Missouri State Board of Education

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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 Michael 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

January School Board Meetings — Week 4

The Missouri State Board of Education and seven local school boards met during the fourth week of January. Click on the hyperlinks for more information about each meeting. Kansas Bonner Springs/Edwardsville – routine responsibilities of governance Kansas City Missouri State Board of Education Kansas City — routine responsibilities of governance Lee’s Summit Liberty — routine responsibilities of … 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

MO State Board of Education Approves Tobacco Tax Initiative to Fund Schools

Missouri’s State Board of Education has issued a press release with news of their approval of a proposed new sales tax on tobacco products. This tax would raise funds for public education in the state. Approval came at the board’s June meeting last week in Jefferson City: Missouri State Board of Education Affirms the Healthy … Continue reading

New Teacher Evaluation System on Agenda for Missouri State Board of Education

A new teacher evaluation system is undergoing some final tweaks as Missouri Department of Education staff members develop a proposal for possible approval by the State Board of Education next month. During their May meeting, board members heard an update on this project. According to the update, education department staff members are making revisions based on … Continue reading

One of Lowest-Performing Schools in the U.S.: Hickman Mills Attempts to Transform Smith-Hale Middle School

Smith-Hale College Preparatory in the Hickman Mills School District — one of the lowest-performing schools in the United States — is the recipient of a federal School Improvement Grant. One of the terms of this grant is that a new principal must take charge. Needing a photo to accompany this story, I drove up to … 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

New Accreditation Scoring Guide Now Available for Missouri Districts

Missouri now has a scoring guide to accompany its new accreditation standards. Starting May 1 and continuing through the summer, educators will be attending a series of informational meetings and webinars to learn about the new guide and how it will apply to their districts. State Board of Education members heard a report about the … Continue reading

KCMO Superintendent to Update State Board on Progress at Three High Schools

Improvement at three high schools in the unaccredited Kansas City, Missouri School district will be a topic of discussion during today’s meeting of the Missouri State Board of Education in Jefferson City. Interim Superintendent Stephen Green will describe progress over the past year at Central, East and Northeast high schools. All are recipients of federal … 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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