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 Mon, 15 Apr 2024 08:14:21 +0000 en-us Governor Parson Appoints Two New Members to the State Board of Education https://dese.mo.gov/governor-parson-appoints-two-new-members-state-board-education 30741 at https://dese.mo.gov Fri, 12 Apr 2024 14:17:34 +0000 Governor Parson Appoints Two New Members to the State Board of Education Mrs. Hannah Mote Fri, 04/12/2024 - 14:17 Read more about Governor Parson Appoints Two New Members to the State Board of Education Today, Governor Michael L. Parson appointed two new members to the State Board of Education (State Board), Tawni Hunt Ferrarini, Ph.D. (St. Charles), and Thomas G. Prater, M.D. (Springfield). Dr. Ferrarini and Dr. Prater are now subject to confirmation by the Missouri Senate in the coming weeks.“Tawni and Tom are clearly engaged in the education community and committed to serving others, so we look forward to welcoming them to the State Board and working with them to serve students, educators, and schools statewide,” said Commissioner of Education Margie Vandeven. Two School Districts and Nine Schools Receive Purple Star Designation https://dese.mo.gov/two-school-districts-and-nine-schools-receive-purple-star-designation 30681 at https://dese.mo.gov Tue, 26 Mar 2024 15:50:38 +0000 Two School Districts and Nine Schools Receive Purple Star Designation Mrs. Hannah Mote Tue, 03/26/2024 - 15:50 Read more about Two School Districts and Nine Schools Receive Purple Star Designation The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) announced today the school districts and individual school buildings that earned the 2024 Missouri Purple Star designation — the third round of designees in this statewide program:2024 Purple Star School DistrictsCrocker R-II School DistrictWarren Co. R-III School District2024 Purple Star Schools Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Launches the Missouri Data Visualization Tool https://dese.mo.gov/department-elementary-and-secondary-education-launches-missouri-data-visualization-tool 30611 at https://dese.mo.gov Wed, 28 Feb 2024 16:19:11 +0000 Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Launches the Missouri Data Visualization Tool Mrs. Hannah Mote Wed, 02/28/2024 - 16:19 Read more about Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Launches the Missouri Data Visualization Tool The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), in partnership with SAS, has launched the Missouri Data Visualization Tool (MO DVT), a web-based application that offers easy-to-use reports and analysis on academic performance, including achievement and growth data aggregated by subject, year, and grade. MO DVT was created in response to stakeholder questions about interpreting and using Missouri Growth Model data. Public Hearings Scheduled for Vocational Rehabilitation Services https://dese.mo.gov/public-hearings-scheduled-vocational-rehabilitation-services-6 30551 at https://dese.mo.gov Fri, 23 Feb 2024 16:00:39 +0000 Public Hearings Scheduled for Vocational Rehabilitation Services Mrs. Hannah Mote Fri, 02/23/2024 - 16:00 Read more about Public Hearings Scheduled for Vocational Rehabilitation Services Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation (MVR) will conduct two virtual public hearings in March on vocational rehabilitation services to gain feedback on ways to improve services for individuals with disabilities. Input is welcome regarding MVR’s goals and priorities starting on page 20 in the state plan draft.Public Hearings Schedule  Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Announces Recipients of the New Competency-Based Education Grant https://dese.mo.gov/missouri-department-elementary-and-secondary-education-announces-recipients-new-competency-based 30506 at https://dese.mo.gov Thu, 15 Feb 2024 11:51:23 +0000 Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Announces Recipients of the New Competency-Based Education Grant Mrs. Hannah Mote Thu, 02/15/2024 - 11:51 Read more about Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Announces Recipients of the New Competency-Based Education Grant Today, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) announces that six individual Missouri school districts and one collective group of local education agencies (LEAs) were awarded more than $2.2 million from the Competency-Based Education (CBE) grant program. Grant recipients include Lebanon R-III, Maplewood-Richmond Heights, Pattonville R-III, Ritenour, Sedalia 200, and Ste. Missouri Releases 2023 Annual Performance Reports https://dese.mo.gov/missouri-releases-2023-annual-performance-reports 30406 at https://dese.mo.gov Mon, 18 Dec 2023 08:57:14 +0000 Missouri Releases 2023 Annual Performance Reports Mrs. Hannah Mote Mon, 12/18/2023 - 08:57 Read more about Missouri Releases 2023 Annual Performance Reports The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has released the statewide Annual Performance Reports (APRs) for the 2022-23 school year. APRs demonstrate the progress local education agencies (LEAs) and their individual buildings are making towards meeting the Standards and Indicators in the sixth version of the Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP 6). There are several key considerations when reviewing the 2023 APR data: State Board Announces New Missouri Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education https://dese.mo.gov/state-board-announces-new-missouri-commissioner-elementary-and-secondary-education-0 30276 at https://dese.mo.gov Tue, 05 Dec 2023 08:21:00 +0000 State Board Announces New Missouri Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Mr. Cory Carwile Tue, 12/05/2023 - 08:21 Read more about State Board Announces New Missouri Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education The State Board of Education (State Board) announced that Senator Karla Eslinger will assume the role as the state’s next commissioner for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) effective June 1, 2024, after concluding her work in the Missouri Senate during the 2024 legislative session. St. Louis Area Teacher Receives $25,000 Milken Educator Award https://dese.mo.gov/st-louis-area-teacher-receives-25000-milken-educator-award 30236 at https://dese.mo.gov Thu, 16 Nov 2023 15:08:59 +0000 St. Louis Area Teacher Receives $25,000 Milken Educator Award Mrs. Hannah Mote Thu, 11/16/2023 - 15:08 Read more about St. Louis Area Teacher Receives $25,000 Milken Educator Award Today, Meghan Menchella, a social studies teacher at Crestview Middle School in the Rockwood School District, was presented with the national Milken Educator Award. St. Charles Area Teacher Receives $25,000 Milken Educator Award https://dese.mo.gov/st-charles-area-teacher-receives-25000-milken-educator-award 30231 at https://dese.mo.gov Thu, 16 Nov 2023 15:06:15 +0000 St. Charles Area Teacher Receives $25,000 Milken Educator Award Mrs. Hannah Mote Thu, 11/16/2023 - 15:06 Read more about St. Charles Area Teacher Receives $25,000 Milken Educator Award Today, Leah Lawrence, a seventh grade English Language Arts (ELA) teacher at Hardin Middle School in the City of St. Charles School District, was presented with the national Milken Educator Award. Missouri Announces Statewide Expansion of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library https://dese.mo.gov/missouri-announces-statewide-expansion-dolly-partons-imagination-library 30146 at https://dese.mo.gov Wed, 08 Nov 2023 08:03:25 +0000 Missouri Announces Statewide Expansion of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Mrs. Hannah Mote Wed, 11/08/2023 - 08:03 Read more about Missouri Announces Statewide Expansion of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library All Missouri children under five years old are now able to register for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. There is no deadline to register. The Imagination Library is dedicated to inspiring a love of reading by providing age-appropriate books each month to children free of charge.