News Feed: Department of Elementary & Secondary Education /news-rss?filter=elementary_and_secondary_education News Feed: Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Sun, 17 Feb 2019 07:38:11 +0000 en-us Bayless Elementary Special Education Teacher Wins Milken Educator Award 19796 at Wed, 13 Feb 2019 11:19:33 +0000 Therese Shain, a special education teacher with the Special School District of St. Louis County, was named a winner of the prestigious Milken Educator Award during a surprise assembly on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Bayless Elementary in St. Louis. Shain has worked at Bayless Elementary since 2008 and instructs students with a variety of learning needs in grades 3-5. Missouri Releases Statewide Assessment Results 19761 at Fri, 01 Feb 2019 07:57:09 +0000 The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) announced statewide results for both the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) and district Annual Performance Reports (APR) for the 2017-18 school year. More than 413,000 third- through eighth-grade students and an additional 175,000 high school students participated in the state’s testing program, leading to more than 1.05 million total assessments being administered to Missouri public and charter school students.  Missouri Schools to be Recognized for Exemplary Professional Learning Opportunities 19611 at Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:13:40 +0000 Nineteen Missouri schools will be honored during the 2019 Powerful Learning Conference for their commitment to professional learning opportunities for students. This year’s event will be held Jan. 28-29 at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, and more than 1,600 Missouri educators are expected to attend. State Board Announces New Missouri Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education 19201 at 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) 19136 at 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 19031 at 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 18906 at 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 18776 at 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 18696 at 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:     Bailey, Claycomb Named to State Board of Education 18511 at 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 18491 at 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 18446 at 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 18146 at 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 18131 at 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 18126 at 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: