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Elementary and Secondary Education

July 29 Agenda

Joint Meeting of the Coordinating Board for Higher Education
and the State Board of Education

July 29, 2014, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn Executive Center (Windsor IV), Columbia, MO


Welcome and Introductions  - 1:30-1:40 p.m.

Educator Preparation - 1:40-2:25 p.m.

Common Core Curriculum Implementation - 2:25-2:40 p.m.

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium - 2:40-2:55 p.m.

Best Practices in Remedial Education -  2:55-3:10 p.m.

Department Hires New Assistant Commissioner and Director of Legislative Outreach

The Department has named Stacey Preis the new assistant commissioner for the Office of Early and Extended Learning, and Constance Rush the director of legislative outreach.

Both began their duties effective earlier this month.

“We are pleased to welcome Constance and Stacey to the Department,” said Commissioner of Education Chris Nicastro. “Both are extremely talented in their fields, and will do their best to meet the needs of Missouri’s children.”

Normandy Joint Executive Governing Board Holds First Meeting

On the initial day of official operation as the Normandy Schools Collaborative, members of the Joint Executive Governing Board held their first meeting Tuesday, chaired by Superintendent Dr. Tyrone McNichols. They focused on adopting critical operating policies and discussing outreach possibilities with area legislators, community members and others interested in the future of Normandy schools.