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Posted April 18, 2014

2014 Outstanding Citzienship Award

Fifteen public high school students were honored by the State Board of Education and the Missouri Bar Association as recipients of the 2014 Outstanding Achievement in Citizenship Award. The students were recognized at an awards luncheon on April 14th.

Navigating the Department's New Website

The Department is launching a new website at the end of April. Join us in this webinar for a tour of the site. Learn how to navigate and find the information that is important to you, your family and your school district.

STEM the Gap Teacher Challenge

The Center for Science of Teaching and Learning (CSTL) and Dow have come together to support STEM education in our schools by creating the “Stem the Gap Teacher Challenge”. STEM education is absolutely vital for our children and our future. Teachers of all fields are invited to submit their ideas for increasing STEM education in the classroom. The top 25 entries will earn a $1,000 grant to be used in the classroom! The deadline for all submissions is May 16.

Missouri Learning Standards Newsletter
The Department recently started an e-newsletter regarding the Missouri Learning Standards. The newsletter provides updated information on the standards including videos, blog posts and other related news. Please visit to subscribe.

ConnectED Learning to Host Training
ConnectEd Learning will host a free professional learning session for those interested in K-12 education on June 18th at Mehlville High School in St. Louis. The event will feature a day of conversation, reflection and inspiration related to improving education and communication within schools. The event is free and is open to school administrators, board members, teachers, parents and community members.

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