Welcome to the
MU Partnership for Educational Renewal (MPER)
Through the MU Partnership for Educational Renewal, Missouri schools, the MU Colleges of Education and of Arts and Science, and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education aspire to simultaneously renew Pre-K through twelfth grade education and improve teacher preparation by providing information and provoking critical thinking around standards-based education. Twenty-two Missouri school districts (representing over 167,770 students) participate in this partnership to achieve renewal by focusing on four functions: educating children and youth, preparing school professionals, providing ongoing professional development, and conducting inquiry.
MU Partnership for Educational Renewal is a member of the National Network For Educational Renewal. You can find more information about the development of this partnership by reading about MPER's history.
Our goal is to provide information and provoke critical thinking around standards-based education, and keep visitors updated on partnership activities. At the heart of the partnership is a desire for the mutual involvement of school and university educators in renewing schools as well as MU educator preparation programs.
The site is designed to assist schools involved in the MU Partnership for Educational Renewal and others in accessing information and communicating with fellow educational practitioners. We would like you to think of this site as not only a clearinghouse of resources but also a forum for exchanging ideas on improving preK-16 education.