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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.
Publicity starts early for some St. Louis charter schools
Jun 12, 7:41 AM: Teach for America alumni Gavin Schiffres, 23, and Jack Krewson, 24, want to open their school, called Kairos, next year. But first, a university or other state-approved organization needs to agree to be their sponsor. >
What charter school a parent chooses may say more about them than the school
Jun 2, 7:06 AM: As President Donald Trump’s administration explores ways to expand charter schools across the country, parents in national surveys and those in St. Louis point to academic quality as their highest priority in selecting a >
Tougher expectations from sponsors lead to fewer charter school applications in St. Louis
May 25, 5:42 AM: The pace of new charter schools seeking to open in St. Louis has slowed, according to the universities that act as sponsors and receive formal applications.
Charter school sponsorship not always seen as higher education’s higher calling
May 15, 4:58 AM: Missouri lawmakers assigned higher education institutions primary oversight of charter schools when authorizing them 20 years ago. Universities know a thing or two about schools, after all.
Efforts underway to expand access to virtual education, despite cut in state funding
May 11, 5:56 AM: McDaniel and Hill are two of 34 students in their high school taking online classes, and they also are a few of the 633 students who are enrolled in online classes for the 2016-17 school year throughout the state. >
For St. Louis charter schools, success is in the eye of the beholder
May 5, 5:25 AM: Gateway Science Academy wants families to be satisfied. City Garden Montessori is aiming for racial equity. Neither are unique goals for charter schools in St. Louis.
Charter School 101: The Basics
May 3, 6:48 AM: It’s been nearly 20 years since charter school took root in Missouri, bringing independently operated but publicly funded education to St. Louis and Kansas City.
New poll suggests voters could favor education savings accounts for school choice
Apr 28, 5:23 AM: A Senate bill geared toward providing Missouri families greater choice and flexibility regarding their children’s education has passed the state’s upper chamber. The Missouri Senate on Thursday advanced the legislation >
School choice advocates explain bills getting traction
Apr 24, 6:50 AM: Much of the discussion at the meeting Thursday revolved around charter schools, which receive local and state funding like their other public school counterparts, but cannot issue bonds or raise tax levies. Charter schools >
St. Louis charter school wonders if full language immersion is creating an achievement gap
Apr 24, 5:24 AM: A decade ago, the founders of the St. Louis Language Immersion charter schools set out to offer something no other St. Louis school does: the chance for children to become fluent in a foreign language starting in >
A St. Louis neighborhood school becomes a school of choice
Apr 17, 5:03 AM: Out of the nine St. Louis district schools that earned a perfect score from the state last year, Mason was the only one that was a neighborhood school, which takes any students within its attendance boundaries. All the >
With new members, St. Louis elected school board hopes to regain power soon
Apr 13, 5:34 AM: With two new board members coming in and one controversial member going out, the St. Louis elected school board is hoping its chance to reclaim power will finally come in as soon as a matter of months.
Organization continues touting charter schools across state
Apr 12, 5:13 AM: The Children’s Education Alliance of Missouri held two forums Monday with lawmakers in Columbia and Macon to emphasize new school choice options which could come about thanks to the passage of Rep. Rebecca Roeber’s charter >
Missouri Senate advances plan to expand school choice
Apr 11, 6:16 AM: The Missouri Senate has advanced a bill to create education savings accounts for children with disabilities, foster kids and children with parents in the military.
Charter school expansion inches closer
Apr 3, 6:40 AM: The idea of charter schools opening in St. Joseph and other communities across Missouri has inched closer to reality.
Missouri and Kansas charter school laws rank low compared with other states
Mar 28, 7:19 AM: As Missouri lawmakers debate legislation that could expand the existence of charter schools across the state, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released rankings on the strength of charter school laws. >



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