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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 State Board of Education Meeting — Tuesday, March 12

The Kansas State Board of Education met Tuesday, March 12. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda¬†were: A report on proposed standards for history, government and social studies. A copy of the proposed standards is included in the agenda, which explains: The purpose of the document is to provide guidance to districts, schools, … Continue reading

Lee’s Summit School District Board of Education Meeting — Thursday, Feb. 14

Lee’s Summit School District’s Board of Education met Thursday evening, Feb. 14. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda¬†were: A report from a representative of Missouri’s State Auditor’s office, which has randomly selected the district to be audited this year; An update on the new Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium tests, which will replace … Continue reading

September School Board Reports — Week 3

Both state boards of education and eight local school boards met last week. Kansas State Board of Education Highlights: Discussed educational issues state board members might like to recommend to the 2013 state legislature. Considered establishing a joint council with the Kansas Board of Regents that would meet annually to coordinate action on interests that … Continue reading

“We’re Trying To Fight a Guerrilla War”: Kansas To Battle With Feds Over Local Control Of Public Schools

Next Monday, when students in the Kansas City, Kansas (KCK) district return to school after spring break, they’re going to get some bad news. Those enrolled in grades three through seven are going to have to take about three more weeks of standardized tests this spring. Unfortunately, these students are caught in the middle of … Continue reading


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