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Editorial: Missouri educators must proceed cautiously with virtual learning
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Jun 4, 6:54 AM: Expanding online course access for Missouri high school students in districts that don’t provide advanced classes to prepare students for college is a worthy idea. The Legislature recently passed and sent to the governor a bill >
New Kansas City charter school seeks to expand STEM opportunities for girls
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Jun 1, 5:03 AM: The Kansas City Public School System is opening a charter school designed to give girls a stronger emphasis in STEM education.
KC girls-only charter school gets approval to open in 2019
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May 31, 4:59 AM: The Missouri Charter Public School Commission on Wednesday approved the Kansas City Girls Preparatory Academy, whose curriculum will focus on science, technology, engineering, art and math.
Public schools would have to pay for private virtual schools under new Missouri plan
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May 30, 5:03 AM: Missouri public school students in kindergarten through 12th grade could take online courses for free, with their school district or charter school picking up the tab, under legislation that passed the Missouri House and Senate this >
Missouri Senate’s special session leaves state school board in continued limbo
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May 29, 6:56 AM: State education officials insist business is taking place and schools are open and running. But the to-do list for the state board is getting longer. Because the board hasn’t met, a half-dozen charter schools need their >
After Turnaround, York Elementary Outshines Newer, More Affluent Schools Academically
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May 29, 5:22 AM: In an aging school in one of Springfield's highest poverty neighborhoods, students are outperforming their peers academically. York Elementary, which used to be one of Springfield's lowest-scoring schools, mounted a successful >
Commentary: Kansas City can find a middle path between public and charter schools
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May 15, 4:50 AM: In recent Star guest commentaries, Kansas City School Board member Jennifer Wolfsie and University Academy charter school chairman Bush Helzberg made different cases for what they think is wrong with Kansas City’s >
How Kansas City’s Complex Racial History Is Still Influencing Education Choices
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May 9, 4:44 AM: It’s an important distinction in a metro bisected by a state line, in a city with dozens of charters, in a school district state lawmakers intentionally kept small.  This is a place where the quality of education often depends on >
Opinion: Charter schools deliver results to Kansas City students
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May 3, 7:01 AM: Fragmentation in the district is a result of Missouri legislators passing a charter school law 20 years ago as a means of addressing the consistently poor performance of the district over many decades. The district’s failure has >
This public charter school became the whitest in the KC district. It's trying to change
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May 2, 7:13 AM: The Academie Lafayette charter school is the whitest public school in Kansas City. Nearly 70 percent of its students are white.
Commentary: KC’s fragmented public school system is unsustainable
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Apr 27, 4:49 AM: School choice has been a reality in Kansas City for more than 20 years. As a result, we have 45 public elementary, 23 middle and 15 high schools serving 26,000 students within the boundaries of the Kansas City Public School >
Rural school districts waiting for more broadband funding
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Apr 17, 6:25 AM: Rural school districts such as Eldon and Fatima are waiting for funding for better broadband from the Missouri Connect and Learn Initiative.
Not Much Progress For Missouri Students On National Education Assessment (CER in the news)
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Apr 12, 7:28 AM: Missouri students scored about as well as Illinois students but trailed their peers in Kansas on a national math and reading assessment, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced Tuesday.
Kansas City's first all-girl charter school to open fall 2019
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Apr 12, 5:23 AM: Kansas City's educational landscape will soon feature a brand-new school and all of its students will be girls. The city's newest all-girls school is expected to open its doors by fall of 2019.
Commentary: Let's think about who grades teachers
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Mar 22, 6:10 AM:

It is important for schools to approach teacher evaluations with the same attention to detail and eye for accuracy that they bring to student assessments. If students represent the future of our society, then teachers are the >

St. Louis Public Schools transition process officially starts but there’s still no hard deadline
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Mar 15, 5:14 AM: The first joint meeting between St. Louis’ two school boards could be seen as the starting gun many in the community have wanted to hear for a decade. For others, it’s a reminder of a troubled past for the school system. But a >
Appointed board urges state safeguards to ensure St. Louis schools succeed
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Mar 14, 5:09 AM: For the past decade, the St. Louis school district has been under state control via a state-appointed board, which governs in place of the elected board and has helped bring the district out of academic and financial failure.
Teacher residency approach aims to produce educators who stay
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Mar 12, 6:53 AM: District leaders hope to solve this problem by partnering with St. Louis Teacher Residency, an organization formed last year that will recruit, then educate, train and embed new teachers within hard-to-staff public schools.
Kansas City Charter High School Planned For Girls Only
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Feb 27, 6:49 AM: Can an all-girls charter school with a college prep curriculum help young women of color in Kansas City’s poorest neighborhoods succeed? Tom Krebs thinks so, though he’s admittedly an odd champion for single-gender >
New tax law expands education savings plan to include Catholic schools tuition
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Feb 27, 5:54 AM: Effective Jan. 1, parents in Missouri may apply funds from the Missouri 529 plan toward tuition for private elementary and secondary education, including religious schools, an expansion of the savings plan.

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