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‘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 >
No testing, no tuition: First all-girls charter school opens in Kansas City
Jul 19, 7:31 AM: This fall, it will open as the Kansas City Girls Preparatory Academy, a new charter school modeled after one started by a KC-native in New York City’s East Harlem neighborhood.
4 Charter Schools Opening In August; 1 Closing
Jun 24, 8:01 AM: Three charter schools are enrolling students this summer before opening their doors for the first time in August. Two schools will be run by longtime charter operators in St. Louis, while a third is being opened by young >
Do the math before you pick the expensive school zone
Jun 17, 5:26 AM: The choice is not an easy one, but it is common across the United States. A whopping 58% of parents admit they are paying more for rent or their mortgage to be in a good school district, according to the latest “Parents, >
Charter school supporters praise switch to allow charters to buy vacant school buildings
Jun 12, 5:04 AM: Most members of a panel discussion Saturday on improving urban education praised St. Louis public school officials for removing a deed restriction that had prevented the sale of vacant city school buildings to groups that >
Editorial: State site for school-performance assessments is incomplete, inaccessible.
Jun 10, 8:00 AM: This is the time of year when students have brought home their final report cards from school so parents can clearly evaluate how they performed. For Missouri residents wanting to see how well their schools are performing, >
'Adulting' classes around St. Louis offer life skills not taught in school
Jun 4, 8:03 AM: Adulting classes have popped up at libraries around the country in the past few years to teach young adults how to find a job, buy insurance, make a budget and change a tire. Organizers say the classes are a response to >
Rural Divide: Small schools see challenges, rewards
May 29, 6:59 AM: The individual attention from teachers students receive in small rural districts usually promotes better student performance, shown in district performance reviews. But officials say recruiting teachers to work in rural >
For The First Time In This Alternative Charter School's History, Every Senior Graduated
May 28, 6:29 AM: Thirty-two seniors from DeLaSalle Education Center received their diplomas Friday, marking the first time the charter high school has graduated every student who started the year as a twelfth grader.
Urban Superintendents Want More Ways To Get Teachers In Classrooms
May 16, 7:03 AM: The teaching corps of St. Louis Public Schools is becoming older and whiter. And that concerns Superintendent Kelvin Adams.
The Data Shows Kansas City's School System Is Complicated, Segregated And Inefficient
May 10, 7:04 AM: Both traditional public schools and charters in Kansas City are increasingly segregated, expensive to run and losing high school students, according to a new report from the Kansas City Public Schools.
Commentary: Missouri law creates barriers to equity for children
May 3, 6:54 AM: I agree with the Missouri School Board Association’s advocacy position, which states that “there should be a review of Missouri’s approach to funding public education and encourages a more simplified and equitable system.” >
Kansas City faces fragmented school system as charters open
May 3, 6:03 AM: When Kansas City Neighborhood Academy opened in 2016 with the district as its sponsor, it was supposed to start a new era of cooperation between the Kansas City Public Schools and charter schools.
St. Paul School District avoids tough talk about charter school competition
May 1, 5:09 AM: St. Paul Public Schools officials pushed aside recent talk of reining in charter school growth by saying the district instead should find ways to work with the competition.
Missouri governor’s scholarship program mired in GOP dispute over school choice
May 1, 5:05 AM: It is a cornerstone of Gov. Mike Parson’s proposed workforce development agenda: a $22 million scholarship program for adults hoping to get an undergraduate degree later in life for high-demand jobs. But a member of the >
Despite Worries Of Too Many Schools, Charters Keep Opening In Kansas City
Apr 25, 7:18 AM: When Kansas City Neighborhood Academy opened in 2016 with the district as its sponsor, it was supposed to start a new era of cooperation between the Kansas City Public Schools and charter schools.
Letter: Charter schools not the answer for education reform
Apr 24, 5:35 AM: Regarding “Let’s irrigate North County’s 'charter school deserts’” (April 3): Charter schools and voucher-type funding are not the right fix for North County or any other county in Missouri. The education reforms that >



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