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School choice advocates explain bills getting traction
Apr 24, 6:50 AM: Much of the discussion at the meeting Thursday revolved around charter schools, which receive local and state funding like their other public school counterparts, but cannot issue bonds or raise tax levies. Charter schools currently >
St. Louis charter school wonders if full language immersion is creating an achievement gap
Apr 24, 5:24 AM: A decade ago, the founders of the St. Louis Language Immersion charter schools set out to offer something no other St. Louis school does: the chance for children to become fluent in a foreign language starting in kindergarten, for >
A St. Louis neighborhood school becomes a school of choice
Apr 17, 5:03 AM: Out of the nine St. Louis district schools that earned a perfect score from the state last year, Mason was the only one that was a neighborhood school, which takes any students within its attendance boundaries. All the rest were >
With new members, St. Louis elected school board hopes to regain power soon
Apr 13, 5:34 AM: With two new board members coming in and one controversial member going out, the St. Louis elected school board is hoping its chance to reclaim power will finally come in as soon as a matter of months.
Organization continues touting charter schools across state
Apr 12, 5:13 AM: The Children’s Education Alliance of Missouri held two forums Monday with lawmakers in Columbia and Macon to emphasize new school choice options which could come about thanks to the passage of Rep. Rebecca Roeber’s charter school >
Missouri Senate advances plan to expand school choice
Apr 11, 6:16 AM: The Missouri Senate has advanced a bill to create education savings accounts for children with disabilities, foster kids and children with parents in the military.
Charter school expansion inches closer
Apr 3, 6:40 AM: The idea of charter schools opening in St. Joseph and other communities across Missouri has inched closer to reality.
Missouri and Kansas charter school laws rank low compared with other states
Mar 28, 7:19 AM: As Missouri lawmakers debate legislation that could expand the existence of charter schools across the state, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released rankings on the strength of charter school laws.
Missouri Senate committee considers charter schools expansion bill
Mar 28, 6:08 AM: A GOP priority in the state legislature this year is changes to Missouri’s education laws. The General Assembly has resumed after one week off for spring break. Legislators are expected to focus the second half of the session on the >
Group wants Southwest High to open as an innovative, rigorous, project-learning school
Mar 24, 7:14 AM: For now, John Couture’s children are students at Academie Lafayette, a K-8 French language immersion charter that is one of Kansas City’s academically applauded schools.
Charter schools highlighted at rural education forum
Mar 23, 5:15 AM: Kristian Starner, an education reform advocate and an organizer of the event, said it was important to hold forums and encourage discussion on these topics, especially in rural areas.
How might vouchers and charter schools affect the SPS bond proposal?
Mar 23, 4:52 AM: As a push for school choice heats up at the state and federal level, Springfield school officials want to make sure the state's largest public district is in the best position to compete.
School Tours Help Kansas City Parents Navigate Choice
Mar 21, 6:21 AM: In a city with so many school options, it isn’t always easy for parents to choose where to send their children.
GOP legislator expects proposed charter schools expansion to fail in Missouri Senate
Mar 20, 7:18 AM: State Rep. Nate Walker (R-Kirksville) says his Senate colleagues have told him a proposed statewide expansion of charter schools will not be received there with much enthusiasm, and it may be dead on arrival. The Missouri House has >
Two local lawmakers back charter school bill; Perryville lawmaker objects to measure
Mar 20, 5:05 AM: The Missouri House narrowly approved legislation last week that would allow charter schools to operate in any school district where there is an underperforming school.
Charter school legislation progressing in Jefferson City
Mar 17, 4:58 AM: The House proposal (HB 634) would allow charter schools to operate in Class 1 counties only. That includes more heavily populated areas such as Springfield and Columbia, in addition to St. Charles and St. Louis counties and Clay and >
Missouri House advances charter school proposal
Mar 16, 5:48 AM: The proposal passed on an 83-74 vote after vigorous debate over whether charters would provide students with more opportunities, or if they would drain the resources of local school districts without having a marked positive >
Bill proposes statewide charter school expansion
Mar 15, 4:59 AM: Lawmakers and testifiers in support of the bill emphasized school choice. Those who spoke in opposition brought up accountability issues with charter schools and the failing charter schools in Missouri.
Columbia School Board opposes charter school expansion, approves new Cedar Ridge boundaries
Mar 14, 6:23 AM: An effort to expand charter school in Missouri is gaining traction in the General Assembly, but it isn't getting support from the Columbia Public Schools.
Jeb Bush touts charter schools and vouchers at Missouri Capitol
Mar 3, 8:04 AM: Former Florida governor Jeb Bush told Missouri lawmakers on Thursday that expanding charter schools is a way to help students improve their performance.



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