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Nearly one-third of Missouri’s charter schools score in unaccredited or provisionally accredited zone
Nov 20, 8:38 AM: The latest annual report cards from the Missouri Education Department show that three Kansas City charter schools have fallen in the unaccredited range and another 12 Missouri charters are provisionally accredited. That’s >
Greitens lashes out at Democrats in fight over Missouri's school chief
Nov 17, 6:06 AM: Despite removing one of his own appointees from the state school board without holding a hearing as outlined in state law, Gov. Eric Greitens says his actions have been “obviously legal.
KC Charter schools credit teachers for perfect MAP scores
Nov 16, 8:12 AM: Two Kansas City charter schools scored perfectly on this year's Missouri Assessment Program. Meanwhile, Kansas City Public Schools' score dropped to 63.9 percent from 70 percent last year, which means it will not regain >
Annual report cards show it's hard to say how Missouri schools are doing
Nov 16, 6:56 AM: Missouri released its annual report cards on school districts and charter schools Wednesday, but issues with state standardized tests make it difficult to know exactly how well schools did and how their scores compare to >
Could charter school advocate Ken Zeff be Missouri's next education commissioner?
Nov 16, 6:23 AM: An out-of-state school administrator known for his charter school advocacy could be Gov. Eric Greitens' choice to replace Margie Vandeven, the state commissioner of education whom the governor seems determined to oust. >
A battle is brewing over Missouri's State Education Commissioner
Nov 15, 6:57 AM: A battle is brewing over Missouri schools. The state's education commissioner could soon be fighting to keep her job.
Missouri Board of Education prepares for meeting meant to oust Commissioner, President
Nov 14, 7:04 AM: Three new Missouri Board of Education members have called a closed door meeting for next week in hopes of reportedly considering the termination of Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven and board president Charlie >
At final forum on governance, residents say elected school board is best option for St. Louis
Nov 14, 6:08 AM: Those who spoke told members of a task force set up to recommend school governing options to state officials they want the people they elected last year to represent them and not someone appointed by state officials. >
Researcher's positive findings on appointed school boards fail to sway St. Louis crowd
Nov 10, 7:38 AM: The vast majority of the dozens of people who attended the forum supported an elected school board over an appointed one, which many view as disenfranchisement and as a mechanism that discriminates against districts with >
At select charter schools, white families tip the balance towards diversity
Nov 8, 6:16 AM: Charter schools used to be even more segregated than the district. But, in recent years, a handful have succeeded in attracting both white and black families. The choices of past and current parents at City Garden >
Speakers tell task force that elected school board is best option for St. Louis
Nov 7, 6:11 AM: The ideals of democracy and equality were apparently on the minds of St. Louis residents who attended the first of three public meetings set up by a task force charged with advising state officials on how the city’s public >
Elected, appointed or both? A look at St. Louis' school board options
Nov 6, 8:15 AM: Deciding who should run St. Louis Public Schools will be about more than just deciding whether its school board members should be elected or appointed.
Kansas City school becomes first charter school in Missouri to receive Blue Ribbon award
Nov 3, 6:15 AM: In this week's Reaching 4 Excellence, we're featuring University Academy. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recently named the upper school a Blue Ribbon school, an award based on outstanding achievement. >
KCPS plans to reverse declining enrollment trend
Nov 3, 5:33 AM: Over the last roughly 20 years, KCPS enrollment has plummeted while charter schools are growing. In that same time frame, the overall public student population in KCMO, with KCPS and charters combined, has dropped by about >
Charter Schools in Kansas City, Part 1: Charter school growth cuts into KCPS enrollment
Nov 1, 6:15 AM: Within KCPS boundaries, charter school enrollment went up 17 percent in 2016 alone. That's just part of the long-term trend. In 1999, the year charters were first authorized in Kansas City, Missouri, there were nearly >
Falling test scores could force one of KC’s oldest charter schools to close
Nov 1, 5:40 AM: Benjamin Banneker Charter Academy of Technology opened 18 years ago and Monday officials at the University of Central Missouri announced it will no longer sponsor the charter.
UCM's board drops KC charter school for low test scores
Oct 31, 5:10 AM: The University of Central Missouri voted Friday not to renew sponsorship for Benjamin Banneker Charter Academy of Technology.
More School Choice Might Be Keeping Middle Class Families In Kansas City
Oct 27, 4:50 AM: District officials have long argued that public perception of city schools often lags behind what’s actually happening in KCPS classrooms. Oates credits Mark Bedell, now in his second year as superintendent, with making >
Greitens campaign paid to bring in candidate for top Missouri schools job, report shows
Oct 24, 4:57 AM: Gov. Eric Greitens has been criticized for attempting to stack the Missouri state school board with his own appointees in order to install his own top school leader.
Report: Low-income students in Metro East pass tests at rates well behind classmates
Oct 16, 5:34 AM: Low-income third graders underperformed their more well-off classmates by 50 percentage points in seven Illinois school districts in 2016, according to the advocacy organization Voices for Illinois Children. >



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