Improving Unaccredited Schools in Missouri St. Louis area superintendents urge the state to move beyond providing choice options to considering broader efforts based on an intervention model of support for struggling schools and districts. This position paper includes a set of research- and evidence-based ideas and recommendations for moving forward and improving education in the state of Missouri.>>Download the PDF>
EducationPlus and Microsoft have partnered to provide Missouri School Districts an opportunity to receive a discount on Microsoft's Windows 8 Pro OS (National Academic only) with the purchase of new desktops and laptop computers. To receive the discount, download the letter of explanation (LOE) here and submit it to your retailer. This program ends February 7, 2014.
Null Elementary (St. Charles School District) is honored in Washington DC. EducationPlus is proud to highlight Null Elementary for their recognition as a Promising Practices Winner by the National Character Education Partnership.(Left to right) Kevin Stross, Connie Kirkwood, Kate Kimsey, Vicki Sherony, Dr. Jeff Marion and of course our own Diane Kline.>>more
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Students, Faculty, and Staff can now buy, for home use, the best technology-based solution for learning languages! With 30 languages available, it's never been easier to prepare for a trip or add a skill to impress future employers. >>more
EducationPlus Holds Important News Conference
On February 11, we held a press conference for members of the St. Louis media to address unaccredited school districts in the region and across the state. We shared key results from an analytic study conducted by a special task force to look at the impact of unaccredited school districts lapsing and being consolidated with other districts. It is clear with the new MSIP 5 accreditation standards going into effect fall of 2015 that the issue of unaccredited school districts is quickly becoming a statewide problem. For more information, contact Sherrie Wehner at email@example.com. To learn more, the following links are available.
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The Nine Network is inviting 500 early childhood educators who serve low-income children to The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum for the American Graduate Night at the Museum >>more
Chris Straub, school finance consultant for the Missouri Association of School Administrators, recently made this informative presentation to several area school districts. In it, he explains the elements that make up the school funding formula, including Weighted Average Daily Attendance, the State Adequacy Target, the Dollar Value Modifier and more. He also looks at what it means to fully fund the formula. To view the presentation, click here.
FREE Discovery Education streaming Class for Missouri schools who purchase DE products through EducationPlus. We offer FREE Discovery Education trainings on the second Monday of every month. Others may attend the training at our regular price. DE streaming is the perfect resource to use in creating lessons that align to the Common Core State Standards. >> more.
District’s-Choice Online Learning, a program of EducationPlus, has contracted with multiple course vendors to provide a comprehensive online curriculum to schools and districts looking to meet their students’ online learning needs. >>more
EducationPlus is excited to be partnering with Brightergy to provide a solar energy solution to our member districts. Several area schools have already installed solar panels from Brightergy on their buildings and are realizing great benefits.
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We are pleased to bring you the latest in our long-term professional development academies and our new book study programs. If you haven't received our email with all the information, click here to view a copy. There's still time to register, but classes are filling quickly.
Educator's Institute: A Conference Empowering Educators With Strategies to Eliminate Achievement Gaps & Transform Schools. Join other educators in various high energy workshops while visiting an urban college prep environment that's transforming education in its community. The pre-conference gala will feature student musical performances at the Blanche Touhill Performing Arts Center on the campus of University of Missouri-St. Louis. >>more
There's still time to register for Day-Three of the SSA beginning Friday, January 17 (half-day) Organizing Your Computer: Electronic Data Management and Friday, March 8, (half-day). Time Management: Steps to Optimizing Your Productivity. Learn more about the Support Staff Academy and how attending can help you improve your skills. >>more
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SPED workshops provide required, helpful and insightful training in a variety of areas such as: Applied Behavior Analysis, Common Core, Supporting Students with Asperpgers, Transition to College and so much more. Click here for more information on upcoming events and workshops.