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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

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 Code of State Regulations, the new rule will take effect. Once … 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

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

What Do Missourians Value Most About Education? State Officials Want to Know.

Plans are underway to revise the accreditation process for public schools in Missouri. To inform this process, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) wants to know what Missourians value most about education. Therefore, the department is holding a series of meetings across the state. Residents of the Kansas City metropolitan area will have … Continue reading

Here’s a Radical Idea: Use Standardized Tests to Guide Student Growth, Not Just Grade Schools

Critics of standardized assessments — such as the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) test — voice concern that test results are not available in a timely manner for teachers to use in helping students learn. Instead, Missouri districts uses the results primarily for bureaucratic purposes, to file their Annual Performance Reports (APR). But that may be … Continue reading

Missourians Have 28 More Days to Comment on New School Accreditation Rules

Missourians, you have 28 more days to comment on MSIP 5. And if you don’t know what that acronym means, then you’re not a public school administrator. It stands for version number five of the Missouri School Improvement Program, which is the set of rules the state education department uses for district accreditation. The current MSIP … Continue reading


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