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Education
7:51 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Public Comments Heard On Changes To Kansas City Schools

Melissa Eddy chided adherents to local control of Kansas City Schools.
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More than a dozen people, picked from among scores who wanted to speak,  reacted with passion to proposed changes in Kansas City Public Schools Wednesday night.

Nearly all who spoke to a two- thirds filled Paseo Academy Auditorium wanted to keep local control of schools.

Public testimony taken by Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education was first in a series around the state.

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Education
2:09 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Kansas City School District Shows Improvement, But Concerns Remain

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Kansas City public schools showed improvement in a preview of new Missouri school district ratings, but will not regain provisional accreditation at this time.

Commissioner of Education Chris Nicastro said in a Thursday evening conference call that the district had improved proficiency ratings in science and social studies to on a par with its scores in English language arts and math, but with those only at 30 percent proficiency ratings, 7 out of 10 students were not achieving "at proficiency."

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Education
12:21 am
Wed August 21, 2013

State Hires Consultant For Kansas City School District

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released the statewide averages on MAP Test scores Tuesday, but the Kansas City district was more focused on another DESE announcement.

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Education
4:14 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Outside Experts Sought In Fixing Failing Missouri Schools

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Originally published on Mon August 19, 2013 4:05 pm

The State Board of Education will vote on a plan Tuesday for an outside group to study unaccredited Missouri school districts and develop recommendations for improvement.

The move comes on the heels of some 2,600 children transferring from the unaccredited Normandy and Riverview Gardens school to neighboring districts.

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is recommending the board vote yes.

DESE Spokeswoman Sarah Potter says failing schools face systematic challenges.

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Government
4:28 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Common Core Standards Tested In Missouri

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The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is moving forward with plans to fully implement new standards for math, English and language arts. 

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