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Common Core Test Results Are In

Missouri students appear to be doing better in several subjects, according to newly released annual MAP test scores. The national Common Core guidelines were fully implemented for the first time last school year.

08/11/2015

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Review of Missouri K-12 Learning Goals Further Strained

A panel of Missouri teachers and parents tasked with reviewing the state’s education standards is so divided that members told the State Board of Education on Monday they have split into two groups.

04/20/2015

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Group Chosen to Create New Education Standards Off to Rough Start

The 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.

10/01/2014

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Missouri’s Education Goals Under Review, Subject to Change

Groups assigned to review and rewrite Missouri’s learning standards begin their work just days after Missouri’s Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro announced her retirement.

09/24/2014

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Tension Marks Missouri Education Goals Rewrite

Educators and parents chosen to rewrite learning benchmarks for Missouri children are divided on how to move forward.

09/22/2014

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The Importance Of STEM In Higher Education

Nearly a decade ago U.S. Congress, warned that America will fall behind in the global economy if its education system doesn’t produce more workers with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills.

08/27/2014

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Will Common Core Better Prepare Students For Careers In STEM Fields?

While many in education and STEM fields embrace the new Common Core standards, many strongly oppose them. Some hold the belief that the Common Core will lead to a national curriculum, others believe the standards are weaker than what states have already implemented.

08/27/2014

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Will The Next Generation Science Standards Be The Common Core For Science?

American students are falling behind students in other countries on international assessments of math and science. Statistics such as these are driving the call for education reforms to strengthen science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the country’s schools.

08/27/2014

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Illinois to Implement New Common Core Testing

Illinois is one of 17 states that plan to implement the Partnership of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) next school year.

05/08/2014

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Missouri House Endorses Student Transfer Bill

A proposal to overhaul a Missouri school transfer law won state House approval Wednesday after lawmakers pared back provisions that could allow some students to attend a private school at local taxpayers’ expense.

05/01/2014

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