160.810.  Powers and duties. — The corporation, after being certified by the governor as provided by section 160.800, may:

Terms Used In Missouri Laws 160.810

  • State: when applied to any of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020

 (1)  Study the potential for a state-coordinated economic and educational policy that addresses all levels of education;

 (2)  Determine where obstacles make state support of programs that cross institutional or jurisdictional boundaries difficult and suggest remedies;

 (3)  Create programs that:

 (a)  Intervene at known critical transition points, such as middle school to high school and the freshman year of college, to help ensure student success at the next level;

 (b)  Foster higher education faculty spending time in elementary and secondary classrooms and private workplaces, and elementary and secondary faculty spending time in general education-level higher education courses and private workplaces, with particular emphasis on secondary school faculty working with general education higher education faculty;

 (c)  Allow education stakeholders to collaborate with members of business and industry to foster policy alignment, professional interaction, and information systems across sectors;

 (d)  Regularly provide feedback to schools, colleges, and employers concerning the number of students requiring postsecondary remediation, whether in educational institutions or the workplace;

 (4)  Explore ways to better align academic content, particularly between secondary school and first-year courses at public colleges and universities, which may include alignment between:

 (a)  Elementary and secondary assessments and public college and university admission and placement standards; and

 (b)  Articulation agreements for programs across sectors and educational levels.