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KC charter school shows how it's making in-person learning work
Dec 3, 7:29 AM: Students in Kansas City Public Schools remain in distance learning. But a few charter and private schools in the district's boundaries are offering full-time, in-person learning.
A lost generation? Educators and students worry online classes leave too many behind
Nov 30, 7:45 AM: Students in the Kansas City area have been learning online, off and on, since the pandemic hit in March, and many more will return to online-only classes after the Thanksgiving break.
Normandy charter school meets resistance from community leaders
Nov 20, 8:05 AM: A charter school is coming to the Normandy school district next fall, despite the most organized opposition since the taxpayer-funded schools first opened 20 years ago in St. Louis.
Missouri teachers union latest to urge coronavirus action
Nov 18, 1:54 PM: The union representing St. Louis teachers is calling for a statewide mask mandate, a proposal that also has the backing of Missouri’s two largest teacher organizations.
Teachers’ union demands changes by St. Louis school board over coronavirus workload
Oct 28, 7:25 AM: The local chapter of the American Federation of Teachers on Tuesday accused the St. Louis School Board of “stonewalling” and refusing to compromise so that teachers can have adequate time to prepare for classes amid the >
Commentary: Belt-tightening time in public education
Oct 27, 5:47 AM: Students are moving around — opting for micro-schools, private schools or home schooling. We know it’s hard to take attendance on Zoom, but we need solid enrollment numbers to inform public education budget decisions. In >
Opinion: A different perspective on education during a pandemic
Oct 23, 6:12 AM: It is time to stop driving this school bus by looking in the rearview mirror. Now is the perfect opportunity to allow schools to adjust to their families’ and communities’ needs, and employ new and innovative approaches >
'We want normalcy’: Lawrence parents and students rally for in-person learning
Oct 20, 6:30 AM: Parents and students in Lawrence said they’ve had enough, they’re ready to go to full in-person learning. About 75 people held a protest Monday afternoon in front of the Lawrence Public Schools building. >
Some students at St. Louis charter schools to return to in-person learning
Oct 15, 8:26 AM: Students in Pre-K through second grades at KIPP St. Louis, a network of six public charter schools, will have the opportunity to return to in-person learning.
State, colleges aim to reduce teacher shortage
Oct 9, 7:09 AM: With Friday marking the last of three days on which local students won’t go to school before Monday’s start of hybrid education, efforts are underway to address the state’s teacher shortage — a key factor in the current >
Pro-charter school group spends $50,000 to boost St. Louis County Republican
Oct 7, 5:32 AM: A political action committee supporting state Sen. Andrew Koenig accepted $50,000 last week from a Washington, D.C., group that supports expanding charter schools, according to state ethics commission records. >
A record 105 Missouri school districts — 20 percent — embrace four-day weeks
Oct 2, 6:21 AM: Fair Grove school officials decided to switch to a four-day week a year before COVID-19 altered life in Missouri. Superintendent Mike Bell said the pandemic did not prompt the change but it has erased any doubt it was the >
Opinion: Pandemic highlights a school choice emergency for parents
Oct 1, 5:27 AM: And many families are finding this unacceptable. Public schools can’t open, so parents need something else. It’s time to declare a school choice emergency.
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.



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