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New York charter looking to take over a failing KC public school
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Dec 5, 8:12 AM: A college preparatory public charter school may be on its way from New York City’s Harlem neighborhood to take over a struggling school in Kansas City, and a state charter schools agency has rolled out the welcome mat.
UP TO SPEED: Rural School Districts Turn to Technology to Enhance Learning
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Nov 21, 7:20 AM: Crocker High School, located in the heart of the Show-Me State is a prime example of how this funding can transform the rural education system. Cell phone service is spotty outside the school that educated around 600 students, >
Kansas City’s first all-girl public school finds a home
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Nov 9, 8:35 AM: Kansas City’s newest charter school, the first all-girls public school planned for the city, has found a location.
County library’s innovative partnership with Career Online High School graduates first high school class
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Nov 1, 5:24 AM: Sorth was inspired to find a way for the library to help adults graduate from high school when she learned there are 90,000 adults over the age of 25 in the St. Louis region without high school diplomas.
St. Louis school board election comes months ahead of return to power
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Oct 30, 6:36 AM: Elections for the St. Louis Board of Education have been largely meaningless over the last decade. A special administrative board has run St. Louis Public Schools since 2007, leaving the seven-member elected board with almost no >
Overcrowded schools have Webster Groves looking for a way to make room
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Oct 26, 5:09 AM: Enrollment increased so much this summer at Edgar Road Elementary in Webster Groves, the school had to add a second temporary classroom behind the school to accommodate all the new students. A third will probably have to be added >
New Dutchtown charter school wins state approval
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Oct 25, 7:45 AM: A new charter public school proposed for St. Louis’ Dutchtown neighborhood cleared its final regulatory hurdle Tuesday when the Missouri Board of Education approved its application.
‘Pioneer’ exits as Missouri charter school sponsor
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Oct 10, 6:20 AM: The University of Missouri-Kansas City will no longer sponsor its eight Kansas City charter schools in May. Charter Public School Commission Executive Director Robbyn Wahby tells Missourinet the university wants to focus on research >
Finding a suitable schoolhouse in St. Louis can be 'the real snag for charter schools'
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Oct 9, 6:31 AM: Charter schools are public and receive government funds to operate independently from traditional school districts. But in Missouri, they receive no startup funding or access to available school buildings.
Dual-credit enrollment continues to grow at Missouri Southern, local high schools
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Sep 28, 6:58 AM: By the time she graduates next spring, Carthage High School senior Lexi Black could have nearly a semester’s worth of college credit under her belt.
After 18 years of away games, Life For Life Academy gets a gym of its own
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Sep 27, 6:24 AM: Lift for Life, with grades six through 12, is St. Louis’ oldest charter school. Opened in 2000 in an old bank in the Kosciusko neighborhood, the school finally has a home court following a $1.1 million fundraising effort.
Not a ‘charter versus district’ issue: A discussion with several leaders of local charter schools
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Sep 19, 6:02 AM: For students in underserved school districts, charter schools can prove to be an important educational option. Some charter schools fail, but others thrive.
Kirksville R-III considers virtual education
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Sep 11, 5:52 AM: The Kirksville R-III School District is considering branching out into virtual education through a partnership with a private company. Some school officials believe the idea will help attract more students and money from outside the >
Kansas City's DeLaSalle Wants To Be The School Kids Choose, Not Their Last Resort
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Sep 6, 4:57 AM: One way DeLaSalle is trying to get more students to the finish line is through a new, online program known as Missouri Option that lets students work at their own pace to complete coursework. It’s specifically designed for students >
Letter: Charter schools not doing their part for homeless students
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Aug 30, 6:15 AM: The editorial “Education malpractice” (Aug. 26) passionately pleads the case for better educational opportunities for our growing number of homeless children. Riverview Gardens was specifically called out for insensitive treatment >
MAC and FHS partner on apprenticeship program
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Aug 27, 6:47 AM: Many high school students today are looking for a technical career pathway that does not require a college degree. A new partnership between Mineral Area College and Farmington High School gives Career and Technical >
What counts as a magnet school? SPS tries to better define 'choice' programs
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Aug 27, 4:48 AM: Over the past two decades, Springfield Public Schools has experienced a proliferation of special programs. The size, scope and mission of the programs vary widely. They range from the Health Sciences Academy for eighth-graders at >
Virtual education options continue to expand for MO residents
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Aug 24, 6:28 AM: But for high school students who prefer an alternative, the rules are changing. Senate Bill 603 allows any student who has been enrolled in a public school for at least a semester to sign up for online classes with the school >
Missouri department updating accountability measures on charter school sponsors
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Aug 14, 6:43 AM: The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is revising standards by which charter school sponsors are judged. During a recent Missouri Board of Education meeting, Chris Neale with the department says operating on >
Missouri’s Labor Victory Won’t Reverse the Decline of Unions
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Aug 9, 7:49 AM: On Tuesday night, as it became clear that voters in Missouri had—by a two-to-one margin—defeated a state law meant to reduce unions’ power, the president of the AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka, declared, “The defeat of this poisonous >

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