Segment 1: With only three of eight seats occupied, Missouri's Board of Education has gone months without a meeting.
Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens wasn't short on contentious relationships in Jefferson City. One of them? The state's Board of Education, which lost its commissioner in December and has operated without a quorum since. Today, we learned what the vacancies have meant for the state's public and charter schools, and got some insight about how new Gov. Mike Parson may handle the situation.
- Ryan Delaney, St. Louis Public Radio reporter
- Pattie Mansur, Kansas City Public Schools Board of Education vice chair
Segment 2, starting at 18:45: University of Missouri administrators work to boost the school's reputation and applicant numbers after fallout from student protests.
When students at the University of Missouri-Columbia called attention to racism on campus and the administration's response to it, national media outlets paid attention. In the subsequent years, enrollment dropped but, with new leadership at the helm, the tide is starting to turn. For the latest on Missouri's flagship university, we chatted with a reporter at The Chronicle of Higher Education about her recent article, headlined "Mizzou's Freshman Class Shrank by a Third Over 2 Years. Here's How It's Trying to Turn That Around."