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Posted June 25, 2015

54th Annual Cooperative Conference for School Administrators
The 54th Annual Cooperative Conference for School Administrators will be held July 26-28 at the Holiday Inn Expo Center in Columbia. Register by July 15 and receive a discount. ​

New Counselor Institute (NCI) 2015
The New Counselor Institute (NCI) is a four-day workshop designed for those entering school counseling positions with little or no experience.  Registration is now open.  NCI 2015 will be held July 12-15 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City. Space is limited so new counselors are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Registration must be received by July 1.

Teachers and Administrators – Your Successes are Needed!
Teachers: We would like you to share your success stories about a particular student, class project or teaching strategy that has worked well in your classroom.

Administrators: If you have an outstanding teacher, school policy or program that has made your school a better place or improved educational opportunities for your students, we want to know about it!

Your stories or ideas could be used in one of our upcoming Top 10 by 20 UPDATEs, Missouri Learning Standards newsletters, or on our website. The success stories should promote public education and be tied to one of the main Top 10 by 20 goals.

EdCamp Leadership Unconference
Edcamp Leadership is a free unconference for leaders devoted to K-12 education issues and ideas. Its goal is to assemble forward-thinking school administrators, board members, classroom teachers, parents and community members – anyone interested in K-12 education – for a day of conversation, reflection and inspiration. Everything to be discussed that day is determined by the attendees themselves. The unconference runs from 8:30 - 12:30 July 13 at the Wydown Middle School, Clayton, Missouri.

Communicating with the Department

  • Parent-Teacher Organizations/Parent Teacher Associations Listserv
    We now have a parent-teacher organization/parent-teacher association (PTO/PTA) listserv. We encourage you to send this link to the leaders of your district’s parent groups so that they can sign up to receive information from the Department. We will use the listserv to send information that can be shared with parents and families at their PTO/PTA meetings or in their newsletters. Sign up for the PTO/PTA listserv
  • Top 10 by 20 Newsletter
    The Department has a monthly electronic newsletter to keep Missourians informed about Missouri public education and the state's progress toward becoming a top 10 state in education nationwide by 2020. A message from the Commissioner is a regular feature of the Top 10 by 20 Update. Sign up to receive the Top 10 by 20 Newsletter
  • Missouri Learning Standards
    If you are interested in Missouri Learning Standards, please subscribe to our e-newsletter to get the most up-to-date information.
  • Social Media
    The Department is on social networking websites Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. These communications channels will allow the Department to tap into now essential and commonly used methods for sharing information and engaging with the public. Individuals can "like" the Department on Facebook, follow the department on Twitter @MOEducation, as well as the Commissioner of Education @MOCommissioner, and view videos on our YouTube channel.
  • Contact us!
    To contact us, or for further information, please visit our website. You can reach a specific section of the Department by reviewing our Contact Us page, or by calling 573-751-4212.

Behavior at Sporting Events
The Missouri Senate and the House of Representatives have called on all school districts, little league programs, high school, college and recreational programs along with law enforcement and prosecutors, to do all they can to put an end to the increased threats and assaults on sports officials and to prosecute such criminal acts to the full extent of the law.


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