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April 30, 2015

“What’s Up” With State Grad Rates?

March 17, 2018

“I guess it’s good news that Missouri’s graduation rate in 2017 was nearly 90 percent—higher than the national average,” writes Susan Pendergrass, director of education policy at the Show-Me Institute, in the Columbia Daily Tribune. “But have we really put those students on the ‘path...

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SE Missouri Ed Leaders “Optimistic” About ESSA Implementation

January 19, 2018

KFVS’ Nathan Ellgren writes that, with Missouri’s state accountability plan approved by the U.S. Department of Education, education leaders in Southeast Missouri are “optimistic” about the transition to ESSA from No Child Left Behind.

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MO Submits State’s ESSA Plan

August 16, 2017

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education submitted its ESSA plan to the U.S. Dept. of Ed. “We have submitted to the government what we believe is important to satisfy them, but we have not gone beyond that purpose,” Chris Neale, assistant commissioner for quality...

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MO Submits ESSA Plan to Governor

August 16, 2017

Missouri Department of Education submits final draft plan to governor for review.

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MO Board of Ed Approves Final Draft ESSA Plan

August 15, 2017

The Missouri Board of Education has unanimously approved the final draft of the state’s ESSA plan. The plan has been sent to Gov. Greitens for his signature.

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MO Dept. of Ed Opens Public Comment Period

June 14, 2017

The Missouri Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education has opened the public comment and review period on the state’s draft ESSA plan. Stakeholders will have until July 15 to submit feedback. Dr. Chris Neale, assistant commissioner in the Office of Quality Schools stated, “Our goals...

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MO School Board Members Travel to D.C. to Discuss Education Issues

July 14, 2016

A dozen Missouri school board members traveled to Washington, D.C., last week to discuss education issues affecting the state including ESSA. Jefferson City Public Schools Board Member Steve said the ability to develop their own state plans will utilize local knowledge, noting, “we can base...

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Releases State ESSA Primers

May 16, 2016

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s primers include individual state by state accountability system fact sheets, which detail each state’s current accountability system, what could change under ESSA, and what to be asking state leaders. See details about your state here.

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