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Why test?

April 1, 2015

One school district making big improvements in student learning is Jennings School District in St. Louis. Jennings Superintendent Dr. Tiffany Anderson talked with the State Board of Education about how the district is helping students achieve more in the classroom. … Continued

Missouri Read-In Day

March 9, 2015

Melia Franklin, Ed.D., is Director of English language arts in the Department’s Office of College and Career Readiness. These are her thoughts on helping students find the joy of reading: State statute 9.137 declares the second Friday in March as “Missouri School … Continued

The Ultimate Goal of Education: Kids Who Are Ready for Success in Life

December 15, 2014

Students need to graduate from high school ready for college and career. This doesn’t mean college for all, but that students should be prepared for some additional education and a promising career after high school graduation. Simply put, kids need … Continued

What does Curriculum Look Like?

September 18, 2014

There’s a difference between standards and curriculum. Standards are the goal; curriculum is how we reach the goal. But what can curriculum look like in different districts that are required to hold students to the same standard of learning? Say … Continued

Finding Common Ground on Standards

June 25, 2014

Updated July 15, 2014. In accordance with HB 1490, which was passed in the last legislative session and signed by Governor Nixon, groups of classroom teachers and other education professionals, career and technical education representatives, and parents will soon begin … Continued

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