April 30, 2015
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.