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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 >
Report shows inequities in Missouri higher education
Oct 31, 6:58 AM: Missouri college students face serious achievement gaps based on race, income, parents’ education and sometimes gender, a report from the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development revealed. >
State overpaid $1.4 million to St. Louis charter school due to false attendance records
Oct 30, 6:47 AM: Fraudulent attendance records spurred at least $1.4 million in state overpayments to the now-closed St. Louis College Prep Charter School, a state audit disclosed Tuesday.
Attorney General Looks Into Closed Kansas City Charter School That May Owe Millions To Missouri
Oct 29, 6:55 AM: A Kansas City charter school that closed in 2018 still owes millions of dollars to the state – and the Missouri Attorney General’s office has gotten involved.
Editorial: Missouri releases baffling school performance scores. Does anyone know what they mean?
Oct 18, 7:52 AM: Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has released results from its annual performance reviews of schools in the state.
Missouri Redesigns School Report Cards — And It’s A Lot To Digest
Oct 17, 5:04 AM:

Missouri schools are getting a different kind of report card from the state. They’re now color coded instead of offering a numerical grade.

School goes to work for St. Louis high school students
Oct 10, 6:48 AM: Students in the Centers for Advanced Professional Studies, or CAPS, program earn high school and college credit while gaining real-world experience in business, manufacturing, health care, technology and other professional >
Black community closes achievement gap in Kansas City, but still work to do, report says
Sep 27, 7:37 AM: In education, black students graduated high school at a higher rate than white students, but twice as many white students earned bachelor’s degrees.
Kansas City High Schools Add Real-World Learning
Sep 25, 6:37 AM: The good news is that more young people are graduating from high school than ever. The bad news? High school is often less relevant to them and their futures than ever.
Academie Lafayette is opening a new KC high school. For some, that’s a problem
Sep 23, 7:01 AM: Its French immersion curriculum lures parents looking for rigorous academics and keeps out those hoping to enroll older children who haven’t learned the language. Last year, it was one of only a handful of Kansas City >
Adult high school to open doors for nontraditional students
Sep 17, 5:44 AM: Called the Goodwill Excel Center, it is a free public high school where those over 21 years old can earn a high school diploma after meeting a 24-credit requirement, said the school’s director, Mike Reynolds. It will also >
Fifth-Graders At Kansas City's First All-Girls Charter Learn To Be Anti-Racist, Feminist Leaders
Aug 15, 6:19 AM: Kansas City’s first charter school for girls only opens next week with a staff that reflects the diversity of its students and the community.
9,000 hot dogs, 3 new recruiters: In a crowded field, KC schools pump up marketing
Aug 9, 7:11 AM: It would end up the largest in district history — 6,000 people. Credit the district’s beefed up marketing efforts, part of a hard push to attract more students. The district, for the first time, has even hired a small team >
Fulton mother hails school choice victory
Aug 8, 5:33 AM: Following Monday's ruling, a Fulton mother is relieved her children will have the chance to access online schooling.
Missouri Senator Bob Onder Applauds Online Education Lawsuit Ruling
Aug 7, 6:33 AM: Missouri State Senator Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis, applauded the decision of Cole County Judge Gael Wood allowing a Fulton family to access a virtual education program after being denied its use by the Missouri Department >
‘Fought the good fight’: Lee’s Summit lawmaker dies in sleep months after car crash
Jul 31, 4:48 AM: A 17-year educator in the Raytown School District, Rebecca Roeber was elected to office in 2014. She was the chairwoman of the House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee and pushed for school choice and charter >
'Our community is deeply divided': Parents blame school board for superintendent's resignation
Jul 26, 7:09 AM: Division and tension within the Lee's Summit R-7 School District was on display at the first board meeting since its former superintendent's resigned.
Community leaders to Springfield district: 'Our children deserve equity now'
Jul 25, 6:24 AM: A coalition of Springfield community leaders has resed a list of imperatives — urgent and specific actions — it demands in local public schools.
Editorial: Shawnee Mission schools should focus on smaller class sizes — not bigger teacher raises
Jul 23, 6:19 AM: Earlier this year, Kansas lawmakers agreed to allocate another $90 million to school districts across the state. That increase was money well spent, in part because the state Supreme Court said the additional funds finally >



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