Posted November 19, 2015
Public Comments for Proposed Academic Standards
The HB1490 Work Group proposed standards are now available for public comment. Groups of parents and educators recently finished updating and revising the Missouri Learning Standards in math, science, social studies and English language arts. The Department welcomes public feedback on these proposed standards. Please review the proposed standards and leave comments by Dec. 2.
LifeChanger of the Year
Nominating a K-12 teacher or school employee as a LifeChanger of the Year acknowledges their hard work and provides the opportunity to win a cash award to be shared with their school. Sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation, it honors those who are making a difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership. Anyone can nominate any full-time K-12 public or private school employee.
Did you know that the Department has email listservs for many different educational topics? From a list for those involved with Special Education to curriculum to school counselors, we use our listservs to distribute necessary information to those who want to know.
Missouri Regional Teacher of the Year Program
The Regional Teacher of the Year program is new for the 2016-17 school year. The program is designed to focus public attention on excellence in teaching and to honor classroom teachers in all regions of Missouri. The application packet has more details on eligibility, nominating procedures as well as the selection process.
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