Missouri School Improvement Program

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Kansas City, Missouri School District Board of Education Meeting — Wednesday, March 13

The Kansas City, Missouri School District’s Board of Education met Wednesday evening, March 13. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: An update on the district’s efforts to regain accreditation under the state’s new Missouri School Improvement Program 5 (MSIP 5) requirements; A plan classifying schools as “Green, Yellow, or Red” and explaining improvement … Continue reading

Missouri State Board of Education Meeting — Tuesday, Jan. 22

The Missouri State Board of Education met Tuesday evening, Jan. 22. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: Unanimously voted to amend rule 5 CSR 20-400.280 governing required assessments for professional education certification Unanimously voted to support legislation that would allow schools to treat policies and planning addressing school safety issues as as … 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

September School Board Reports — Week 2

Seventeen local school boards met last week. Kansas Basehor-Linwood Highlights: Heard a School Resource Officer update Heard an enrollment update (School funding is based on enrollment) Considered proposed changes to district policies Blue Valley Highlights: Approved a name for the 143rd Street campus. It will be known as the Blue Valley Hilltop Campus. Acquisition of … 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

It’s the New Year, and KCMO Schools Are No Longer Accredited. But What Does That Mean?

At midnight on Saturday, people throughout the metro area rang in the New Year. But more than 16,000 students in the Kansas City, Missouri district had little reason to celebrate, because they are no longer attending accredited schools. To earn accreditation, public schools in Missouri must meet standards set by the Department of Elementary and … 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

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

“Teachers are Nervous”: States Are Changing the Way They Evaluate Educators

“Teachers are nervous,” Sandi Jacobs said earlier this week. “They’re hearing a lot of things that are scaring them.” Jacobs, a former educator and current vice president of the National Council on Teacher Quality, was talking about job performance evaluations. As many who have worked in the field for any length of time will tell … 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


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