State Ed Commissioner On back-to-School time

(Missouri Net) Some students continue to miss school at higher levels in Missouri and nationwide.

This shift became evident during the pandemic and it has not stopped.

State Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven encourages parents to talk about the value of school to their children.

Vandeven says the mental health of students is still a focus for Missouri schools but she says many schools are focused this year on instructional opportunities and how students are learning.