More than 50 million people in the United States are "food insecure," meaning they don't know where their next meal will come from. Of those, 16.7 million are children. The makers of a new documentary, "A Place at the Table," hopes that by raising awareness of the prevalence of hunger in America, they can make a dent in those numbers.>> more
CSD 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.
Eight schools in Missouri have been invited by the U.S. Department of Education to apply for the National Blue Ribbon Schools recognition. The Program recognizes schools where students are achieving at high levels or where significant progress is being made in closing achievement gaps. >>more
Midwest Education Technology Conference, METC rated a huge success. Over 1,900 teachers, administrators and IT professionals attended the 2013 METC on February 11-13 at the St. Charles Convention Center. Archived streaming is available for continued learning.Social media connections on Twitter are still occurring through the hashtag #METC13
On November 24, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) released scores to the 2011-1 National Board candidates. In Missouri, 62 teachers achieved certification. >>more
District’s-Choice Online Learning, a program of Cooperating School Districts, 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
CSD recently held its open house which celebrated the completion of the renovation of the Craig Road Campus and the progress of its strategic plan. The evening was themed, passport to adventure. Over 100 guests, members, friends and staff attended. To view some photos and short videos of the evening, click here.
The ethos of Lake Elsinor's Virtual Learning Center set it apart from virtually all other schools in California and beyond. That is because VLC students are completely in control of their own learning, picking up and putting down tasks and taking breaks at times that works best for them....>more
Virtual Learning Experiment
Cathy Cartier, an English teacher at Affton High School, has been named the 2012-2013 Missouri Teacher of the Year. Cartier was presented with the award during an all-district meeting on Friday morning. Her husband, Rich, children and two granddaughters also attended to help with the surprise. >> more
CSD has entered into a partnership with eRate Program, LLC to provide E-Rate consulting services at no charge to all CSD members. E-Rate Program, LLC serves more than 1,000 schools and districts nationwide by helping them maximize their E-Rate Discount levels.>>more
A three week NEH Institute Thomas Jefferson: Personality, Character and Public Life hosted at Boston University from July 8 to 26, 2013. The stipend for teachers is $2,700. Speakers include R. B. Bernstein, Peter Hatch, Joanne Freeman, Jan Lewis, and Peter Onuf. The Institute will seek to deepen our understanding of one of the most important figures in American history.>>more
FREE Discovery Education streaming Class for Missouri schools who purchase DE products through CSD. 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.
Save time money and man-power when you purchase through the AEPA coop program. CSD and the MARE are partnered to provide all Missouri districts big savings across the entire spectrum of school supply needs from roofs to tracks and everything in between. . Pricing is based on a bid process that meets state requirements for school districts and their political sub-divisions.>> Download pdf
Disbursement Review, LLC provides accounts payable disbursement review services exclusively to K-12 clients throughout the Mid-South and Southeastern United States; including Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Georgia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. >>more
Ganging up on classmates online can get students suspended. But sometimes teachers are the target of cyberbullying, and in North Carolina, educators have said enough is enough. State officials have now made it a crime to "intimidate or torment" teachers online..>>more
Before stepping into her own classroom, Allison Brown wanted to be prepared for everything that becoming a teacher would throw at her. Planning and teaching a lesson. The best way to help students who are ahead, as well as those struggling. Handling a phone call from a concerned parent. Helping those with problems outside the classroom.>> more
How teachers are evaluated, held accountable and earn job-protecting tenure could be on the docket when a supermajority of Republicans takes control next month of the Missouri Legislature. House Speaker Tim Jones said increased education funding alone has not been enough to boost performance...>> more.
Education on agenda
for Missouri legislative session
6th Annual Green Schools Event FREE Workshop for School Educators, School Administrators, & the General Public. Beginning May 1, 2013, public and private schools in Missouri and southern Illinois will be challenged to devise and implement, with the help of green mentors, the most creative, effective and no or low cost sustainable practices for their schools. >>more
Foodology for schools is a two-day summit to learn from each other about ways to get healthier, fresher, more locally grown fruits and vegetables into school gardens, cafeterias, classrooms, and family kitchens. Educators, school-gardeners, -food service professionals, -groundskeepers, parents, students (high school and above) are encouraged to attend. >>more.
CSD is happy to announce that its CHARACTERplus ® program now has the Kansas City Kansas school district as its first district from Kansas. Since opening offices in Kansas City earlier this year, the CHARACTERplus KC staff has worked hard to bring the CHARACTER® Way Process TM to the Kansas City area.