Media Inquiries

The Communications Office is the central coordination point for all media inquiries. Recent news releases can be found on the website here.

Media Requests

Please use this form to submit media requests to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Thank you! 

Receive Notices From the Department

The Communications Office keeps you updated on important developments with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and of educational issues, events and achievements across the state. To receive news from DESE, please sign up to receive the DESE Update and other notices.

Join Us on Social Media

DESE is on the social networking websites Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. These communications channels will allow the Department to tap into now essential and commonly used methods for sharing information and engaging with the public.

Individuals can "like" the Department on Facebook, follow the department on Twitter @MOEducation and the Commissioner of Education @MOCommissioner, and view videos on YouTube.

Permission Form

DESE's Permission Form is requested from individuals who give consent to the Department to use material (video, photos, voice, etc.) in which the individual is included in for whatever purpose(s) the Department may see fit. For questions regarding this form, please contact Communications.

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A list of education-related acronyms is available here.