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Lawyers argue in court whether charter school parents should have say in funding suit
Sep 21, 6:16 AM: An attorney representing charter school parents argued in federal appeals court Wednesday why his clients deserve a say in a St. Louis Public Schools lawsuit that seeks to regain more than $50 million that has gone to >
Missouri governor's bid to oust school leader flounders
Sep 20, 5:46 AM: For the third time, one of the governor’s appointees to the eight-member board withdrew from consideration, further delaying his attempt to replace current and well-liked Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven with his own >
SPS on alert as statewide charter expansion debated in Jefferson City
Sep 13, 4:43 AM: Over four hours at a meeting of the Joint Committee of Education, numerous advocates spoke for and against charter schools, though the tone and choice of questions from state senators and representatives indicated support >
Charter school expansion arguments to return to Missouri Capitol today
Sep 12, 6:02 AM: Some passionate discussions are likely to unfold today at the Missouri Capitol during a legislative committee hearing about a possible statewide charter schools expansion.
Missouri lawmakers prepare to spar again over charter school expansion
Sep 7, 4:57 AM: In a hearing scheduled for next week, members of a House and Senate panel are scheduled to discuss the possibility of bringing school choice to other parts of the state. Currently, charter schools are limited to St. Louis >
KIPP high school among 3 new charter schools opening in St. Louis this week
Aug 17, 6:10 AM: The charter school network opened a high school this week to go with its two elementary and two middle schools. It’s also one of three new charter schools opening for the 2017-18 academic year in St. Louis. >
Discussions to begin about how and when to disband administrative school board in St. Louis
Aug 16, 7:01 AM: Members of the district’s appointed Special Administrative Board, also known as the SAB, and the district’s powerless elected school board have indicated they want to proceed in transitioning power from the SAB. >
KIPP St. Louis marks milestone with opening of first high school
Aug 14, 7:02 AM: KIPP St. Louis middle school students average two years of academic growth in just one year. About 92 percent of KIPP St. Louis alumni get into college. That’s all good news to KIPP, a charter school network that seeks to >
SPS goes digital, bringing online courses to students in 24 area districts
Aug 14, 6:36 AM: To meet the soaring demand for online learning in Missouri — and beat for-profit virtual schools to the punch — Springfield Public Schools has come up with a home-grown solution.
Innovation campus ready for students
Aug 11, 6:20 AM: In a joint program between Summit Technology Academy, Metropolitan Community College, and the University Central Missouri, the high school students enroll in dual-credit classes. It enables them to earn a bachelor’s degree >
It's Back To School In A Renovated Building For KIPP Students
Aug 8, 6:06 AM: One of KIPP’s philosophies is more learning time, so students start earlier and end later than their peers in other schools. Last Thursday, teachers welcomed students and their families back to a building that had been >
Missouri aims for more equitable way to grade public schools
Jul 25, 5:37 AM: Test scores are the single most important factor in how Missouri judges its public schools. But that wasn’t always the case.
Kansas City Public Schools Courting Families That Have Left District
Jul 18, 6:43 AM: Kansas City Public Schools is pushing hard to get students enrolled before school starts Aug. 14. Director of Enrollment Garrett Webster says that in the past, some schools have had 100 kids just show up on the first day. >
Hundreds of Missouri students flock to rural school district's free online summer school
Jul 18, 5:49 AM: The rural Grandview School District in Jefferson County has only 825 students during the school year. But this summer, it raked in thousands of state dollars for educating about 1,500 students through its own online >
As Families Return To The District, Kansas City Public Schools May Reopen Lincoln Middle
Jul 14, 6:16 AM: Kansas City Public Schools is considering reopening Lincoln Middle School in an ongoing effort to attract families back to the district.
In St. Louis, public and charter schools are in the business of recruiting students
Jul 11, 6:10 AM: With the dozens of charter schools and St. Louis Public Schools vying for students (and the state tax dollars that follow), the institutions have to act more like businesses, marketing themselves — sometimes heavily. >
More than $6 million of debt endangers Grand Center Arts Academy's survival
Jun 23, 7:34 AM: The leaders of Grand Center Arts Academy call their school a city success and a needed school option. It is the only performing arts charter school in St. Louis, offering instruction in theater, visual arts, dance and >
St. Louis students earn college degrees alongside high school diplomas in new programs
Jun 23, 7:20 AM: More public schools are starting early college programs like this one, which allow high-achieving students to essentially leave high school after their sophomore year and enroll as full-time students on a college campus >
New charter school and art center planned in $6.1 million Gravois Park development
Jun 19, 7:01 AM: A new charter school is in the works in the former Holy Cross Lutheran School building in the city’s Gravois Park neighborhood while an art education nonprofit is planning to more than double its capacity. >
Missouri wraps up plan to fix failing schools
Jun 13, 6:41 AM: Missouri’s state school board will finalize its federally mandated plan on Tuesday on how it will identify, then fix its lowest-performing public schools.



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