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Common Core Test Results Are InMissouri 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.
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.
Missouri Education Commissioner to ResignMissouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro said Monday that she plans to resign later this year, ending a tenure during which she repeatedly came under criticism as the state adopted new school accreditation standards and dealt with struggling districts.
Education Officials: Normandy Not Authorized to Pay for LawsuitThis afternoon, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education notified Normandy that expenses related to the lawsuit would not be approved.
Recent Snow Could Cause Longer School Year Missouri education department says classes could extend into summer.
Mo. Education Officials, National Guard Brace For Shutdown CutsOne state department that would face potentially severe consequences of a government shutdown would be the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Mixed Results in Missouri Test ScoresThe percentage of students scoring proficient or advanced in math declined in 2013, but remained steady in communication arts and improved in science.
Nixon Signs Mo. Special-Needs Scholarships BillThe measure requires the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to seek grants and donations to be used for the scholarships.
Lawmakers Blast DESE, Call For Roll Back on Some Education StandardsThe Department of Elementary and Secondary Education adopted the national "Common Core" standards in 2009.
Expanding Charter Schools Across Missouri Education policy issues include public school funding and dealing with the unaccredited St. Louis and Kansas City school districts.
Springfield, Missouri Poverty Rising, 50% of Students Near Poverty Line49.2 percent of Springfield's students qualified for free or reduced lunches during the 2009-10 school year.
VIDEO: Mo. Education Officials Announce New InitiativeCurrently, Missouri ranks closer to the middle on most education measures.
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