MO.gov News Feed: Department of Elementary & Secondary Education /news-rss?filter=elementary_and_secondary_education MO.gov News Feed: Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Sat, 15 Dec 2018 13:34:07 +0000 en-us State Board Announces New Missouri Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education https://dese.mo.gov/communications/news-releases/state-board-announces-new-missouri-commissioner-elementary-and 19201 at https://dese.mo.gov Tue, 20 Nov 2018 12:03:54 +0000 The State Board of Education announced on Tuesday that Margie Vandeven has been hired to return to her role as the state’s commissioner for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Vandeven will begin her duties on January 2, 2019. Fee Increase for Missouri High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) https://dese.mo.gov/communications/news-releases/fee-increase-missouri-high-school-equivalency-test-hiset 19136 at https://dese.mo.gov Wed, 07 Nov 2018 09:35:29 +0000 Beginning January 1, 2019, the fee to take each of the five High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) subtests will increase by 75 cents to $10.75. The total cost for all five tests will be $98.75: Missouri Sets the Bar at 2018 National FFA Convention https://dese.mo.gov/communications/news-releases/missouri-sets-bar-2018-national-ffa-convention 19031 at https://dese.mo.gov Thu, 01 Nov 2018 09:02:52 +0000 Nearly 70,000 students nationwide attended the 91st National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis Oct. 24-27, and the Show-Me state topped the charts in several categories. Missouri ACT Scores Released for Class of 2018 https://dese.mo.gov/communications/news-releases/missouri-act-scores-released-class-2018 18906 at https://dese.mo.gov Wed, 17 Oct 2018 09:36:59 +0000 More than 68,000 members of the Missouri graduating class of 2018 took the ACT as 11th graders and earned an average composite score of 20. Nationally, 55 percent of the class of 2018 took the ACT, with a composite score of 20.8. Missouri was among 17 states in which 100 percent of the graduating class took the ACT. The state composite score of 20 was the sixth highest among those states, tying with Montana and Wyoming. These results are from the final state-paid census testing. Eight Missouri Schools Awarded Blue Ribbon Status https://dese.mo.gov/communications/news-releases/eight-missouri-schools-awarded-blue-ribbon-status-0 18776 at https://dese.mo.gov Mon, 01 Oct 2018 13:21:40 +0000 The U.S. Department of Education has honored eight Missouri schools as 2018 Blue Ribbon Schools. The national award recognizes schools that perform at high academic levels (top 15 percent in the state based on assessment scores and graduation rates) or that perform at high levels while serving a significant proportion of disadvantaged students (top 15 percent in progress toward reducing the achievement gap). Missouri State Board of Education Opens Commissioner Search https://dese.mo.gov/communications/news-releases/missouri-state-board-education-opens-commissioner-search 18696 at https://dese.mo.gov Wed, 19 Sep 2018 07:59:35 +0000 The State Board of Education outlined the application and nomination process for selecting the next commissioner of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education during its September board meeting. The board will accept applications and nominations today, Sept. 19, through 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. For official application and nomination materials, please visit the following website: https://dese.mo.gov/commissioner.     Bailey, Claycomb Named to State Board of Education https://dese.mo.gov/communications/news-releases/bailey-claycomb-named-state-board-education 18511 at https://dese.mo.gov Thu, 30 Aug 2018 14:52:42 +0000 Missouri Governor Michael L. Parson on Thursday named Kim Bailey and Dr. Don Claycomb to the State Board of Education. They will begin service on the board immediately as the sixth and seventh members of the eight-person board.  Francis Howell English Language Arts Teacher Named 2019 Missouri Teacher of the Year https://dese.mo.gov/communications/news-releases/francis-howell-english-language-arts-teacher-named-2019-missouri 18491 at https://dese.mo.gov Tue, 28 Aug 2018 09:15:39 +0000 Shelly Parks realized early in her teaching career that the lessons students will remember from her classroom likely would have little to do with grammar, vocabulary or literature. So what does an English teacher do? Connect the classroom to the real world. Missouri Teacher of the Year Finalists Named for 2019 https://dese.mo.gov/communications/news-releases/missouri-teacher-year-finalists-named-2019 18446 at https://dese.mo.gov Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:30:33 +0000 Seven Missouri educators have been selected as finalists for the 2019 Missouri Teacher of the Year award:  DESE Recognizes 2018 Pioneers in Education https://dese.mo.gov/communications/news-releases/dese-recognizes-2018-pioneers-education 18146 at https://dese.mo.gov Thu, 26 Jul 2018 08:18:56 +0000 Six educators will be honored as Pioneers in Education on Monday, July 30, for their commitment and contributions to public education in Missouri. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) will recognize the 2018 Pioneers during the 57th Annual Cooperative Conference for School Administrators at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach. The ceremony will take place during a luncheon where more than 600 school district leaders are expected to be in attendance. The following individuals will be honored: Missouri Students Shine at 2018 National Technology Student Association Conference https://dese.mo.gov/communications/news-releases/missouri-students-shine-2018-national-technology-student-association 18131 at https://dese.mo.gov Mon, 23 Jul 2018 10:22:08 +0000 Missouri was well represented at the recent 2018 National Technology Student Association (TSA) Conference in Atlanta, Ga. The Missouri TSA delegation of 122 students and 41 advisors from 28 middle and high schools participated in leadership development activities through the LEAP (Leadership. Education. Achievement. Personal Growth.) program and learned about community service while connecting with peers from neighboring states and across the country.  DESE Announces Closure of Two Charter Schools https://dese.mo.gov/communications/news-releases/dese-announces-closure-two-charter-schools 18126 at https://dese.mo.gov Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:52:34 +0000 The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has announced the closure of two Missouri charter schools. Benjamin Banneker Charter Academy of Technology (Kansas City) and Preclarus Mastery Academy (St. Louis) each closed on June 30, 2018. Benjamin Banneker Charter Academy of Technology 6401 Rockhill Road Kansas City, MO 64131 Telephone: 816-926-9110 To request student records, parties should contact the school directly at the number listed above or via email: Missouri’s FCCLA Students Compile More Than 135 Medals at National Conference https://dese.mo.gov/communications/news-releases/missouri%E2%80%99s-fccla-students-compile-more-135-medals-national-conference 18096 at https://dese.mo.gov Thu, 19 Jul 2018 13:03:26 +0000 Missouri students brought home a total of 74 gold, 57 silver and eight bronze medals from the National Leadership Conference for Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) in Atlanta, Ga. The students were among more than 7,500 student leaders, members and advisors who participated in the conference earlier this month at the Georgia World Congress Center. DESE Names 2018-19 Missouri Regional Teachers of the Year https://dese.mo.gov/communications/news-releases/dese-names-2018-19-missouri-regional-teachers-year 18076 at https://dese.mo.gov Tue, 17 Jul 2018 08:21:19 +0000 The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) announced the 2018-19 Regional Teachers of the Year as part of the Missouri Teacher of the Year program. Committees comprised of peers and key stakeholders for each Regional Professional Development Center (RPDC) area selected the 32 teachers, who are each now eligible for the 2019 Missouri teacher of the year award. Agency for Teaching, Leading, and Learning Missouri Students Participate in Multiple Competitions at International HOSA Leadership Conference https://dese.mo.gov/communications/news-releases/missouri-students-participate-multiple-competitions-international-hosa 18051 at https://dese.mo.gov Thu, 12 Jul 2018 09:59:03 +0000 Members of Missouri HOSA-Future Health Professionals participated in the organization’s annual International Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas, from June 27-30. HOSA is a state and international organization for students interested in and preparing for health careers. More than 260 Missouri students from 42 Missouri HOSA chapters participated in 47 competitive and five recognition events, resulting in 23 top-10 finishes and 33 individuals and chapters being recognized for their service and leadership.