Report of the Missouri State Board of Education Meeting (May 16, 2023)

Agenda, Minutes, and Recordings from May 16, 2023, of the Missouri State Board of Education Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Monthly State Board Report also available in Podcast form at MNEA Connects.
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Update on Developing K-12 Learning Standards for Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

The Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Missouri Learning Standards (MLS) workgroup co-chairs, Dr. Christi Bergin and Dr. Jennifer Foster, along with representatives from the SEL work group, delivered draft standards for SEL to the State Board. The 15 draft standards listed below, were drafted by a 28-person workgroup on an expedited timeline. This initial workgroup was approved by the State Board in December 2022 and they met face-to-face and virtually throughout the 2023 Spring semester to propose draft standards by May 16. The standards were well received by the State Board and the Association supports the development and effective implementation of the standards for Missouri schools, students, and educators. The workgroup requested a minimum of two additional meetings with the workgroup in June to finalize the 15 standards and to define and agree upon indicators, resources, and definitions for the standards. The finalized standards will be presented for approval to the State Board in August 2023.