Missouri State Board of Education has Approved new Standards for Teacher Preparation Programs

The Missouri State Board of Education has approved new standards for teacher preparation programs. The new policy sets out standards for preparing future teachers and the requirements students must meet to earn their educator’s certificate. New Haven Superintendant Kyle Kruse attended the meeting yesterday and says the new standards should only affect local schools by providing them with better teachers. Officials have been working on the policy and say it will allow annual reviews of performance data for the first time. Kruse says the State Board of Education also discussed replacing the praxis test educators need to pass in order to become certified and replace it with a better, more comprehensive test. The State Board of Education approved the standards on Tuesday November 27, 2012. They will take effect on March 30, 2013.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Taylor Covington with the New Haven Track and Field Team. Taylor earned All-State honors medaling in four events at the state track meet at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday and Saturday. She ran anchor on the 4X800 relay team that finished in sixth place.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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SPORTS CORNER

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The Cardinals are off today before the Dodgers come to town for the start of a three-game series tomorrow night. John Lackey will start the opener for St. Louis. He's 2-and-3 with a 3.18 ERA. Los Angeles sends Mike Bolsinger to the mound. He's 3-and-0 with a 0.71 ERA.