Chris Nicastro

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Provisional Accreditation: Hickman Mills Downgraded By State Board of Education

THIS JUST IN FROM THE HICKMAN MILLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 18, 2012 DISTRICT RECEIVES PROVISIONAL ACCREDITATION FROM STATE Members of the State Board of Education approved the recommendation of Commissioner of Education Dr. Chris Nicastro and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and gave the Hickman Mills C-1 School District provisional … Continue reading

Hickman Mills C-1 Board of Education to Meet This Evening

The Hickman Mills C-1 School District’s Board of Education is scheduled to meet this evening, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. A lengthy list of action items is on the meeting agenda for tonight. One of the most important items is consideration of the district’s fiscal year 2011 financial audit. Another important action item will be discussion … Continue reading

MO Education Commissioner Urges Community Leaders to Reach Consensus About KCMO School District

This is the text of the report Missouri’s Commissioner of Education Chris Nicastro presented at the State Board of Education meeting in Branson earlier today: Report to the State Board of Education Regarding the Kansas City School District December 2, 2011 Chris L. Nicastro, Ph.D. Since the State Board of Education action on September 20, … Continue reading

Mayoral Control of KCMO Schools Might Work. Then Again, It Might Not.

It’s a question of leadership, according to educational policy expert Frederick M. Hess. Now that Mayor Sly James has proposed mayoral control of the Kansas City, Missouri School District … and state Commissioner of Education Chris Nicastro seems to be considering his proposal (and others) … the question is, “Could it work?” Some cities with … Continue reading

New School Accreditation Rules Receive Approval From MO State Board of Education

One hour ago, Missouri’s education commissioner Chris Nicastro tweeted, “MSIP 5 was just approved by State Board of Education. Thanks to everyone who played a role in setting 21st Century standards for MO kids!” If you don’t know what that acronym means, then you’re not a public school administrator. It stands for version number five … Continue reading

Update on Status of Kansas City, Missouri School District

One hour ago, Missouri’s education commissioner Chris Nicastro tweeted, “State Board suggests change in law on intervention for unaccredited districts.” And the Kansas City Star is reporting that Mayor Sly James has sent a letter to the commissioner offering to take over control of the district, which is scheduled to lose accreditation January 1. Nicastro … Continue reading


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