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Posted April 23, 2015

Read MOre, Missouri!
“Read MOre, Missouri!” is a statewide summer reading challenge to prevent summer slide— a loss of learning that many students experience while they are out of school. It’s easy to participate! Follow the path to the Top 10 by 20 and stop summer slide with Read MOre, Missouri!

Missouri Preschool Program Grant
The competitive grant process for FY16 for the Missouri Preschool Program (MPP) is now open. Information can be accessed from the Early Learning website. This opportunity is a way to provide or expand quality early childhood experiences within your district.  It is recommended that interested applicants attend a pre-award conference on Tuesday, May 5, in Jefferson City.  The bid application deadline is May 29.

Survey for Teachers
Attention teachers: The Department needs your feedback on the Top 10 by 20 initiative, and we would appreciate your help. Please complete this 16-question survey by May 8. The survey is anonymous, and the information we gather will help determine how we move forward with the Top 10 by 20 initiative.

54th Annual Cooperative Conference for School Administrators
Save the date! The 54th Annual Cooperative Conference for School Administrators will be held July 26-28 at the Holiday Inn Expo Center in Columbia. Registration and conference information will be coming soon.

4th Annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge
First Lady Michelle Obama, WGBH Boston, the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Agriculture invite children between the ages of 8-12 to enter the 4th Annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. One recipe from each state and territories will be chosen, and the winners and a parent or guardian will be flown to Washington D.C. where they will attend the Kids’ “State Dinner” hosted by Mrs. Obama at the White House. Deadline is April 30.

Competitors Sought for 2015 'Constitution Project'
The Supreme Court of Missouri’s Committee on Civic Education is seeking applicants for The Constitution Project, a competition for high school students. The project gives students a mock crime scene to investigate, report about, and eventually try in a mock trial. Students are guided by local professionals in the fields of crime scene investigation, journalism and trial advocacy. Individual award winners receive $1,000 scholarships. Applications should be received by May 7.


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