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Missouri’s Proposed Early Learning Standards Open for Public Comment Until February 28

This just in from the Missouri State Department of Education:

“The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has been engaged in a process of revising the Missouri Early Learning Standards (MELS). This includes revisions to the existing standards for children ages three to kindergarten entry and expanding the standards for children birth to age three. Along with these revisions, the Department will be aligning the standards to the Missouri Learning Standards.

“At this time, DESE is requesting comments on these revisions. .. .All comments should be sent to joanne.ralston@dese.mo.gov for consideration as we move forward with this important work. These comments must be received no later than February 28, 2013.”

You can find the proposed standards for review here: http://tinyurl.com/aamjym7.

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About jwmartinez

JoLynne is a journalist and educator. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Park University and is certified to teach high school journalism and English. Former employment includes work for Cable News Network and the University of Missouri-Kansas City in addition to freelancing for clients such as the Kansas City Star and The Pitch.


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