Welcome to dese.mo.gov. We hope you enjoy the site, and we welcome your feedback.

State Board of Education

You are here

State Board News & Updates


Live Audio Streaming of State Board Meetings
The Department offers live streaming audio of State Board of Education meetings. This service allows greater access to meetings for everyone around the state. Please note that the monthly meetings will not be recorded. Please visit our LiveStream page to listen to the meetings.

Upcoming State Board Meetings:

State Board Approves New Missouri Learning Standards
The State Board approved new Missouri Learning Standards. Schools will begin to implement the standards during the 2016-17 school year.

“These standards represent thousands of hours of work, the majority of it done by volunteers,” said State Board President Charlie Shields. “These are true Missouri standards, developed by Missourians, and we should be proud.”

Local districts will now determine curriculum to meet the new standards. The Department will work with educators during the transition and will develop new assessments to measure student progress. The new assessments for English language arts and math will be administered in spring 2018. Read more