Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Tension Marks Missouri Education Goals RewriteEducators and parents chosen to rewrite learning benchmarks for Missouri children are divided on how to move forward.
State Report: Normandy District Still DecliningNewly released state data shows the struggling Normandy school district in St. Louis County saw its academic performance drop to the lowest in the state during a tumultuous school year that saw hundreds of its students transfer.
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.
Normandy Parents Sue Over School Transfer ChangesA group of Normandy school district parents has filed suit over recent changes to student attendance rules that limit the number of pupils who can transfer to better-performing schools in other districts.
Education Officials Endorse Missouri Schools PlanFirst step would be to assist unaccredited and partially-accredited districts.
Hearings Will Focus on Unaccredited Missouri Schools Missouri education officials are planning a series of public hearings on ideas for helping unaccredited school districts boost student achievement.
Washington U. to Sponsor All-Girls Charter SchoolA new charter school for girls in St. Louis will focus on math, engineering and technology while trying to close the gender gap in the male-dominated hard sciences.
Lackluster Turnout at Missouri Education Dept. Meeting in NormandyMissouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro says she is "open to any and every idea."
Normandy Education Meeting Leaves More Questions Than AnswersSeveral parents made signs, calling on education officials to "protect our kids" and "support neighborhood schools."
15 Deaf Students Injured in Montgomery Co. Bus CrashThe incident occurred around 1:30 Friday afternoon as the bus was exiting Interstate 70 at the Danforth exit.
Should Mo. Change School Accreditation Process?Elected school board of St. Louis Public School District thinks so.
Missouri Schools Struggle With New Evaluation SystemNo accreditation changes planned with current data, however.
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