Reimagining Education

Your children deserve:

The best options for high quality education

Finding the school that best fits your child’s needs is the most important part of ensuring they have a good educational future. In Missouri, your choice of school options depends largely on where you live. Check out our guide to what your options are and get tips on how to find the best school!

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transparent and accountable EDUCATION policy

Whether your child attends a traditional district school, a charter school, or a private school, having good information on the schools' quality is vital to making sure your child is prepared for the future. Strong and transparent performance data is also key to ensuring the educational system is effective and efficient.

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Freedom to go to the school that fits

When families have educational options, they will be empowered to make a school choice that meets their student’s unique needs. A student’s right to an education should include all high-quality options that will meet their needs, including district, public charter, virtual, and private school options.

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Empowering parents

Latest News

Missouri is the only state in the nation to see a growing proficiency gap

The quality of education in Missouri is headed in the wrong direction and has been for a number of years. We already know that based on Missouri’s own assessments that only two-thirds of our students are proficient in English language arts and only about half of our students are proficient in math. But a recent […]

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CEAM bringing ed reform champion Mitch Daniels to MO

Over a third of Missouri students are not proficient in reading and over half are not proficient in math. Over 85 percent of Missouri businesses do not feel that our schools are preparing students for the workforce, resulting in the loss of over $1 trillion in potential economic activity. It is clear that Missouri needs a […]

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School data: Can parents make sense of state numbers?

“I don’t know how any parent begins to make sense of this.” That was the message Missouri Board of Education President Charles W. Shields had for Department of Elementry and Secondary Education (DESE) staff after a presentation last week on proposed levels (called cut scores) for assessing student proficiency on state tests. “As a state board member […]

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