Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
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The Department of Elementary in Jefferson City
State education agency overview
Jurisdiction Missouri
Headquarters205 Jefferson Street , Jefferson City
State education agency executives
Parent department Missouri State Board of Education
Child State education agency
Website dese.mo.gov


The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education or DESE, autonomous of the governor and the Missouri State Legislature, administers primary and secondary public education in the state of Missouri. [1] Local municipalities and their respective school districts operate individual public schools but the Department audits performance of public schools. The Department also makes recommendations to state leaders concerning education spending and policies. The department is headquartered in the Jefferson State Office Building in downtown Jefferson City, Missouri. [2]

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Top 10 by 20

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has launched Top 10 by 20, a major improvement effort that aims for student achievement in Missouri to rank among the top 10 states by 2020. [3]

Goals include:

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References

  1. http://www.sos.mo.gov/CMSImages/Publications/MissouriConstitution_05.13.2015.pdf Constitution of the State of Missouri
  2. "How to Contact Us Archived 2009-01-06 at the Wayback Machine ." Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Retrieved on July 16, 2009.
  3. Top 10 by 20