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Jaron Chung, 12, attends an online science class as part of remote learning at Kairos Academies in St. Louis.
Jaron Chung, 12, attends an online science class as part of remote learning at Kairos Academies in St. Louis.
Whitney Curtis for Education Week
Classroom Technology 6 Lessons Learned About Better Teaching During the Pandemic
Educators who work in personalized learning schools are adjusting instruction for remote, hybrid, and in-person learning.
Madeline Will, November 4, 2020
9 min read
States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Missouri
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 21, 2020
5 min read
Ashley Palmer, a kindergarten teacher in Matthews, Mo., works with students on letter names using flashcards.
Ashley Palmer, a kindergarten teacher in Matthews, Mo., works with students on letter names using flashcards.
Houston Cofield for Education Week
Reading & Literacy More Than Phonics: How to Boost Comprehension for Early Readers
Learning how to decode words is essential to becoming a reader. But building a strong vocabulary and knowledge-base is crucial as well.
Sarah Schwartz, December 3, 2019
10 min read
School leaders paddle across a Missouri lake as part of an outdoor leadership experience that had them navigating the deep woods and put their collaboration, decisionmaking, and other skills to the test.
School leaders paddle across a Missouri lake as part of an outdoor leadership experience that had them navigating the deep woods and put their collaboration, decisionmaking, and other skills to the test.
Whitney Curtis for Education Week
School & District Management What Principals Learn From Roughing It in the Woods
In three days of rock climbing, orienteering, and other challenging outdoor experiences, principals get to examine their own—and others’—strengths and weaknesses as leaders.
Denisa R. Superville, October 29, 2019
9 min read
Equity & Diversity Call for Racial Equity Training Leads to Threats to Superintendent, Resistance from Community
Controversy over an intiative aimed a reducing inequities in Lee's Summit, Mo., schools led the police department to provide security protection for the district's first African-American superintendent. Now the school board has reversed course.
Sasha Jones, June 20, 2019
5 min read
IT Management Q&A: How to Bolster Cybersecurity in Your Schools
Melissa Tebbenkamp, the director of instructional technology for the Raytown Quality Schools near Kansas City, says her district's biggest cybersecurity risk is "ourselves." She outlines what it takes to teach educators how to help protect schools and districts against cyberattacks.
Sean Cavanagh, April 30, 2019
6 min read
Data Kansas City Data-Sharing Effort Showcases Ballmer Group's Strategy
A $59 million investment in software developer Social Solutions aims to ease the flow of data among schools and social service providers.
Benjamin Herold, March 4, 2019
7 min read
States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Missouri
This Quality Counts 2019 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 16, 2019
5 min read
Conon Gillis, a high school government teacher, is running for Missouri’s state legislature as a Green Party candidate. He was inspired to run to show his students that voting matters.
Conon Gillis, a high school government teacher, is running for Missouri’s state legislature as a Green Party candidate. He was inspired to run to show his students that voting matters.
Image via Conon Gillis' campaign
Federal To Show That Elections Matter, This Teacher Is Running for Office
In a civics lesson come to life, this Missouri high school government teacher is running for state legislature.
Madeline Will, October 3, 2018
4 min read
States Missouri's State Board Hasn't Met Since January. With Governor Gone, What Now?
Gov. Erik Greitens has resigned and the board doesn't have enough governor-appointed members to form a quorum. Important tasks have been piling up.
Daarel Burnette II, June 1, 2018
1 min read
Student Well-Being Opinion Why Students Check Out (and How We Can Check Them Back In)
Our students hold the answers: We must take time to listen.
May 3, 2018
5 min read
Special Education Missouri Tackles Challenge of Dyslexia Screening, Services
New state mandates start next school year aimed at identifying and supporting students with dyslexia. The 2016 law also led to development of training for teachers.
Rachel Wegner, February 26, 2018
5 min read
School & District Management Missouri Earns a C on State Report Card, Ranks 34th in Nation
This Quality Counts 2018 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 17, 2018
3 min read
School & District Management Missouri Chief's Ouster Sparks Political, Legal Aftershocks
The state's Republican governor is in a pitched battle with the state's educators over the process he used to fire Missouri's commissioner of education.
Daarel Burnette II, December 12, 2017
3 min read