Chris Nicastro

Dr. Margie Vandeven Named DESE CommissionerShe has been with the state education department for nine years, recently a deputy commissioner
Group Chosen to Create New Education Standards Off to Rough StartThe process to create new education standards in Missouri is underway, but the discussion on what to put in place instead of Common Core is anything but smooth.
Missouri's Education Goals Under Review, Subject to ChangeGroups assigned to review and rewrite Missouri's learning standards begin their work just days after Missouri’s Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro announced her retirement.
Kachris Named as Education Department's New Transition OfficerKachris 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.
Education Officials to Discuss Normandy PlansThe road map toward re-accreditation for Normandy schools will be laid out later today.
Education Officials Endorse Missouri Schools PlanFirst step would be to assist unaccredited and partially-accredited districts.
State Education Officials Hold Public Hearing on Improvement PlansOfficials 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.
Mark Reardon: U.S. Senator Roy Blunt In StudioU.S. Senator Roy Blunt joins us in studio to discuss Benghazi security breaches, ObamaCare, and Boeing.
Consultant Proposes Dismantling Failing Missouri School DistrictsCEE-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.
Local State Lawmakers Propose School Transfer OverhaulThe four senators, two Democrats and two Republicans, say their legislation makes much-needed modifications.
Missouri Auditor Wants Education Agency DocumentsTom Schweich has sent a letter to Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro seeking documents related to an initiative petition affecting teacher tenure.
Lackluster Turnout at Missouri Education Dept. Meeting in NormandyMissouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro says she is "open to any and every idea."
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