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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 >
Letter: Charter schools not doing their part for homeless students
Aug 30, 6:15 AM: The editorial “Education malpractice” (Aug. 26) passionately pleads the case for better educational opportunities for our growing number of homeless children. Riverview Gardens was specifically called out for insensitive >
MAC and FHS partner on apprenticeship program
Aug 27, 6:47 AM: Many high school students today are looking for a technical career pathway that does not require a college degree. A new partnership between Mineral Area College and Farmington High School gives Career and Technical >
What counts as a magnet school? SPS tries to better define 'choice' programs
Aug 27, 4:48 AM: Over the past two decades, Springfield Public Schools has experienced a proliferation of special programs. The size, scope and mission of the programs vary widely. They range from the Health Sciences Academy for >
Virtual education options continue to expand for MO residents
Aug 24, 6:28 AM: But for high school students who prefer an alternative, the rules are changing. Senate Bill 603 allows any student who has been enrolled in a public school for at least a semester to sign up for online classes with the >
Missouri department updating accountability measures on charter school sponsors
Aug 14, 6:43 AM: The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is revising standards by which charter school sponsors are judged. During a recent Missouri Board of Education meeting, Chris Neale with the department says >
Missouri’s Labor Victory Won’t Reverse the Decline of Unions
Aug 9, 7:49 AM: On Tuesday night, as it became clear that voters in Missouri had—by a two-to-one margin—defeated a state law meant to reduce unions’ power, the president of the AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka, declared, “The defeat of this >
Crunch time for parents trying to find new school after Benjamin Banneker closes
Aug 1, 4:55 AM: The start of school is just a couple weeks away, and that deadline means it’s crunch time for some families with kids would have returned to Benjamin Banneker Charter Academy of Technology.
Opinion: Improving K-12 education through school choice programs
Jul 30, 4:50 AM: What is Missouri doing with respect to the school choice revolution? The answer, unfortunately, is not much. Our state does not allow education savings accounts, school vouchers or scholarship tax credits.
KC charter school closes, leaving parents scrambling to find another option
Jul 24, 5:10 AM: Weeks before school resumes, one of Kansas City’s oldest charter schools has closed, and it’s unclear where those students will enroll.
Editorial: Want better schools in Missouri? Hire quality teachers, and pay them well
Jul 17, 4:57 AM: The 21st century demands a quality, well-educated workforce, and education is the best investment taxpayers can make to achieve that goal. The best investment in education is paying good public school teachers good money. >
New charter school will let students direct their learning
Jul 12, 4:58 AM: At Kairos, students will decide their schedules, learn from Chromebooks and work in groups rather than listen to lectures. On Wednesday, the Missouri Charter Public School Commission, which will sponsor the school, gave >
New law gives charter schools leeway to enroll more disadvantaged students
Jul 11, 5:24 AM: Missouri charter schools will now be able to give preference to poor or struggling students in its lottery admissions system.
Charter school parents deserve a say in lawsuit that threatens their schools, federal appeals court rules
Jul 6, 6:38 AM: Charter school parents have standing to intervene in a lawsuit that may threaten their schools' funding, a federal appeals court judge said in a ruling issued Thursday that reverses a previous district court decision. >
Catholic schools launch marketing initiative
Jul 3, 5:10 AM: The leadership at the local Catholic elementary schools — Cathedral, St. Francis Xavier and St. James — and Bishop LeBlond High School announced their new website, St. Joseph Catholic Schools, in addition to a marketing >



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