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Missouri Senate committee’s turn to wrestle over proposed charter school expansion
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Feb 14, 7:30 AM: To expand or not to expand charter schools in Missouri? That is the question the State Senate’s General Laws committee is considering. During a hearing this week at the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City, Lisa Smith says north St. >
Why Do Most Charter High Schools In Kansas City Focus On College Prep?
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Feb 14, 6:22 AM: Career and technical education is having a moment, but not in all schools. Most charters still focus almost exclusively on college preparedness.
Missouri mother fights for special needs son’s education, charter school expansion
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Feb 6, 8:23 AM: A St. Louis mother disagrees with statements that charter schools do not educate special needs students. Carmen Ward says her 15-year-old son, Paul, who has autism and intellectual disabilities, has grown by leaps and bounds and >
Charter school expansion on the table again in Missouri
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Feb 6, 6:24 AM: Paul bounced around public and private elementary schools in St. Louis for years, but it wasn’t until he reached fifth grade that Ward found somewhere that met her son’s special educational needs: KIPP St. Louis Public Schools, part >
O’Laughlin backs bill to expand charter schools
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Feb 5, 5:57 AM: O’Laughlin advocated strongly for an expansion of charter schools into rural areas of Missouri in her legislative column this week (page 7B of today’s Daily Express). Current law in Missouri allows charter schools to be created in >
Missouri State University research shows favorable view of 4-day school weeks Missouri State University research shows favorable view of 4-day school weeks
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Jan 15, 6:52 AM: On Monday the Warren County schools in Warrenton, Mo. became the largest district in Missouri to convert to a four-day school week. That district, just west of St. Louis, has 3,000 students and will make the switch next year.
Confluence Academies purchases St. Louis Library building, eyes Grand Center acquisition
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Jan 11, 8:33 AM: St. Louis charter school network Confluence Academies is working on a $20.3 million financing package to help it purchase the buildings that house two of its schools.
More rural districts considering four-day-a-week school schedule
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Jan 9, 7:06 AM: At the end of last school year, 25 of Missouri’s 518 school districts had switched to a four-day-a-week schedule. This year, that number appears to be 34, as reported to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education >
Charter school opening new middle school in response to need in midtown
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Jan 9, 6:56 AM: Citizens of the World Charter School is opening a new middle school in response to the growth they've seen.
Letter: School inequities are due to inadequate funding
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Jan 3, 6:19 AM: The number of charter schools that have failed and closed ought to temper enthusiasm for opening more of them. Children need stable, well-resourced schools. Private initiatives never benefit all students. Recommitting to adequately >
Vandeven, returning as Missouri's education commissioner, wants to focus on future
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Jan 2, 7:04 AM: It’s Margie Vandeven’s first day at the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary, but she shouldn’t need any help finding her office. That’s because Vandeven is returning as the state’s top schools chief just over a year >
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.

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