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2013 News Releases


December 27 Missouri Schools Win Federal School Improvement Grants
December 20 Department Updating Student Transfer Guidance for Kansas City
December 11 State Board and Department Seeking Options to Transfers
December 10 Changes Coming for High School Equivalency Testing
December 10 Missouri Students Selected as Delegates in the U.S. Senate Youth Program
December 9 Board President Statement on Kansas City Star Article
November 20 Board President Statement
November 12 Public Hearing Held at Normandy
November 7 Missouri Schools Implementing Common Core State Standards
November 7 Missouri Scores Hold Steady in Nation’s Report Card
November 6 State Sets Public Hearings on Riverview Gardens School District
November 5 State Meets with UMKC over Concerns about Hope Academy Charter School
November 1 Missouri Students Score above Average in International Comparison
October 31 State Sets Public Hearings on Normandy School District
October 22 State Board of Education Takes No Action on Kansas City Accreditation
October 22 State Board of Education Hears Update on Long-Term Plan for Unaccredited Districts
October 18 Teacher of the Year, Finalists to Be Honored Monday
October 17 Joplin High School Teacher Wins Prestigious Milken Award
October 8 Missouri Education Department Chooses Vendor for Assessments
October 3 New Missouri Learning Standards Website Launched
September 27 Two Missouri Students Receive State AP Scholar Award
September 26 Education Department Will Not Recommend Change in Kansas City’s Accreditation
September 25 State Education Officials Urge More Students to Take Advanced Placement Classes
September 24 Eight Public Schools in Missouri Earn National Blue Ribbon Honors
September 17 State Board Approves Budget Request for Elementary and Secondary Education
September 16 State Continues Work on New Educator Preparation Program Standards
September 16 Research on Technology Readiness in Missouri Schools Presented to State Board
September 11 Statement on Incident at Ashland High School
September 9 State Board of Education Reaches Agreement on Gordon Parks Ruling
August 29 Education Department Requests Motion to Amend Gordon Parks Decision
August 23 State Releases Annual Performance Reports for Districts and Schools
August 22 Fenton Educator Named Missouri Teacher of the Year
August 21 ACT Report Shows College Readiness Needs Improvement
August 20 State Board of Education Starts Long-Term Planning in Unaccredited Districts
August 20 Student Assessment Scores Hold Steady in Communication Arts, Increase in Science
August 20 Essential Principles of Effective Evaluation Approved by State Board of Education
August 9 Seven Finalists Selected for 2013-2014 Missouri Teacher of the Year
August 2 Students from Missouri School for the Deaf Involved in Bus Accident
July 30 School Breakfast Challenge Winners Announced
July 26 Pioneers in Education to be Recognized by State
July 26 Governor, National Education Experts Set to Speak at Annual Conference
July 12 Education Officials Praise Signing of Unaccredited School District Legislation
July 8 Columbia Students Sweep National Culinary and Baking Contests
July 8 State Finalists Selected for National Mathematics and Science Award
June 19 Department Issues Guidance on Student Transfers
June 18 Board Recommends Early Childhood Readiness Tool
June 18 New Assessments Focus on Preparing Future Teachers for the Classroom
June 18 K-12 and Higher Education Departments Plan for Future of Missouri Education
June 17 Embassy of Spain Recognizes St. Louis Language Immersion School
June 14 Gov. Nixon Appoints New State Board of Education Member
June 14 Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation Eliminates Waiting List for Services
June 12 Missouri Chooses New High School Equivalency Test
June 6 Missouri Ranked Top 10 in Nation for Graduation Rate by Diplomas Count
June 4 Schools to be Honored for Providing Positive Behavior Support
May 30 Practice Tests Provide Preview of New Statewide Student Assessments
May 17 Trenton High School Receives National Breakthrough Schools Award
May 15 Still Receives Friend of Education Award
May 14 State to Expand Pathways to Prosperity Project
May 14 State Board Approves Missouri's Model Educator Evaluation System
May 13 College Content-readiness Policy Approved for Common Core Standards
May 10 Two Missouri Seniors Named U.S. Presidential Scholars
May 2 Missouri Pre-K Funding Declines
May 2 Students and Educators Honored for “Breaking Traditions” in Careers
May 1 Education Researchers Select Six Schools to Launch National Inclusion Initiative
May 1 Statement from Commissioner of Education Chris L. Nicastro
May 1 Missouri Educators Selected for National Dream Team Focused on Common Core
April 24 Center School District Elementary Receives National Recognition
April 19 Sixteen High School Students Receive State Citizenship Award
April 17 State Board Gives Preliminary Approval to New Educator Evaluation Principles
April 11 Kansas City, St. Louis Mayors Show Their Support for Common Core State Standards
April 11 Two Missouri Educators Among Five Inductees for National Teachers Hall of Fame
April 11 State Names Gold Star Schools in Education
April 10 New Assessments for Future Teachers Being Phased In Over Next Two Years
April 8 Students Gather Food and Funds to Help Feed the Hungry
April 1 Missouri schools testing new assessments for Common Core State Standards
March 18 Common Core State Standards Garner More Than 400 Endorsements
March 6 Missouri Educators and Business Leaders Come Together to Support Common Core State Standards
March 5 Missouri Principal One of '20 to Watch' for Improving Education through Technology
February 20 More Missouri Students Succeeding on Advanced Placement Exams
February 13 Two Missouri Students Recognized for Outstanding Volunteer Service
February 13 State Education Department Recognizes Schools
February 8 Pilot Program Aims to Put Missouri Students on Path to Career Success
February 5 Public Hearings Scheduled for Vocational Rehabilitation State Plan
February 4 CTE Program Participation Increases in Missouri
February 4 Lee's Summit Educator Recognized in First Annual 'Leaders to Learn From' Report
January 22 State Board of Education Approves Updated Resource and Process Standards
January 22 State Launches Leadership Development Program for Educators
January 10 Missouri Earns Slightly Higher Grade in 'Quality Counts' Report
January 9 Current Version of GED Test to Expire December 2013