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Parents become teachers overnight in St. Louis area schools
Apr 8, 8:42 AM: At the language immersion charter school in downtown St. Louis, administrators sent a proposed schedule to parents and staff on March 16. After receiving feedback that the schedule was too intense, they added more breaks. >
Urban school choice rally moves online due to COVID-19
Mar 18, 5:33 AM: The Urban School Choice Day Rally is being moved online due to COVID-19. The rally, organized by the Children's Education Alliance of Missouri (CEAM), was scheduled to take place inside the Capitol Rotunda from noon to 4 >
St. Louis schools pass out meals, move to online learning during shutdown
Mar 17, 6:33 AM: The unprecedented shutdown to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus has schools scrambling to come up with plans for providing instruction and support services during the extended break.
School districts would lose money with virtual school program funding shift
Mar 11, 7:46 AM: After heated back-and-forth between lawmakers and Missouri public education spokespeople, the senate Government Reform committee passed a bill that would change how virtual school programs are funded.
Missouri bill would let virtual schools count enrollment of some students, not school districts
Mar 5, 7:35 AM: In 2018, the Missouri Legislature passed an expansion of K-12 student access to online learning. This session, the General Assembly is being asked to let virtual schools count the enrollment of its full-time students >
Where High School Starts With Leadership And Design Thinking
Mar 4, 10:01 AM: Imagine a high school that started with design thinking and leadership training. Imagine having the opportunity to prototype a solution to a community problem and earn a provisional patent.
Charter school backers see path forward for expansion in Missouri
Jan 29, 5:44 AM: After years of falling short, advocates of school choice see an opening to get a charter school expansion plan across the finish line this spring.
Commentary: State should start over on charter schools
Jan 15, 7:32 AM: Recently the Columbia Daily Tribune published Bob Roper’s commentary calling for the expansion of charter schools beyond the Kansas City and St. Louis school districts. We’d like to set the record straight about the >
Moving school choice forward in Missouri
Jan 15, 6:42 AM: My support for school choice comes in part from my late wife Rebecca, a former school teacher and state legislator. She believed passionately that every child deserves to attend a top-notch school, and that if school >
Missouri blocks deduction of union dues for state workers
Dec 30, 9:08 AM: In another blow to organized labor in Missouri, the Office of Administration says it will no longer collect union dues from the paychecks of many state employees organized into bargaining units.
Missouri Charter Schools Warn Of Funding Cliff As Their Enrollment Grows
Dec 26, 9:27 AM: Kent and other charter school operators are on the offensive this winter to change the way they’re funded, asking that they receive the same per-student amount as traditional public school districts. The 80 >
Online courses expand education in Montana
Dec 23, 7:30 AM: With the increasing popularity of dual enrollment in college courses for high schoolers, and the awareness that not all such courses are available equally across Montana, online offerings would seem an obvious solution. >
Missouri Has A Plan To Boost Teacher Pay: It'll Cost $400 Million
Dec 16, 9:30 AM: The proposal has three parts: increase the base minimum pay for teachers from $25,000 to $32,000; give all teachers a $4,000 raise; create a fund to entice teachers toward hard-to-fill positions. Education officials, >
Here’s what Springfield Public Schools wants from the legislature in 2020
Dec 16, 8:29 AM: But Jungmann said they would just take money away from existing schools and make it harder for them to operate. “I don’t really believe that we need a whole bunch more schools in Springfield,” he said. “And they don’t >
Kansas City Public Schools owes $192k for fake attendance records scheme
Dec 11, 8:02 AM: The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has figured out that Kansas City Public Schools owes $192,000 for lying about student attendance from 2013 to 2016. The department is working with the >
Opinion: Open up to new ideas on schools
Dec 3, 8:21 AM: Those who don’t like St. Joseph’s public schools can consider private education, home schooling or a move outside the city limits. But those options aren’t available to everyone. For those who are truly unsatisfied, open >
As 1000s Of Missouri Jobs Go Unfilled, Colleges Put Greater Emphasis On Training Programs
Nov 21, 8:36 AM: Last year, there were nearly 200 job openings in St. Louis for respiratory care therapists — and 2,000 open nursing positions. St. Louis Community College is expanding and tailoring its programs to fill that need. This >
Family wins right for kids, others to take online classes
Nov 14, 7:10 AM: That option now exists in Missouri through virtual online education. A Fulton family fought and won a court case against its school district and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to make the >
From Competition To Cooperation: District And Charter Schools Are Working Together
Nov 5, 7:16 AM: When charter schools first began opening in the early 2000s, the relationship between the independently run schools and the traditional school system was much more adversarial. In fact, charters looking for a place for >
Column: Could school choice end poverty? This KC advocate wants a revolution in education
Oct 31, 7:23 AM: Well, there’s a quiet revolution going on in education in Kansas City, and Lisa Watson wants to turn up the volume. The African American entrepreneur and product of Sumner Academy magnet school wants to expand school >



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