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2011 News Releases


December 15

Refund Donations Aid Six New Afterschool Programs

December 5

State Seeks Input on Draft NCLB Flexibility Request

December 2

Commissioner Outlines Options for KC Schools

December 2

Higher Standards Approved for School Districts

December 1

State Raises Score on National Education Data Report

November 29

Blue Springs School Receives National PLTW Award

November 22

Green Ribbon Schools Awards Program Launched

November 21

Missouri Computes Graduation Rates Using New Formula

November 14

Foreign Language, World History Classes are on the Rise

November 8

Missouri Chamber Selects Herschend for Honor

November 4

Seven Technology Grants Awarded

November 2

Lindbergh Social Studies Teacher Wins Milken Educator Award

November 1

State Education Agency Announces Social Media Sites

November 1

State Loses Ground in Nation’s Report Card

October 26

Teacher of the Year Finalists to be Honored Tonight

October 25

State Education Board Officer Re-elected as NASBE Director

October 21

Regional Meetings Will Shape Educational Outcomes

October 20

Missouri Signals Preliminary Intent to Consider NCLB Waiver

October 19

Communities Asked to Support 'Lights On Afterschool'

October 19

Missouri Summit Will Spotlight Global Education

October 19

State Submits Plan to Strengthen Early Learning

October 7

Missouri Students Receive State AP Scholar Award

October 7

Education Commissioner to Hold Town Hall Meeting

October 5

Missouri Fares Well in State of the States in Education

September 30

MSIP 5 Public Comment Opens Oct. 3

September 26

Missouri Team Selected for College Readiness Partnership

September 26

Columbia Career Center Graduate to Contend in World Culinary Contest

September 26

Macon High School Senior Elected National FBLA Officer

September 23

Missouri Commissioner to Attend Education Nation Summit

September 23

Missouri Will Consider NCLB Waiver

September 22

Commissioner Nicastro to join President Obama to Discuss Education Reform

September 20

State Board Reclassifies KCMSD to Unaccredited

September 16

Final School Performance Reports Released

September 16

Schools Earn National “Blue Ribbon” Honors

September 14

Participation Edges Up in AP, SAT Exams

September 2

State Finalists Named for Presidential Teaching Award

September 1

Commissioner Visits Kansas City to Listen and Learn

September 1

Missouri FFA Officers Attend National Forum

August 26

Commissioner Statement on Current Status in Kansas City

August 26

KC School District Up for Classification Decision This Fall

August 25

Covington Resignation Creates New Concerns for KC Schools

August 23

Lee's Summit Teacher Named State Teacher of the Year

August 19

Preliminary School Performance Reports Issued

August 17

Finalists Named for State Teacher of the Year

August 17

Missouri's Average ACT Score Remains Unchanged

August 16

New School Accountability Standards Move Closer to Approval

August 12

State Board Will Consider Revised Standards

August 10

Study: Missouri's Academic Standards Among Highest

August 5

Stakeholders Discuss State Proposal for Early Learning Grant

August 5

Students Shine at SkillsUSA National Championships

August 4

New Website Makes Education Data Easier to Use

August 4

Student MAP Scores Continue Slow Climb

August 2

Education Commissioner Applauds Regional College Pipeline Plan

July 31

Data Fair Highlights Student Achievement, Effective Practices

July 29

State Will Honor 2011 Pioneers in Education on Monday

July 25

Newest State Board Member Completes National Training

July 21

Nation's Report Card on Geography Released

July 15

Public Meetings Underway to Discuss Higher Standards for Missouri Kids and Schools

July 15

Commissioner Applauds Teachers and School Leaders for MAP Test Administration

July 8

47 Missouri Schools Receive National Health Awards

July 7

Fall Enrollment Opens for MoVIP Online Courses

July 6

Missouri GED Transcripts Are Now Online

June 28

Hispanic-White Achievement Gaps Smaller in Missouri than Most States

June 23

State Board Approves Teacher and School Leader Standards

June 20

State Education Chiefs Take Lead on Accountability

June 15

Nation's Report Card on U.S. History Released

June 9

New Map Indicates High, Low College-Going Areas (Higher Education)

June 8

Schools To Be Honored at SW-PBS Summer Institute

June 7

"Diplomas Count" Report Suggests State, Nation Are Turning a Corner

June 2

Regional Committee Seeks Input for U.S. Education Secretary

May 25

Missouri Students Encouraged to Help Joplin Kids

May 18

Charter School Notified Federal Funds Must Be Returned

May 16

Clinton High School Senior Elected to National DECA Post

May 16

Missouri Marketing Students Earn Top 10 Honors

May 6

Nation's Report Card on Civics Released

April 27

Missouri Celebrates Service-Learning at State Capitol

April 20

State Education Board Votes to Withdraw Rule

April 20

State Board Honors Milken Award Winner

April 20

State Board of Education Adds St. Louis Member

April 19

Students and Educators Honored for "Breaking Traditions" in Careers

April 19

Enrollment Opens for Summer MoVIP Classes

April 18

High School Students Receive State Citizenship Award

April 15

Business Students Will Be "Breaking Barriers" at FBLA Conference

April 14

Department Seeks More Input Into MSIP 5 Rules

April 11

Missouri FFA Holds 83rd Annual State Convention

April 5

8 Elementary Schools Earn "Gold Star" Honors

March 27

DESE Seeks Additional Input on MSIP 5 Standards

March 25

FCCLA Will 'Roll Out the Red Carpet' on Sunday

March 16

State Board of Education Proposes Higher Standards

March 16

State Board Updated on Benefits of Data Teams

March 10

DECA Event Features Top Marketing Students

March 8

"Tech Prep" Students of the Year Recognized

February 17

State Board of Education Elects Officers

February 17

Teams from Linn win LifeSmarts State Competitions

February 17

Missouri Fares Well in School Data Report

February 17

Grant Aims to Help More Needy Children Get Free Lunches

February 11

Eighteen Missouri High Schools Honored for Perfect ACT Scores

February 10

Public Hearings Scheduled for Vocational Rehabilitation Plan

February 9

More Missouri Students Are Seeing Benefits of AP Exams

February 7

Schools Recognized as Model Professional Learning Communities

February 7

Presidential Award Recognizes Math and Science Teachers

February 2

Missourians Encouraged to Learn Today, Earn Tomorrow

January 25

Science Scores Released in NAEP Report Card

January 21

State Board of Education Asks Lawmakers to Postpone Formula Phase-In

January 19

Consortium of 31 States Receives Financial Boost

January 19

Missouri Students Selected for Senate Youth Program

January 11

Despite Average Grades, State Education Department Aims for Top 10

January 10

State Education Officials Congratulate School District of Clayton for World-Class Performance