Missouri Department of Education

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.
Enrollment, Graduation Rates Slipping at Harris StoweHarris Stowe has a capacity of 2500 students, but current enrollment sits at about 1200.
School Transfer Meeting Moved to WednesdayMissouri Dept. of Education seeks public input on handling unaccredited school situations.
Mo. To Pay For ACT, Reduce Some Testing TimesThe Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced this week that the testing revisions will take effect next school year and shave $3.5 million from the testing budget.
Missouri Discourages Mid-Year Student TransfersMissouri education officials say it's in the best interest of students transferring from unaccredited to accredited school districts to do so at the beginning of the school year.
Tuition Payments Squeezing Normandy's BudgetA spokes person for the district said for the partial month of August the total to be paid to other districts is $750,000.
Riverview Receives First Bill For Transfer StudentsA spokeswoman says the total for about three weeks in August, for 544 students in 14 schools, is $398,400.
Mo. Board of Education Weighs Options For Normandy District"What's on the table right now is we can install a special administrative board, we can break up the district and give it to other districts, or even close down the district"
Affton Teacher Is Tops In MissouriCathy Cartier will represent the state at the national competition.
Missouri Wants Out of No Child Left BehindThe Education Department is seeking a waver which is allowed but first they want to know what you think.
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