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Jefferson City News Tribune
JCPS test scores fall below state averagebelow the state average, while the Blair Oaks School District fared better. St
JCPS test scores fall below state average
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted yesterday
below the state average, while the Blair Oaks School District fared better. Statewide 2016 results were released by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in early September, noting the Missouri Assessment Programs (MAP) for math... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Charter schools to be awarded nearly $16 MillonSchools nearly $16-million dollars in federal funding to build new schools. Th
Charter schools to be awarded nearly $16 Millon
WWLP Springfield / Posted yesterday
Schools nearly $16-million dollars in federal funding to build new schools. The U.S department announced on Thursday, the department of elementary and secondary education will receive the funding over 3-years. The federal funds are in support of... Read more
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Boston Globe
Lawmakers okay up to $60 million in new spendingthe Committee for Public Counsel Services, $1.47 million for the Department of
Lawmakers okay up to $60 million in new spending
Boston Globe / Posted yesterday
the Committee for Public Counsel Services, $1.47 million for the Department of Children and Families, $8.7 million for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, just over $2 million for the state treasurer’s office, and a new $1.24... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
“MCAS 2.0” will be taken on computer, may move to 11th gradeBOSTON (WWLP) – The state is considering changes to high school standardized te
“MCAS 2.0” will be taken on computer, may move to 11th grade
WWLP Springfield / Posted yesterday
BOSTON (WWLP) – The state is considering changes to high school standardized tests. The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is in the process of developing a new standardized test for high school students, dubbed “MCAS 2.0”... Read more
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Providence Business News
Three R.I. schools named Blue Ribbon SchoolsRibbon Schools, the highest honor given by the U.S. Department of Education, ac
Three R.I. schools named Blue Ribbon Schools
Providence Business News / Posted yesterday
Ribbon Schools, the highest honor given by the U.S. Department of Education, according to an announcement from the R.I. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Thursday. Barrington High School and South Kingstown’s Peace Dale... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Expanded Lowell charter school meets state rules, but lags in special-ed, ELL studentsof Lowell has fulfilled conditions that the state had placed on it to address i
Expanded Lowell charter school meets state rules, but lags in special-ed, ELL students
Lowell Sun / Posted 2 days ago
of Lowell has fulfilled conditions that the state had placed on it to address issues of governance and enrollment. But the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education still highlights that the school's number of English Language Learners,... Read more
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The Cass County Democrat Missourian
Texas Roadhouse opens in BeltonSaturdays and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays. Missouri Schools Receive Grant to Ex
Texas Roadhouse opens in Belton
The Cass County Democrat Missourian / Posted 2 days ago
Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays. Missouri Schools Receive Grant to Expand School Breakfast Programs The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education received a grant totaling more than $190,000 to help fund the expansion of... Read more
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The Herald News
Fall River superintendent finalist told in May his contract wasn't being renewed at previous jobof the 2015-2016 school year. The May 31 vote came during the same month Scott
Fall River superintendent finalist told in May his contract wasn't being renewed at previous job
The Herald News / Posted 2 days ago
of the 2015-2016 school year. The May 31 vote came during the same month Scott's licensure breach came to light. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education gave Scott an updated license on May 5, but he had worked the majority of... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
Williamstown, Lanesborough schools retain Level 1 statusthese ratings are a reflection of that effort," said Superintendent Douglas Dia
Williamstown, Lanesborough schools retain Level 1 status
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 2 days ago
these ratings are a reflection of that effort," said Superintendent Douglas Dias in a statement. Schools are rated by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education on a Level of 1 to 5, with 1 being the highest performing. Williamstown... Read more
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Boston Herald
Cashman: Marty Walsh is right to rip state for BLS downgradeinformed that opting out of the PARCC Assessment Exam would hurt their’s school
Cashman: Marty Walsh is right to rip state for BLS downgrade
Boston Herald / Posted 3 days ago
informed that opting out of the PARCC Assessment Exam would hurt their’s school reputation and ranking. The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has this statement on its website regarding opting out of the exam:... Read more
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Boston Herald
Parents call system ‘bogus’ after Dorchester status changeof a school’s population to participate in state testing, or else the school ca
Parents call system ‘bogus’ after Dorchester status change
Boston Herald / Posted 4 days ago
of a school’s population to participate in state testing, or else the school cannot be designated Level 1, according to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The state’s top schools are designated 1 to 5, with 1 being the best.... Read more
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OJornal News
More schools make the grade in state ratingsof Massachusetts public schools are in the top tier of the state’s five-level r
More schools make the grade in state ratings
OJornal News / Posted 4 days ago
of Massachusetts public schools are in the top tier of the state’s five-level rating system for 2016, the most since the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education debuted the system in 2012. This year, 517 schools achieved the best... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Lowell fares mostly well on PARCCcontinued to take MCAS as a graduation requirement. Districts like Lowell recei
Lowell fares mostly well on PARCC
Lowell Sun / Posted 4 days ago
continued to take MCAS as a graduation requirement. Districts like Lowell received MCAS conversion scores to inform them of how they fared compared to previous years' MCAS results. Source: State Department of Elementary and Secondar... Read more
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Boston Herald
State lowers ranks of two exam schoolsthe people of Boston should not be happy about this, and if they want to gear t
State lowers ranks of two exam schools
Boston Herald / Posted 4 days ago
the people of Boston should not be happy about this, and if they want to gear their anger or frustration, go to DESE (the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education),” Walsh told Boston Herald Radio yesterday, saying the elite exam school... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Springfield Public Schools performing at highest academic levelmade the list of best schools in the district. Students are performing better
Springfield Public Schools performing at highest academic level
WWLP Springfield / Posted 4 days ago
made the list of best schools in the district. Students are performing better in Springfield public schools. The state department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced Monday that nine Springfield schools have achieved a Level 1... Read more
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The Herald News
Fonseca school receives Level 4 designation from stateof Massachusetts public schools are in the top tier of the state’s five-level r
Fonseca school receives Level 4 designation from state
The Herald News / Posted 4 days ago
of Massachusetts public schools are in the top tier of the state’s five-level rating system for 2016, the most since the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education debuted the system in 2012. This year, 517 schools achieved the best... Read more
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Boston Herald
State ed officials: 40 missing white students cost Boston Latin its Level 1 statusthis, the people of Boston should not be happy about this, and if they want to
State ed officials: 40 missing white students cost Boston Latin its Level 1 status
Boston Herald / Posted 4 days ago
this, the people of Boston should not be happy about this, and if they want to gear their anger or frustration, go to (the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education)," Walsh told Boston Herald Radio this morning, saying the elite exam school... Read more
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Boston Herald
Mayor: State 'completely wrong' to downgrade Boston Latin [+video]it comes to education it's a higher power versus the city of Boston," Walsh sai
Mayor: State 'completely wrong' to downgrade Boston Latin [+video]
Boston Herald / Posted 5 days ago
it comes to education it's a higher power versus the city of Boston," Walsh said on Boston Herald Radio, charging the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education doesn't work with the city on improving schools. "I'm not going to stand for... Read more
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Boston Herald
Mayor: Boston Latin loses Level 1 status due to PARCC opt-outs [+video]department. "The schools are being penalized because parents opted out," the m
Mayor: Boston Latin loses Level 1 status due to PARCC opt-outs [+video]
Boston Herald / Posted 5 days ago
department. "The schools are being penalized because parents opted out," the mayor said, noting a letter from the state's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education explicitly directed schools not to penalize students if they opt not to take... Read more
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Boston Globe
Substitute teachers? School districts call the shotssubstitute teachers are suitable people to be working with children. Jacquelin
Substitute teachers? School districts call the shots
Boston Globe / Posted 6 days ago
substitute teachers are suitable people to be working with children. Jacqueline Reis, a spokeswoman for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, said state law requires substitutes, as with other educators, to have both... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Injuries reported after two-car crash in Iron Co., MO, section of HWY 49 blockedbreakfast programs receive grant to expand A grant totaling more than $190,000
Injuries reported after two-car crash in Iron Co., MO, section of HWY 49 blocked
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 6 days ago
breakfast programs receive grant to expand A grant totaling more than $190,000 was received Thursday by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to help fund the expansion of school breakfast programs throughout the... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
More than 300 participate in annual 'Believing Beyond' race in Jackson, MObreakfast programs receive grant to expand A grant totaling more than $190,000
More than 300 participate in annual 'Believing Beyond' race in Jackson, MO
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 6 days ago
breakfast programs receive grant to expand A grant totaling more than $190,000 was received Thursday by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to help fund the expansion of school breakfast programs throughout the... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Swimmers try to cross Ohio River to Kentucky, then backbreakfast programs receive grant to expand A grant totaling more than $190,000
Swimmers try to cross Ohio River to Kentucky, then back
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 7 days ago
breakfast programs receive grant to expand A grant totaling more than $190,000 was received Thursday by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to help fund the expansion of school breakfast programs throughout the... Read more
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KOMU Columbia
Grant to enhance Missouri schools breakfast programsCOLUMBIA- Breakfast is bringing the money. The Missouri Department of Elementar
Grant to enhance Missouri schools breakfast programs
KOMU Columbia / Posted 7 days ago
COLUMBIA- Breakfast is bringing the money. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education received a grant of about $190,000 to help expand the funding of breakfast programs across the state. The grant was given to department by the... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
Charter school debate prompts Lenox to clarify rules on political activityin the state; there are currently 78 active charters, including BART in Adams.
Charter school debate prompts Lenox to clarify rules on political activity
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 7 days ago
in the state; there are currently 78 active charters, including BART in Adams. • A "Yes" vote grants the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education the authority to lift the cap, allowing up to 12 new charter schools or... Read more
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Kansas City InfoZine
Missouri Schools Receive Grant to Expand School Breakfast Programssuch as Breakfast After the Bell or to add new school menu offerings. Jefferso
Missouri Schools Receive Grant to Expand School Breakfast Programs
Kansas City InfoZine / Posted 8 days ago
such as Breakfast After the Bell or to add new school menu offerings. Jefferson City, MO - infoZine - The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education received a grant totaling more than $190,000 on Thursday to help fund the... Read more
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The Brockton Enterprise
State shoots down new Brockton charter schoola Commonwealth Charter School” was excluded from a list of four proposed charte
State shoots down new Brockton charter school
The Brockton Enterprise / Posted 8 days ago
a Commonwealth Charter School” was excluded from a list of four proposed charter schools that were invited this week by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to move onto the next stage in this year’s application process. The new... Read more
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The Brockton Enterprise
New Brockton charter school plan gets denied by the statea Commonwealth Charter School” was excluded from a list of four proposed charte
New Brockton charter school plan gets denied by the state
The Brockton Enterprise / Posted 8 days ago
a Commonwealth Charter School” was excluded from a list of four proposed charter schools that were invited this week by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to move onto the next stage in this year’s application process. The new... Read more
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Lowell Sun
New statewide history test in worksrequirement is in the works. Though the Pioneer Institute has called for a retu
New statewide history test in works
Lowell Sun / Posted 9 days ago
requirement is in the works. Though the Pioneer Institute has called for a return of the history MCAS requirement, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has been renewing the state's history and social-science frameworks to... Read more
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The Brockton Enterprise
Booed in Brockton -- state education head hammered on charter schoolsof one that he recommended to open in the city this year. One of the problems
Booed in Brockton -- state education head hammered on charter schools
The Brockton Enterprise / Posted 10 days ago
of one that he recommended to open in the city this year. One of the problems with the new Brockton charter school that Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester avoided mentioning is that the school did not... Read more
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The Patriot Ledger
State education chief gets booed in Brockton over charter schoolof one that he recommended to open in the city this year. One of the problems
State education chief gets booed in Brockton over charter school
The Patriot Ledger / Posted 10 days ago
of one that he recommended to open in the city this year. One of the problems with the new Brockton charter school that Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester avoided mentioning is that the school did not... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
3 groups want to open new charter schools in Massachusettsfor a new charter for the 2017 Five groups applied to either open or expand ch
3 groups want to open new charter schools in Massachusetts
WWLP Springfield / Posted 10 days ago
for a new charter for the 2017 Five groups applied to either open or expand charter schools in Massachusetts in July. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced on Tuesday that three groups will now move forward in that... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Four charter applicants could serve more than 1,800 studentsScience II, which would serve up to 560 students in grades 6 through 12 in Holy
Four charter applicants could serve more than 1,800 students
WWLP Springfield / Posted 10 days ago
Science II, which would serve up to 560 students in grades 6 through 12 in Holyoke, Westfield and Agawam, according to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Final applications are due back to the department by Nov. 1. The... Read more
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The Brockton Enterprise
State education chief gets booed in Brockton over charter schoolof one that he recommended to open in the city this year. One of the problems
State education chief gets booed in Brockton over charter school
The Brockton Enterprise / Posted 10 days ago
of one that he recommended to open in the city this year. One of the problems with the new Brockton charter school that Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester avoided mentioning is that the school did not... Read more
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KOMU Columbia
Missouri receives grant for low-income students for advanced placement testingof all states for the number of students that take AP exams. Sarah Potter, the
Missouri receives grant for low-income students for advanced placement testing
KOMU Columbia / Posted 10 days ago
of all states for the number of students that take AP exams. Sarah Potter, the communications coordinator for the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, said that, along with having low-income students not being able to afford... Read more
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Providence Business News
R.I. receives $60K from U.S. Education Department for low-income AP test takersPROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education received
R.I. receives $60K from U.S. Education Department for low-income AP test takers
Providence Business News / Posted 10 days ago
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education received $60,442 of the $28.4 million in Advanced Placement Test Fee grants awarded to 41 states and Washington, D.C., by the U.S. Department of Education for Advanced Placement... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Schools can apply for new breakfast grantsfor local school districts can be submitted through Sept. 30 at dss.mo.gov. Th
Schools can apply for new breakfast grants
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
for local school districts can be submitted through Sept. 30 at dss.mo.gov. The Missouri Breakfast Challenge is a collaboration between the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Feeding Missouri and the Midwest Dairy C... Read more
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NZCity
Parata to study US education systemHekia Parata wants to know more about it. She's on her way to the United State
Parata to study US education system
NZCity / Posted 11 days ago
Hekia Parata wants to know more about it. She's on her way to the United States to take a close look. "The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education manages one million pupils in 2000 public schools, and just two per cent of... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Minister Parata to visit the US and Israelleading academics.Ms Parata will meet with a number of education experts in Mas
Minister Parata to visit the US and Israel
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 12 days ago
leading academics.Ms Parata will meet with a number of education experts in Massachusetts and New York.“The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education manages one million pupils in 2000 public schools, and yet just two per cent... Read more
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Boston Globe
Former Item building for sale again in Lynnin establishing the school in the building, but cannot enter into any official
Former Item building for sale again in Lynn
Boston Globe / Posted 13 days ago
in establishing the school in the building, but cannot enter into any official agreement until February, when the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education decides whether to approve the charter school opening. Optimal use for the... Read more
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International Business Times
Kansas City public school system sued for handcuffing 7-oldnecessity by Defendant Brandon Craddock," according to legal documents. The AC
Kansas City public school system sued for handcuffing 7-old
International Business Times / Posted 14 days ago
necessity by Defendant Brandon Craddock," according to legal documents. The ACLU alleges the incident was in breach of Department of Elementary and Secondary Education policy and that Primm had subsequently been home-schooled because of the... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
Lee parents aim to help special needs children gain diplomas100 percent doing this as a mom," said Koperek, who has a son with Down syndrom
Lee parents aim to help special needs children gain diplomas
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 14 days ago
100 percent doing this as a mom," said Koperek, who has a son with Down syndrome. The petition calls for the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the state Legislature's Joint Committee on Education — the legislative... Read more
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The Brockton Enterprise
State education commissioner coming into lion's den in Brocktonfunding, and growing frustration over the problem-plagued launch of a new contr
State education commissioner coming into lion's den in Brockton
The Brockton Enterprise / Posted 15 days ago
funding, and growing frustration over the problem-plagued launch of a new controversial charter school, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester is coming to speak at a public forum in the... Read more
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Boston Globe
How good is your child’s school district? These numbers are a place to startEver wondered how your local school district compares with others around Massac
How good is your child’s school district? These numbers are a place to start
Boston Globe / Posted 17 days ago
Ever wondered how your local school district compares with others around Massachusetts? The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education maintains data on a host of measures on schools across the state. The statistics show, for example, that... Read more
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KFJX Pittsburg
Senate Leader Richard Appoints Neosho Nurse to the Legislative Task Force on Dyslexiatask force is a result of Senate Bill 638 passed by the Legislature this sessio
Senate Leader Richard Appoints Neosho Nurse to the Legislative Task Force on Dyslexia
KFJX Pittsburg / Posted 17 days ago
task force is a result of Senate Bill 638 passed by the Legislature this session. Together they will advise the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education on guidelines for appropriate screenings of students for dyslexia as well as... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Sides in charter debate offer conflicting views on fundingyear, while the state is projected to send $85.4 million in reimbursements to d
Sides in charter debate offer conflicting views on funding
WWLP Springfield / Posted 21 days ago
year, while the state is projected to send $85.4 million in reimbursements to districts, according to data from the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. THE CLAIMS By subtracting the state reimbursements from the projected... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Education officials seeking more funds for student assessment effortstests (MCAS and PARCC) in spring 2016," Chester wrote in his memo. The fiscal 2
Education officials seeking more funds for student assessment efforts
Lowell Sun / Posted 21 days ago
tests (MCAS and PARCC) in spring 2016," Chester wrote in his memo. The fiscal 2017 budget allocates $5.2 billion for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, of which $25.7 million is dedicated to student and school assessment. The... Read more
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OJornal News
Language Learning Bill still in play, backers differ over its oddsbill. Though House and Senate versions share certain components, Sanchez’s bil
Language Learning Bill still in play, backers differ over its odds
OJornal News / Posted 22 days ago
bill. Though House and Senate versions share certain components, Sanchez’s bill does not include a section which tasks the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to develop a “State Seal of Biliteracy.” The seal, according to the Senate... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Lessons learned at educational meetingFulton Thursday evening to discuss the state of public education. Nancy Bowles
Lessons learned at educational meeting
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 22 days ago
Fulton Thursday evening to discuss the state of public education. Nancy Bowles, communications specialist at the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, said the regional meeting was a way for department officials to gather... Read more
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KOMU Columbia
New MAP testing scores still don't show consistent resultslanguage learners or are low income students. The scores are from students acr
New MAP testing scores still don't show consistent results
KOMU Columbia / Posted 22 days ago
language learners or are low income students. The scores are from students across Missouri from third through eighth grades. KOMU 8 News reached out to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, but officials there would not... Read more
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