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Veteran Teachers in MO and KS Receive Low Pay, Take Second Jobs, Qualify for Public Benefits

Annual salaries for veteran Missouri teachers are below the median state income. Teachers in Missouri and Kansas who head households of four or more qualify for multiple state aid programs designed to assist low-income residents. In Missouri, more than 16 percent of teachers take second jobs to make ends meet (that isn’t counting summer jobs), … Continue reading

New Report: District-by-District Return on Educational Investment

Every year when my husband and I pay our property tax, I stop to pause over the amount of money we earn that is going to support our Missouri district and wonder how well they’re using it. According to one new report, we’re getting moderate results for moderate spending. And you may be surprised that … Continue reading

At Least Three Metro-Area Districts Apply for Federal Race to the Top Funds

At least three districts in the Kansas City-metropolitan area have expressed their intention to apply for the latest round on funding through the United States Department of Education Race to the Top program. Those three are: Blue Springs R-IV School District Hickman Mills Prevention Coalition KS City #33 In addition, a “District not Disclosed” has … Continue reading

Several Low-Performing Head Start Programs in KS & MO Retain Federal Funding

Several Head Start low-performing programs in Kansas and Missouri have retained federal funding: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/hs/grants/dr/cohort-1-awards-results.html ___________________________________________________ Read our Twitter feed for more education news from local, regional and national sources:http://twitter.com/#!/JW_Martinez ___________________________________________________ The KC Education Enterprise has a new sister site, KC Education Research Updates, with occasional news from researchers and neuroscientists of interest to educators.

What Superintendents Really Think About Common Core, Other Education Topics

___________________________________________________ Read our Twitter feed for more education news from local, regional and national sources:http://twitter.com/#!/JW_Martinez ___________________________________________________ The KC Education Enterprise has a new sister site, KC Education Research Updates, with occasional news from researchers and neuroscientists of interest to educators. Related articles Emotional Cues Alter Perceptions of Time & Number (kceducationresearchupdates.wordpress.com)

Why?

Time for bed, Sweetie. Why? Because you need your sleep. Why? Because you’ll be cranky tomorrow, if you don’t get your sleep. Why? Because Dad and I will be cranky tomorrow, if you don’t get your sleep. Why? Sometimes I answer, “Because I said so. That’s why.” And then I start giggling and tell my … Continue reading

Missouri Legislature Sends Measure to Reform Unaccredited Schools to the Governor’s Desk

This just in from the Missouri Senate Majority Caucus Communications Director: Legislature Sends Measure To Reform Unaccredited Schools to the Governor’s Desk Bill Also Streamlines Missouri Tenure Laws JEFFERSON CITY— During the recently concluded legislative session, the Missouri General Assembly sent the Governor a measure aimed at helping students in failing school districts. This legislation, Senate Bill … Continue reading

NEW RESEARCH REPORT Ready, Willing and Able? Kansas City Parents Talk About How To Improve Schools And What They Can Do To Help

THIS JUST IN … a new report from the non-profit, nonpartisan organization, Public Agenda: Ready, Willing and Able? Kansas City Parents Talk About How to Improve Schools and What They Can Do to Help.” The Kansas City-based Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation funded the report. ___________________________________________________ Read our Twitter feed for more education news from local, … Continue reading

New Assessments for Future Missouri Teachers Being Phased In Over Next Two Years

News from Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education: Vol. 47, No. 17 April 10, 2013 New Assessments for Future Teachers Being Phased In Over Next Two Years As Missouri’s new standards for educator preparation take effect, several changes are ahead for students working to obtain teacher certification. The standards, approved by the State Board … Continue reading

Kansas Helped Create New Next Generation Science Standards

This just in from Achieve, Inc.: Final Next Generation Science Standards Released State-created standards for science education in the 21st Century Washington, DC – April 9, 2013 – On Tuesday, April 9, the final Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), a new set of voluntary, rigorous, and internationally benchmarked standards for K-12 science education, were released. Twenty six … Continue reading

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