Next Meeting is on August 29, 2015
In the new issue of American Educator, Martin J. Blank and Lisa Villarreal explain how more than 150 communities across the country have established community schools to reduce chronic absences due to poor health, decrease disciplinary issues and truancy rates, increase family engagement, expand educational opportunity, and ultimately improve teaching and learning.
Our union is our members, and on this Labor Day weekend, I couldn't be prouder of the 1.6 million hardworking nurses, teachers, paraprofessionals, higher education faculty and public employees who work day in and day out to teach our kids, keep our families healthy and improve our communities, AFT President Randi Weingarten says.
The Albert Shanker Institute has released a major report on the state of teacher diversity which shows that, nationally, progress toward greater diversity is being made, but it is quite modest compared with the need for more minority teachers.
A new AFT report finds that teacher development and evaluation systems that are co-designed by teachers; based on agreed-upon teaching standards; assessed in multiple ways; and supported with ongoing training for teachers and evaluators alike are an effective strategy for teachers, administrators and students.
HCS HB 42 -- ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION (Wood)
COMMITTEE OF ORIGIN: Standing Committee on Emerging Issues in
This bill changes the laws regarding elementary and secondary
DEFINITIONS (Sections 160.011 and 167.848, RSMo)
The definition of "graduation rate" is revised to the graduation
rate determined by the annual performance report required by the
Missouri School Improvement Program.
The bill adds definitions for terms regarding student transfers.