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2010 News Releases


December 28 Grants Help Schools Invest in Reforms
December 16 New Missouri Education Logo Unveiled
December 15 DESE Fills Two Key Leadership Vacancies
December 6 Four Missouri High School Delegates Selected in U.S. Senate Youth Program
November 19 11 St. Francois County Schools Can Remain Open While EPA Fixes Soil
November 17 St. Louis Transitional School District Extended Three Years
November 16 Teacher of the Year Finalists Honored
October 21 Marketing Students Elect DECA State Officers
October 14 Missouri Fifth-Grade Teacher Wins 2010 Milken Educator Award
October 13 Special Committee on St. Louis Public Schools Submits Advisory Report
October 8 Final Annual Performance Reports Available
September 23 32 Schools Selected to Receive Federal "SIG" Funds
September 13 More Missouri High School Students Take AP Tests
September 13 State Gives Early Look at School Performance
September 9 Two Missouri High Schools Earn National "Blue Ribbon" Honors
September 2 Consortium of States to Create Next-generation Assessment System
September 1 Missouri Teacher of the Year Announced
September 1 Kirkwood Chemistry Teacher Named Missouri Teacher of the Year
August 30 Nicastro Keynotes Education Vision Meeting
August 24 Missouri Awarded Federal Grant to Ensure Charter School Quality
August 19 Finalists Chosen for Missouri Teacher of the Year
August 18 Missouri Graduates Taking ACT Reaches All-time High
August 6 Education Department Files Motion on Turner v. Clayton
July 30 More students excel in statewide MAP tests
July 30 Pioneers in Education to be honored
July 29 Four Missouri GED Recipients Awarded Scholarships
July 27 Nicastro Addresses State Committee on Education Future
July 27 State Still Benefits from Race to the Top Effort
July 14 MoVIP Registration Opens July 15
July 12 Fourteen Missouri Tech Students Earn National Honors
July 2 Missouri Students to Compete at National FCCLA Conference
June 24 Missouri Has Joined 31-state Consortium on Student Testing
June 22 3 Missouri Schools Selected for HSTW Honors
June 18 Missouri Students to Compete at National SkillsUSA
June 15 State Board of Education Approves "Common Core Standards"
June 10 "Diplomas Count." Missouri Must Increase Graduation Rate
June 7 "High Schools That Work" Program Honors 690 Missouri Seniors
June 4 182 Schools Across Missouri Will Be Honored for Effective Implementation of "Positive Behavior Support"
June 2 New "Common Core" Academic Standards Released
June 1 7 High Schools Earn Nation's First Certification for Biomedical Programs
May 26 Rock Bridge Team Takes Second Place in National Personal Finance Challenge
May 20 28 Districts Earn "What Parents Want" Award
May 20 Russell Still Joins State Board of Education
May 20 Special Administrative Board Named to Lead Riverview Gardens School District
May 18 Public Meeting in Riverview Gardens
May 12 Outstanding Marketing Students Earn "Top 10" Honors in International Competition
April 29 Ethel Hedgeman Lyle Academy Loses its Charter
April 26 Students to be Recognized for Service-Learning Projects
April 20 15 Top Students to Receive State Citizenship Award
April 13 Department of Education Endorses Governor's Action on School Funding
April 12 Gov. Nixon Appoints New Member to State Board of Education
April 9 Regional P-20 Groups Get Boost
April 6 SLPS Advisory Committee Will Meet Next Week
April 6 Registration Begins for Summer "MoVIP" Classes
March 24 4th and 8th-graders Show Important Gains on “NAEP” Reading Tests
March 19 State FCCLA Conference
March 18 State Education Officials Honor 9 "Tech-Prep" Students of the Year
March 17 Thornburg Will Join Department to Lead Early Learning Initiative
March 12 Herndon Career Center Team Wins State Culinary Contest
March 11 DECA Conference Convenes Top Marketing Students
March 4 Missouri Is Still "Racing to the Top"--Revised Application Is in the Works
February 24 Education Commissioner Supports Tough Decisions Needed in Kansas City
February 24 Education Commissioner Signs Partnership Agreement with Lyon, France
February 23 Camdenton Middle School and Southern High School Teams Win "LifeSmarts" Honors
February 22 Students Donate More than 40,000 "Kits 4 Kids"
February 19 Ron Lankford, Webb City Superintendent, Will Join Department of Education
February 11 Public Hearings Set on State Plans for Vocational Rehabilitation and Independent Living
February 9 Tax Refund Donations Help Launch New After-school Reading Programs
February 9 Career Education Month Reminds Students: "Invest in Your Future"
February 5 “Kits 4 Kids” Project a “Smashing Success”
February 3 Gov. Nixon Joins "Kits 4 Kids" Collection Drive
January 22 State Has Protected Local Schools from Financial Crisis, Nicastro Says
January 22 Department of Education Launches Haiti Relief Project --"Kits for Kids"
January 20 State Submits Ambitious, Multifaceted Proposal for “Race to the Top”
January 19 Board Approves Process for Identifying and Supporting "Lowest-Achieving Schools"
January 15 Race to the Top Musters "Overwhelming Support" from Missouri Leaders
January 14 "Quality Counts" Report Underscores Importance of Race to the Top
January 7 4 Hearings Set on Special Education Services