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Missouri State University research shows favorable view of 4-day school weeks Missouri State University research shows favorable view of 4-day school weeks
Jan 15, 6:52 AM: On Monday the Warren County schools in Warrenton, Mo. became the largest district in Missouri to convert to a four-day school week. That district, just west of St. Louis, has 3,000 students and will make the switch next >
Confluence Academies purchases St. Louis Library building, eyes Grand Center acquisition
Jan 11, 8:33 AM: St. Louis charter school network Confluence Academies is working on a $20.3 million financing package to help it purchase the buildings that house two of its schools.
More rural districts considering four-day-a-week school schedule
Jan 9, 7:06 AM: At the end of last school year, 25 of Missouri’s 518 school districts had switched to a four-day-a-week schedule. This year, that number appears to be 34, as reported to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary >
Charter school opening new middle school in response to need in midtown
Jan 9, 6:56 AM: Citizens of the World Charter School is opening a new middle school in response to the growth they've seen.
Letter: School inequities are due to inadequate funding
Jan 3, 6:19 AM: The number of charter schools that have failed and closed ought to temper enthusiasm for opening more of them. Children need stable, well-resourced schools. Private initiatives never benefit all students. Recommitting to >
Vandeven, returning as Missouri's education commissioner, wants to focus on future
Jan 2, 7:04 AM: It’s Margie Vandeven’s first day at the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary, but she shouldn’t need any help finding her office. That’s because Vandeven is returning as the state’s top schools chief just over a >
New York charter looking to take over a failing KC public school
Dec 5, 8:12 AM: A college preparatory public charter school may be on its way from New York City’s Harlem neighborhood to take over a struggling school in Kansas City, and a state charter schools agency has rolled out the welcome mat. >
UP TO SPEED: Rural School Districts Turn to Technology to Enhance Learning
Nov 21, 7:20 AM: Crocker High School, located in the heart of the Show-Me State is a prime example of how this funding can transform the rural education system. Cell phone service is spotty outside the school that educated around 600 >
Kansas City’s first all-girl public school finds a home
Nov 9, 8:35 AM: Kansas City’s newest charter school, the first all-girls public school planned for the city, has found a location.
County library’s innovative partnership with Career Online High School graduates first high school class
Nov 1, 5:24 AM: Sorth was inspired to find a way for the library to help adults graduate from high school when she learned there are 90,000 adults over the age of 25 in the St. Louis region without high school diplomas.
St. Louis school board election comes months ahead of return to power
Oct 30, 6:36 AM: Elections for the St. Louis Board of Education have been largely meaningless over the last decade. A special administrative board has run St. Louis Public Schools since 2007, leaving the seven-member elected board with >
Overcrowded schools have Webster Groves looking for a way to make room
Oct 26, 5:09 AM: Enrollment increased so much this summer at Edgar Road Elementary in Webster Groves, the school had to add a second temporary classroom behind the school to accommodate all the new students. A third will probably have to >
New Dutchtown charter school wins state approval
Oct 25, 7:45 AM: A new charter public school proposed for St. Louis’ Dutchtown neighborhood cleared its final regulatory hurdle Tuesday when the Missouri Board of Education approved its application.
‘Pioneer’ exits as Missouri charter school sponsor
Oct 10, 6:20 AM: The University of Missouri-Kansas City will no longer sponsor its eight Kansas City charter schools in May. Charter Public School Commission Executive Director Robbyn Wahby tells Missourinet the university wants to focus >
Finding a suitable schoolhouse in St. Louis can be 'the real snag for charter schools'
Oct 9, 6:31 AM: Charter schools are public and receive government funds to operate independently from traditional school districts. But in Missouri, they receive no startup funding or access to available school buildings.
Dual-credit enrollment continues to grow at Missouri Southern, local high schools
Sep 28, 6:58 AM: By the time she graduates next spring, Carthage High School senior Lexi Black could have nearly a semester’s worth of college credit under her belt.
After 18 years of away games, Life For Life Academy gets a gym of its own
Sep 27, 6:24 AM: Lift for Life, with grades six through 12, is St. Louis’ oldest charter school. Opened in 2000 in an old bank in the Kosciusko neighborhood, the school finally has a home court following a $1.1 million fundraising effort. >
Not a ‘charter versus district’ issue: A discussion with several leaders of local charter schools
Sep 19, 6:02 AM: For students in underserved school districts, charter schools can prove to be an important educational option. Some charter schools fail, but others thrive.
Kirksville R-III considers virtual education
Sep 11, 5:52 AM: The Kirksville R-III School District is considering branching out into virtual education through a partnership with a private company. Some school officials believe the idea will help attract more students and money from >
Kansas City's DeLaSalle Wants To Be The School Kids Choose, Not Their Last Resort
Sep 6, 4:57 AM: One way DeLaSalle is trying to get more students to the finish line is through a new, online program known as Missouri Option that lets students work at their own pace to complete coursework. It’s specifically designed for >



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