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Posted October 23, 2014

Public Hearing on HB1490 Work Groups Scheduled
The first of three public hearings on the progress of education standards work groups under HB 1490 is scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. The hearing will be held in the State Board of Education meeting room on the first floor of the Jefferson Building, 205 Jefferson St., Jefferson City, Mo.

Governor Mel Carnahan Award in Public Service - Call for Nominations
The Governor Mel Carnahan Award in Public Service selection committee is accepting nominations through Nov. 15, 2014. The award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions through their public service, both paid and volunteer, in government, education, nonprofit or legal sectors.  Recipients of the Carnahan Award receive a plaque, a stipend of $1,000 and are honored at an awards reception on Feb. 11, 2015.

National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
The U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued guidance to schools reminding them that bullying must not be tolerated – including against students with disabilities. Protections for students with disabilities who are bullied extend to the roughly 750,000 students who are entitled to services under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. That law bars discrimination on the basis of disability in all programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance.

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