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Peter Kachris Photo: Courtesy of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Kachris Named as Education Department’s New Transition Officer

Kachris will serve as the department’s on-site liaison, as well as advisor, mentor, and consultant to superintendent Dr. Ty McNichols and his leadership staff.

07/18/2014

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Education Officials to Discuss Normandy Plans

The road map toward re-accreditation for Normandy schools will be laid out later today.

05/20/2014

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Education Officials Endorse Missouri Schools Plan

First step would be to assist unaccredited and partially-accredited districts.

03/21/2014

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State Education Officials Hold Public Hearing on Improvement Plans

Officials will hold a public hearing regarding the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s State Support and Intervention Plan on Tuesday, Feb. 25, in St. Louis.

02/25/2014

File photo of Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO). (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Mark Reardon: U.S. Senator Roy Blunt In Studio

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt joins us in studio to discuss Benghazi security breaches, ObamaCare, and Boeing.

01/23/2014

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Consultant Proposes Dismantling Failing Missouri School Districts

CEE-Trust was tapped to come up with a plan last year as a new state law gave the State Board of Education greater powers to intervene in troubled school systems.

01/14/2014

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Local State Lawmakers Propose School Transfer Overhaul

The four senators, two Democrats and two Republicans, say their legislation makes much-needed modifications.

12/17/2013

Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro

Missouri Auditor Wants Education Agency Documents

Tom Schweich has sent a letter to Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro seeking documents related to an initiative petition affecting teacher tenure.

12/13/2013

A less packed Normandy Public Schools meeting this month. Meeting is for parents/teachers to ask DESE questions.  (KMOX/Allison Blood)

Lackluster Turnout at Missouri Education Dept. Meeting in Normandy

Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro says she is “open to any and every idea.”

12/12/2013

Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro

2 Dems Call For Missouri Education Official To Resign

Two Missouri Democratic lawmakers are calling for state Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro to step down, saying she has demonstrated a tendency “to abuse power.”

11/26/2013

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