Missouri senators eye teacher recruitment and retention, restructuring of school accountability for 2024 session

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Sen. Karla Eslinger R-Wasola, listens as special guests are introduced in February in the Missouri Senate. Eslinger has been named the new commissioner of education for the state of Missouri but does not begin until the summer, giving her time to focus on education legislation in the spring of 2024.
News Tribune file photo Sen. Karla Eslinger R-Wasola, listens as special guests are introduced in February in the Missouri Senate. Eslinger has been named the new commissioner of education for the state of Missouri but does not begin until the summer, giving her time to focus on education legislation in the spring of 2024.


Some of the first bills filed for the 2024 legislative session in the Missouri House focused on teacher recruitment and retention through scholarships, pay raises and recruitment programs.

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