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Posted November 20, 2014

Comment on the Missouri Learning Standards

HB 1490, which was passed into law during the 2014 legislative session, calls for work groups of education professionals and parents to develop and recommend academic performance standards in English language arts, mathematics, social studies and science. High academic performance standards are directly related to a primary goal of Missouri’s Top 10 by 20 initiative: All Missouri children will graduate ready for college and career.  Those who cannot attend the public hearings are asked to submit their comments.

High School Student-Volunteer Community Service Scholarship Awards

Eight scholarships totaling $8,000 are available to 9-12 grade student-volunteers through the 2014-2015 High School Student-Volunteer Community Service Scholarship Awards initiative. This initiative is sponsored by the Missouri Community Service Commission (MCSC) with financial support from Monsanto Company. Program contact persons are Commissioner John Albright at  (573) 207-0044 and Commissioner Cheryl Hibbeler at (636) 293-4988. 

Parent-Teacher Organization/Parent-Teacher Association Listserv

The Department now has a parent-teacher organization/parent-teacher association (PTO/PTA) listserv. If you are a president or leader of your school’s PTO or PTA, please sign up for this listserv. We will use the listserv periodically to send information that can be shared with parents and families at meetings or in your newsletters.

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