Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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2012 Annual Performance Reports for Missouri Public School Districts Released Today

It’s report card day for public school districts in Missouri. Parents and community members wanting to know about the achievement of students in their districts on the annual state assessment tests and other factors such as attendance and graduation rates now have access to that information online. “This is much earlier than we’ve ever released … Continue reading

Feds Approve ESEA Flexibility Waiver for Missouri

This just in from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. (Kansas is still waiting for approval of their waiver request): Missouri’s ESEA Flexibility Waiver Approved State will receive relief from federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirements Today the U.S. Department of Education approved Missouri’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waiver giving … Continue reading

Missouri Accreditation: New Scoring Guide Will Hold Districts to Higher Standards

This just in from the Missouri State Department of Education: Missouri State Board of Education Supports MSIP 5 Scoring Guide New guide supports higher standards to increase academic achievement The State Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday stating its support for the new Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP) 5 Scoring Guide. After more than two … Continue reading

Harvard Chooses MO as 1 of 6 States for Education & Jobs Program

This just in from Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education: Missouri Selected for National Initiative Led by the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Jobs for the Future Initiative Emphasizes Collaboration among Employers, Educators and Policymakers Missouri is one of six states selected for a national education initiative designed to build career pathways systems … Continue reading

Teacher Evaluation System Changing in Missouri

The way the state of Missouri evaluates teacher effectiveness is changing, and members of the State Board of Education may approve the new evaluation system during their June meeting. Board members heard an update on the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s development of the new system during their April board meeting. The system is based … Continue reading

Hickman Mills Board of Education to Meet This Evening

The Hickman Mills School District’s Board of Education will meet Thursday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. In addition to routine items on the agenda such as paying bills and hearing a food and nutrition services financial report, board members have a full schedule this evening. Some significant items on this evening’s agenda include a report on a visit from representatives … 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

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

Homeless Citizens Eligible to Vote on Liberty Property Tax Issue

The number of homeless people has been increasing across the Kansas City metropolitan area, including in the Liberty Public School District, where voters will decide whether to approve a 43-cent education property tax increase. Even if homeless citizens manage to find transportation to make it to the polls, they may find themselves effectively disenfranchised. Voters … Continue reading

Less Than a Week Left for Missourians to Comment on Proposed School Accreditation Rule

Missourians who would like to comment on the new school accreditation rule — MSIP 5 — being proposed by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education have a few days left to do so. The deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 1. Here are some links with more information about MSIP 5: Previous coverage in the KC … Continue reading


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