with plans to fully implement new standards for math, English and language arts. It’s election day find out what’s on the ballot.
Election Day: What's On The Ballot?
Voters go to the polls for Election Day on April 2, 2013 in many cities across the Kansas City metropolitan area. Decisions will be made about bond issues, school board and mayoral races, and more. Find out what’s on the ballot around the area here.
A New Frontier In Genetically Engineered Food
Over the last year or so, at least 20 states have introduced bills that would require labeling of genetically modified food. Some of these proposed laws – including one in Missouri – take aim specifically at genetically engineered meat or fish. But while genetically modified grains may be part of an animal's diet, there are no genetically engineered animals on the market for human consumption. Read more here.
Common Core Standards Tested In Missouri
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is moving forward with plans to fully implement new standards for math, English and language arts. This spring, more than 360 public schools are taking part in a pilot program to test out a new assessment system for kids in grades 3 through 11. Learn more here.
Kansas Prosecutors Given More Time To Prosecute Sex Crimes
A measure signed by Kansas Governor Sam Brownback will make it easier to prosecute rapes in the state. No longer will a rape case have to go to court within five years. And the new will allow prosecution of someone who rapes a child until the victim reaches age 28. Read more here.