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Just Right Reader – Missouri Summer Reading Pilot!

We're making it easier than ever to keep kids reading over the summer with a special Missouri Reading Pilot Program, available to any district new to Just Right Reader!  Our pilot program provides MO districts between 10 to 100 of our Summer Skill...

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SMCAA Central Region Group Meeting Minutes

SMCAA encourages each region to meet monthly with their other regional members. The Central Region group is SMCAA's largest networking group in Missouri. If you are interested in getting a networking group together in your region, please do not hesiate to contact...

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Important Update: A+ Scholarship College Readiness Options

IMPORTANT UPDATE, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: Over the past several years, the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development (MDHEWD) has heard from school counselors, parents, and students about the barriers students encounter with achieving...

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Science of Reading LETRS teachers! Lindenwood University

We have good news for Science of Reading LETRS teachers! Lindenwood University will accept a transfer of up to 3 graduate credits from LETRS to MA in Education. Dear All, We have good news for Science of Reading LETRS teachers! Lindenwood University will accept a...

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DESE Trainings On The New Data Tool

Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the trainings taking place on the new data tool DESE is creating to take the place of the Missouri Comprehensive Data dashboard. Training dates can be accessed on DESE’s School Improvement Page. This new tool is more robust and has...

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Missouri EOCs Moving to DRC Platform

Missouri EOCs will be moving to the DRC platform. During January, DRC offered training across the date for area DTCs. For those of you who were unable to attend one of these meetings, or was not sure about something you heard, here are some training notes from SMCAA...

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2023 Annual Performance Report (APR) Memo

On November 27th, DESE released administrative memo OQS-23-012 focusing on important dates related to the 2023 Annual Performance Report. The 2023 MSIP 6 APR is based on data from the 2022-23 school year. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education...

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Missouri High School Mock Trial Competition

Missouri High School Mock Trial Competition The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) announced registration opened for the 44th Missouri High School Mock Trial Competition. Structured like actual courtroom trials, this competition immerses students in the...

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NEW! SMCAA MONTHLY MEET-UPS!

Beginning December 2023, SMCAA will offer one-hour Monthly Meet-Ups.  These meet-ups will be casual in nature and allow YOU the chance to ask questions you have related to all things related to curriculum, instruction, and assessment.  The open-forum format...

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Graduate Credit at Lindenwood Just Got Easier

Great news! Lindenwood University has simplified the graduate credit application for teachers and counselors in hopes of making the registration process faster and smoother. To assist you in the process, and to help answer any questions you may have, Lindenwood has...

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Student Contest: Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights Day Student Contest is LIVE! The United States Courts within the Seventh and Eighth Circuits are hosting the Fourth Annual Bill of Rights Day Contest. Students in Grades 5-12 are encouraged to submit art and essays on the importance of the Bill of...

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Nominate a “Tools for Teachers” Candidate

Tools for Teachers in partnership with Weber Chevrolet are acknowledging amazing teachers in the St. Louis Metro Area. For additional information, including the nomination link, please visit THIS WEBSITE BY CLICKING HERE.

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Advanced Canvas Training

June 8-9, 2023 @ Columbia, MO Instructional Design and Interactivity in Canvas Join us for this invite only, two day class with a trainer from Instructure / Canvas. This class is intended for current Canvas users who want to learn about instructional design and how to...

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DESE 1-Day Trainings in Science

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education offers a free one-day professional development designed to assist in systematically integrating reading and writing in science. The PD will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with an hour for lunch.  Currently, we...

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May 15th SRSN Newsletter

The May 15th edition of the SRSN Newsletter recently went out to Superintendents. Want to know more about the Success-Ready Students Network? Then you definitely want to check out the newsletter. 

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May SRSN Network Newsletter

The May SRSN Network Newsletter is full of lots of good information related to the work of the SRSN. Included in the newsletter. Please take a few moments to review the newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest workings of this network. 

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