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UPDATED 3/25/13 March School Board Meetings — Week 2

UPDATE 3/25/13 According to the Hickman Mills Board of Education calendar, they were to meet the third week in March. However, according to their agenda, they actually met during the second week. The state boards of education in Missouri and Kansas plus 19 local school boards met during the second week of March. Click on … Continue reading

Missouri State Board of Education Meeting — Monday, March 11

The Missouri State Board of Education met Monday, March 11. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: A report on education-related bills under consideration during the 2013 session of the Missouri General Assembly; An update on development of the budget for the 2014 fiscal year; and A study of proficiency-based learning (also referred … Continue reading

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

Missouri Senate Approves Measure to Allow Quicker State Takeover of Unaccredited Schools

This just in from the Senate Majority Caucus communications office: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2013 Senate Approves Measure to Assist Unaccredited Schools Bill Removes the Two-Year Waiting Period Before State Can Intervene JEFFERSON CITY— A bill aimed at helping students in failing school districts was given final approval by the Senate today by a … 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 3

The Kansas State Board of Education and 21 local school boards met during the third week of November. Kansas State Board of Education Highlights: Considered adopting an official state definition of the phrase “College and Career ready.” Districts throughout the state are phasing in the new national Common Core Standards, which the state board has … Continue reading

October School Board Reports — Week 3

The Kansas and Missouri State Boards of Education as well as eight local school boards met last week. Kansas Bonner Springs/Edwardsville Highlight: Routine responsibilities of governance Hickman Mills Highlight: Received metal detector search log summary and police report State Board of Education Highlights: Heard an update on the new Kansas Educator Evaluation Protocol (KEEP), the … Continue reading

September School Board Reports — Week 3

Both state boards of education and eight local school boards met last week. Kansas State Board of Education Highlights: Discussed educational issues state board members might like to recommend to the 2013 state legislature. Considered establishing a joint council with the Kansas Board of Regents that would meet annually to coordinate action on interests that … Continue reading

Kansas Republican Primary: It’s Not Looking Good for the Future of Education Funding

The clock just struck midnight, and it looks like all votes are in from precincts in the Kansas City-metropolitan area in the Kansas Republican primary elections. Education was one of the most important issues in these races, which tended to feature a moderate pitted against one or more conservatives. Almost all of the moderates favored … Continue reading

August 7: VOTE!

One of the reasons we pay property taxes to support our public schools is they’re supposed to teach us about our duties as citizens as the United States. Tuesday, Aug. 7, is an election day. More than a third of eligible citizens are not registered to vote, and only about half of those registered will … Continue reading

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