US Department of Education

Government, business and education leaders will meet this week to discuss a Missouri program that helps students complete their degrees sooner and land jobs in high-demand fields.

eMINTS program stresses technology and group learning

Sep 21, 2012
Kelsey Kupferer / KBIA

Classrooms in New Franklin, Missouri got a visit from members of the U.S. Department of Education.

Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement Jim Shelton wanted a firsthand look at the eMINTS approach to education.

lincoln university
Kristina D.C. Hoeppner

Two Missouri schools are among several historically black colleges and universities nationwide receiving grants from the U.S. Department of Education.

eMINTS prompts students to ask questions while learning

Sep 20, 2012
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Classrooms in New Franklin, Mo. got a visit from members of the U.S. Department of Education. Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement Jim Shelton, who wanted a firsthand look at the eMINTS approach to education.

eMINTS (enhancing Missouri’s Instructional Networked Teaching Strategies) is a professional development program created by the University of Missouri. The New Franklin School District implemented the eMINTS program about 10 years ago. It promotes inquiry-based learning as well as an increased focus on using technology.

Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced Thursday it is pursuing a waiver that would exempt the state from certain requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.