The embedded video above explains the reasoning behind Missouri's overarching goal of becoming one of the Top 10 states in academic achievement by the year 2020.
Top 10 by 20 Related Videos
Top 10 by 20 Interview with Dr. Ron Lankford
Scott Boudreaux of the KNEO Sports Network interviews former Webb City superintendent Ron Lankford about the statewide Top 10 by 20 initiative during half-time of the Webb City vs. Carthage high school football game on Oct. 14, 2011.
Top 10 by 20 - A student's perspective: Michael Tatum
Student speaker Michael Tatum, 2011 graduate of Hickman High School, shared his thoughts on the Top 10 by 20 Initiative at the 50th Annual Cooperative Conference for School Administrators.
2011 Administrators' Conference - Gov. Jay Nixon Remarks
Governor Jay Nixon gives closing remarks at the 50th Annual Cooperative Conference for School Administrators and addresses the Top 10 by 20 Initiative.
Pearson Foundation. (2011).
Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education.
This video series profiles policies and practices of education systems that demonstrate high or improving performance in the PISA tests.
MSNBC Nightly News. (2011). (2 min, 22 sec).
‘Skills Gap’ Hurts Employers, Job Seekers.
Even with millions of Americans out of work, the industrial giant Siemens is having trouble finding qualified workers that, for the first time, it's had to hire recruiters. NBC’s Lisa Myers reports.
- Fox 2 Now St. Louis. Missouri Education. (2011). (4 min, 27 sec).
- In April 2011, State Board of Education Member Debi Demien was interviewed by Fox 2 about the Top 10 by 20 initiative.
- In January 2011, Dr. Douglas Reeves, founder of The Leadership and Learning Center, presented research and information to the State Board of Education on moving Missouri into the Top 10 performing states.< >Mo Gov News Brief Presentation. (2011). (1 min, 52 sec). Mo Gov News Full Length Presentation. (2011). (2 hours, 3 min).