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Virtual learning concerns prompt parents, students to turn to private school
Sep 22, 5:56 AM: Some parents in the district tell 41 Action News they are noticing an increase in parents pulling their children from the district and enrolling them in private schools.
Missouri Board of Education has lengthy discussion about the state of charter schools
Sep 21, 7:03 AM: The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s website says the state has had 28 charter schools close since 2005. Robbyn Wahby, executive director of the Missouri Charter Public School Commission, says >
Atlas charter school coming to Central West End in fall of 2021
Sep 16, 7:36 AM: Atlas Public Schools will open an elementary charter school in St. Louis’ central corridor next fall following approval Tuesday from the state board of education.
Missouri State Board of Education relaxes substitute teacher requirements amid COVID-19 pandemic
Sep 15, 8:00 AM: The Missouri State Board of Education has relaxed substitute teacher requirements in case of a possible shortage because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
POLL: Missouri Parents Want More School Choice, Worry Campuses Will Close Again
Sep 11, 6:59 AM: The start of this school year in Missouri has left a lot of parents frustrated and demanding better educational options for their children.
Kansas City charter school sees success with in-person, virtual learning to start fall semester
Sep 8, 7:37 AM: To balance the novel coronavirus pandemic, the school is having all middle school students learn remotely from home. Elementary school students are in classrooms, with the option to learn remotely.
KC-area private schools open up, see enrollment grow as public options stay online
Aug 26, 6:13 AM: After some public school districts announced they would start the school year with most students at home, Maranatha Christian Academy started fielding calls.
Editorial: Would Kansas school districts really fine teachers for trying to stay safe from COVID?
Aug 14, 7:41 AM: One certainty in all this uncertainty: Teachers shouldn’t have to risk their lives to reopen schools, nor should they be penalized financially for making their health a priority.
Missouri Board of Education to consider proposal intended to boost substitute teacher population
Aug 13, 7:10 AM: Currently, substitutes must complete at least 60 semester hours of college-level credit to get a license. Tyler Madsen, DESE Assistant Director of Communications, says the state Board of Education could decide Tuesday >
Some St. Louis students are switching to private schools to attend class in person
Aug 7, 6:47 AM: School reopening plans are creating a scenario where in-person learning is mostly available to those who pay for it. The situation has renewed discussions around inequality in education as school leaders acknowledge that >
1,000+ Missouri Families Wait on The Sidelines as School Districts Play Games
Jul 29, 5:44 AM: With roughly a month left until school starts, at least 1,000 Missouri families have no idea where their child will attend school in the fall thanks to efforts by their local school districts to block school choice. >
Kansas City charter, private schools received millions in PPP funding. KCPS got zilch
Jul 27, 5:37 AM: But PPP loans were not an option for public school districts. Across the Kansas City metro, charter and private schools — including some of the area’s priciest institutions — received millions in relief funding. >
St. Louis charter schools under scrutiny for federal coronavirus relief funds and state audit
Jun 18, 7:02 AM: More than $6 million has been paid out to four St. Louis charter school operators in coronavirus relief funds through the U.S. Small Business Administration, according to the schools’ records.
Missouri State Board Of Education Pressures MU To Step Up Oversight Of Struggling Charter Schools
Jun 11, 7:56 AM: State officials say Mizzou isn't doing enough to ensure students at six charter schools, including two in Kansas City, are getting quality education.
Hawthorn charter school in St. Louis can stay open despite low enrollment
Jun 10, 8:06 AM: The Missouri State Board of Education on Tuesday renewed the charter of Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls for five years despite concerns about the school’s low enrollment.
Families, teachers scramble to find new schools after closures during the coronavirus pandemic
May 28, 7:17 AM: The charter school in the Patch neighborhood of south St. Louis will close Thursday after the last day of classes for kindergarten through eighth grade. Last month, the Missouri Charter Public School Commission declined to >
School Navigator Website For St. Louis Parents Relaunched With New Backers
May 26, 8:08 AM: Recruiting students is a big priority of public educators, but combing through the choices can be confusing for parents. A new website helps parents search and sort.
Missouri schools prepare for online learning in the fall
May 13, 7:23 AM: Every school superintendent is grappling with the decision about whether to hold classes in schools, online or some combination when most Missouri districts return Aug. 24 for the 2020-2021 school year. Many have decided >
Commentary: The last day of school can't come soon enough
May 12, 6:50 AM: When responsibility for education shifts away from schools and toward parents, authority and resources should move as well. We should stop sending state funding to districts and schools that can’t seem to provide an >
First all girls KC charter school reflects on first school year
May 8, 8:01 AM: It's the first all girls charter school in the metro. While they were expecting a few learning curves as they welcomed new fifth graders in the fall, the spring threw in a number of surprises.



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