Winners of Missouri’s School Breakfast Challenge were announced during the Department’s School Administrators Conference Monday in Columbia.
Governor Jay Nixon and two high-profile education experts will be the featured speakers at Missouri’s annual conference for school administrators July 27-29 in Columbia, Mo. The event is sponsored by the Department.
Four educators will be honored Monday as Pioneers in Education for their commitment and contributions to public education in Missouri.
The Department will formally recognize the 2014 Pioneers during the 53rd Annual Cooperative Conference for School Administrators at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia. The ceremony will take place during a luncheon where more than 500 district leaders are expected to be in attendance.
Governor Jay Nixon has appointed Maynard Wallace of Thornfield to the Missouri State Board of Education. Wallace served as superintendent of school districts in Forsyth from 1979-1994 and Ava from 1994-1999. Previously, he worked as a teacher, coach and principal in Missouri public schools. Wallace chaired the House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee while serving in the legislature from 2003-2011. He is past president of Southwest School Administrators Association and serves on various regional and local boards.
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The State Board has voted to reverse its previous Normandy transfer policy and allow more students to transfer. In June, the Board voted to prohibit students who did not attend Normandy in 2012-13 from transferring in 2014-15.
The State Board of Education did not make a decision on Kansas City Public School's (KCPS) request for provisional accreditation today. There is not sufficient data available yet for KCPS to verify that they have earned provisional accreditation. Once the data are available, and the district is able to confirm that they have, in fact, earned such status, the Board will consider their request.
As part of the new beginning for the Normandy Schools Collaborative, the tradition of teachers giving classroom lectures and students doing homework at night is being turned on its head at Normandy High School. The school is adopting the flipped classroom concept in appropriate subjects beginning next school year. Training for administrators was held on July 15, and teachers will receive training in August.
To help ensure a smooth transition within the Normandy Schools Collaborative, the Department has named Dr. Peter Kachris as Transition Officer. Dr. Kachris will serve as the Department’s on-site liaison as well as advisor, mentor, and consultant to Superintendent Dr. Ty McNichols and his leadership staff.