News Feed: Department of Elementary & Secondary Education /news-rss?filter=elementary_and_secondary_education News Feed: Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Sun, 15 Sep 2019 09:53:19 +0000 en-us Missouri Announces Finalists for 2020 Teacher of the Year 21341 at Tue, 27 Aug 2019 10:00:15 +0000 After receiving more than 240 nominations from citizens, school districts and charter schools throughout the state of Missouri, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) announced seven finalists for the 2020 Missouri Teacher of the Year award. This year’s finalists represent five different regions throughout the state and highlight the broad range of course options that are helping prepare Missouri students for success beyond graduation. The seven finalists include: 2020 Missouri Teacher of the Year Semifinalists Named 21281 at Fri, 16 Aug 2019 08:28:36 +0000 The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has released the names of 17 semifinalists for the 2020 Missouri Teacher of the Year as it continues to honor and recognize excellence in the classroom. The Teacher of the Year program spotlights the positive impact excellent teachers have on their students.  The list of semifinalists includes teachers of elementary grades and traditional middle and high school subjects as well as instructors of foreign languages and career and technical education opportunities: Greater Numbers of Missouri Students Show Mastery of Multiple Languages 21251 at Wed, 14 Aug 2019 10:05:53 +0000 More than 1,000 Missouri students earned the Missouri Seal of Biliteracy during the 2018-19 school year for demonstrating proficiency in English and any of the world’s languages through standardized assessments and local measures. Being fluent in more than one language may provide a competitive edge for students in their future careers. In addition, students who earn the award may receive 12-18 credit hours at participating Missouri colleges and universities. Educational Policy Committee Presents Recommendations to State Board of Education 21246 at Tue, 13 Aug 2019 12:06:46 +0000 An innovative and bipartisan committee designed to create a vision for the future of education in Missouri presented its findings to the State Board of Education on Tuesday. The Commissioner’s Educational Policy Committee (CEPC) outlined six foundational topics and discussed a series of action items the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) can take to make strides towards its stated mission of ensuring that every student graduates ready for success. Karen Pierre Appointed to Normandy Joint Executive Governing Board 21241 at Tue, 13 Aug 2019 10:13:52 +0000 The Missouri State Board of Education appointed Karen Pierre to the Joint Executive Governing Board (JEGB) for the Normandy Schools Collaborative, serving nearly 3,300 students. Her term will run through June 30, 2020. Missouri Honors Pioneers in Education 21121 at Fri, 26 Jul 2019 08:09:54 +0000 Eight Pioneers in Education will be in the spotlight on Monday, July 29, in recognition of their commitment and contributions to public education in Missouri. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) will recognize the 2019 Pioneers during the 58th Annual Cooperative Conference for School Administrators. The ceremony will take place during a luncheon where more than 500 school district leaders are expected to be in attendance. DESE Names 2020 Missouri Regional Teachers of the Year 21046 at Wed, 17 Jul 2019 08:42:42 +0000 The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) announced the 2020 Missouri Regional Teachers of the Year this week, with the 35 selected teachers now eligible to be named the 2020 Missouri Teacher of the Year. Committees comprised of education peers and key stakeholders for each Regional Professional Development Center (RPDC) in Missouri selected the 2020 Regional Teachers of the Year. Agency for Teaching, Leading, and Learning 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.