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Missouri State Board of Education Meeting — Tuesday, Feb. 19

The Missouri State Board of Education met Tuesday, Feb. 19. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: Unanimously elected Peter Hershend to serve as board president and┬áMichael Jones to serve as vice president in the wake of the resignation of the former board president, Stan Archie Received a report about the state … Continue reading

November School Board Meetings — Week 5

The Missouri State Board of Education and five local school boards met during the fifth week of November. Kansas Kansas City Highlight: Reviewed proposed platform for 2013 session of the state legislature. Shawnee Mission Highlights: Unanimously voted to approve a report on the district’s annual fiscal audit. Considered re-adopting a district policy governing the “School … Continue reading

Originally posted on 20 Pounds Of Headlines:
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed a charter school reform measure Wednesday night. The measure is intended to address some of the problems in the state’s Charter school system. A news release says difficulties at several schools, including the Renaissance Academy for Math and Science, the Ethel Hedgeman Lyle Academy,…

Originally posted on 20 Pounds Of Headlines:
. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers on Tuesday approved an expansion of charter schools and created new requirements aimed at boosting accountability for those schools. Supporters contend charter schools offer parents an additional option to the traditional public schools in their areas and that improving oversight would help to address…

New Rule Requires Missouri Charter Schools to Account for Student Achievement

Charter school sponsors will have to report more information about student achievement and financial management, according to a new rule approved earlier this week by the Missouri State Board of Education. Taxpayer dollars fund both charter and public schools. Thirty days after publication in the┬áCode of State Regulations, the new rule will take effect. Once … Continue reading

Accountability on the Agenda at Missouri State Board of Education Meeting

Members of Missouri’s State Board of Education held their monthly meeting in Jefferson City today. In addition to routine business on the agenda, such as hearing a financial report and considering teacher licensure requests, the board dealt with two action items. Both had to do with accountability. First, State Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro asked the … Continue reading

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