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Vision, Mission & Goals

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Our Vision

Missouri public schools:
 the best choice…the best results!

Our Mission

 The mission of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is to guarantee the superior preparation and performance of every child in school and in life.

Our Goal 

 All Missouri students will graduate ready for success.

Strategic Priorities 

Strategic Plan

Strategic Priorities Placemat

Access, Opportunity, Equity: Provide all students access to a broad range of high-quality educational opportunities from early learning into post-high school engagement
Teachers and Leaders: Prepare, develop and support educators to ensure an effective teacher in every classroom and an effective leader in every school
Efficiency and Effectiveness: Create an internal environment of continuous improvement, effective programming and efficient business operations

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