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State Board News & Updates


Live Audio Streaming of State Board Meetings
The Department now offers live streaming audio of State Board of Education meetings. The new service will allow 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:

  • May 17, 2016
  • June 14, 2016 (Joint meeting with Charter School Commission)

State Board Approves New Missouri Learning Standards
The State Board today approved new Missouri Learning StandardsPDF Document. 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


State Board Hears Conditions for Transition from an Appointed Board to an Elected Board
Today the State Board of Education heard proposed criteriaPDF Document that would indicate when a school district under the governance of an appointed or Special Administrative Board is ready to return to an elected board. The Board directed Department staff at its February meeting to develop these conditions.

“What we’re trying to build is something that will serve the kids in these districts,” said State Board member Vic Lenz. “What do we need to make these school districts function in the very best possible way?”  Read more