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New Assessments for Future Missouri Teachers Being Phased In Over Next Two Years

News from Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education: Vol. 47, No. 17 April 10, 2013 New Assessments for Future Teachers Being Phased In Over Next Two Years As Missouri’s new standards for educator preparation take effect, several changes are ahead for students working to obtain teacher certification. The standards, approved by the State Board … Continue reading

Kansas State Board of Education Meeting — Tuesday, March 12

The Kansas State Board of Education met Tuesday, March 12. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda¬†were: A report on proposed standards for history, government and social studies. A copy of the proposed standards is included in the agenda, which explains: The purpose of the document is to provide guidance to districts, schools, … Continue reading

Missouri’s Proposed Early Learning Standards Open for Public Comment Until February 28

This just in from the Missouri State Department of Education: “The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has been engaged in a process of revising the Missouri Early Learning Standards (MELS). This includes revisions to the existing standards for children ages three to kindergarten entry and expanding the standards for children birth to age … Continue reading

Kansas State Board of Education Meeting — February 12-13

The Kansas State Board of Education met Tuesday, Feb. 12 and Wednesday, Feb. 13. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: An announcement that the state department of education will cooperate with the State Highway Patrol to offer Active Shooter Training to public school employees. According to Diane DeBacker, state education commissioner, … Continue reading

Kansas State Board of Education Meeting — Tuesday, Jan. 15

The Kansas State Board of Education met Tuesday, Jan. 15. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: Swearing in newly elected and re-elected board members Carolyn Wims-Campbell, Kathy Busch, Deena Horst, Jim McNiece and Steve Roberts.¬† Election of new board officers. A proposal to re-design the state’s Quality Performance Accreditation program by … Continue reading

Missouri: High Standards but Average Student Achievement

The goal of Missouri’s State Board of Education is for student achievement to rank in the top 10 in the nation by the year 2020. In December, the board will vote on proposed new standards they hope will help accomplish that goal. This week, during the board’s August monthly meeting, they gave the go-ahead to … Continue reading

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