Governor Bruce Rauner this week is continuing a tour of school districts around the state to talk about school funding. But, a lawmaker proposing changes to the way Illinois funds schools questions the governor's rhetoric.

This story is part of the NPR reporting project School Money, a nationwide collaboration between NPR’s Ed Team and 20 member station reporters exploring how states pay for their public schools and why many are failing to meet the needs of their most vulnerable students.

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There is a showdown coming in the next few days in the Kansas Supreme Court.

In a media briefing held over phone early Thursday afternoon, University of Missouri Interim Chancellor Hank Foley, University of Missouri System Interim President Mike Middleton and University of Missouri Board of Curators Chair Pam Henrickson announced that Assistant Professor of Communication Melissa Click has been terminated after a vote from the University of Missouri system’s board of curators.

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TEDx, the highly praised and innovative discussion series is making its next stop at Southeast Missouri State University next month. KRCU's Marissanne Lewis-Thompson spoke with TEDx SEMO co-organizers Brooke Hildebrand Clubbs and Collin Ritter about bringing the barrier breaking series to the community.

Lewis-Thompson: So for those who don't know what is TEDx?

A student advocacy group wants Missouri’s merit-based scholarship program, Bright Flight, to be restructured. Advocates say it should take a back seat to need-based programs that are vital for low-income students seeking a college education.