News Feed: Department of Elementary & Secondary Education /news-rss?filter=elementary_and_secondary_education News Feed: Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Thu, 20 Jun 2019 07:04:56 +0000 en-us Missouri Announces 2019 Gold Star Schools 20801 at Mon, 17 Jun 2019 08:58:22 +0000 The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has named this year’s Missouri Gold Star Schools. The program recognizes schools that perform at high academic levels or that perform at high levels while serving a significant proportion of disadvantaged students. There are eight winning schools: State Board of Education Appoints New Member to Normandy Joint Executive Governing Board 20781 at Tue, 11 Jun 2019 12:46:26 +0000 Anthony W. Neal was named the newest member of the Normandy Schools Collaborative’s Joint Executive Governing Board on Tuesday, replacing outgoing member Richard Ryffel following his five years of service.  A resident of the district, Neal currently serves as the President/CEO and senior partner of St. Louis-based Educational Equity Consultants (EEC). He has been an active member of multiple organizations and community boards in the St. Louis area.  Missouri Schools Honored By U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Program 20726 at Wed, 22 May 2019 12:45:26 +0000 Four Missouri schools were recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as Green Ribbon Schools on Wednesday for their progress in the area of sustainability: Missouri Schools Improve High-Speed Internet Access Through Connect & Learn Initiative 20696 at Thu, 16 May 2019 13:18:21 +0000 Students across Missouri are benefiting from new, high-speed internet connections in their classrooms, opening doors to virtual learning, providing for worldwide academic collaboration and enhancing research capabilities. Missouri districts and charter schools are completing projects to enable high-speed internet connectivity, and the first reimbursement has been made through the Missouri Connect & Learn Initiative. Riverview Gardens Special Administrative Board Gets Extension 20681 at Tue, 14 May 2019 12:08:51 +0000 The State Board of Education today authorized the extension of the Special Administrative Board (SAB) for the Riverview Gardens School District through June 30, 2022. The State Board also appointed Mary Oswald to join the SAB upon the retirement of Dr. Mark Tranel, who is one of the original members. Ms. Oswald will join Dr. Lynn Beckwith Jr. and Ms. Veronica Morrow-Reel on the SAB. She is a retired teacher and former member of the elected Riverview Gardens school board. Oswald is a district resident and is active in her community of Bellefontaine Neighbors. State Board of Education Approves Computer Science Academic Performance Standards 20676 at Tue, 14 May 2019 12:08:15 +0000 Missouri students will soon have additional course options in the field of computer science, as academic performance standards were approved by the State Board of Education during Tuesday’s meeting. Public Comment Opportunity for Missouri School Accountability 20671 at Tue, 14 May 2019 12:07:29 +0000 Missouri has been discussing what makes a great school and how to measure school progress. The State Board of Education today authorized a process that will give Missourians the opportunity to comment on new accountability standards in the next revision of the Missouri School Improvement Program, MSIP 6. Two Missouri Students Recognized as U.S. Presidential Scholars 20661 at Tue, 07 May 2019 15:25:27 +0000 Missouri high school students Sujay Murali (Marquette High School; Rockwood R-VI) and Kimberley Tran (Clayton High School; Clayton) will join the 55th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced Tuesday morning that a total of 161 seniors from across the country were recognized for their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields. 2019 Breaking Traditions Honorees Announced 20641 at Mon, 29 Apr 2019 14:12:38 +0000 Nine Missourians were honored as recipients of the 2019 Missouri Breaking Traditions awards at a ceremony in Jefferson City on Monday, April 29. The Breaking Traditions awards honor students, educators, and employers for their achievements related to nontraditional careers. The 2019 awards and recipients are as follows: Missouri DECA Students Take Career Development Skills to International Competition 20596 at Wed, 24 Apr 2019 08:51:23 +0000 More than 400 Missouri high school students have a chance to become international champions in problem-solving, real-world workplace events as they compete at the International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Fla., April 26-May 1. FFA Students to be Honored at State Convention April 25-26 20591 at Mon, 22 Apr 2019 09:14:46 +0000 Missouri FFA is 25,375 members strong – the sixth highest state membership in the nation. Students will receive recognition for outstanding achievements in agriculture education at the 91st annual Missouri FFA Convention April 25-26. From food production to agriculture sales to livestock evaluation and more, FFA students receive comprehensive agriculture education and have the chance to be honored for their accomplishments. More than 8,000 FFA members, advisors and guests from across the state will gather for the convention at the University of Missouri’s Hearnes Center. State Board Returns Governance of St. Louis Public Schools to Elected Board 20561 at Tue, 16 Apr 2019 13:32:22 +0000 The State Board of Education today accepted a recommendation from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to dissolve the Transitional School District of St. Louis, effective July 1. The board noted that the Transitional School District has met the goals for which it was established. The vote means that governance of St. Louis Public Schools (SLPS) will return to the elected board. The district has operated under the leadership of a Special Administrative Board (SAB) since 2007. Missouri Students Demonstrate Their Skills in State Showcase of Career and Technical Education 20526 at Wed, 03 Apr 2019 09:32:10 +0000 More than 2,300 career and technical education students from high schools and colleges across the state will compete at SkillsUSA Missouri’s State Leadership and Skills Conference April 4-6 at State Technical College of Missouri in Linn. The students will be participating in more than 150 contests.  Margaret “Peggy” Landwehr to Serve as Chief Counsel to Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 20511 at Mon, 01 Apr 2019 08:54:26 +0000 Beginning April 1, Peggy Landwehr joins the staff of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) as chief counsel. Landwehr makes the move from the Department of Social Services, where she was special counsel in the Division of Legal Services. Previously, she worked for several years with the Missouri Attorney General’s Office as assistant attorney general where she represented DESE on cases pertaining to the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), educator certification, school district boundaries and more. Calhoun R-VIII Earns Full Accreditation 20501 at Tue, 26 Mar 2019 12:49:07 +0000 The State Board of Education today approved a recommendation from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to classify Calhoun R-VIII as fully accredited based on the past several years of improvement.