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Kansas City Charter High School Planned For Girls Only
Feb 27, 6:49 AM: Can an all-girls charter school with a college prep curriculum help young women of color in Kansas City’s poorest neighborhoods succeed? Tom Krebs thinks so, though he’s admittedly an odd champion for single-gender >
New tax law expands education savings plan to include Catholic schools tuition
Feb 27, 5:54 AM: Effective Jan. 1, parents in Missouri may apply funds from the Missouri 529 plan toward tuition for private elementary and secondary education, including religious schools, an expansion of the savings plan.
More Missouri students take AP exams, but achievement gap persists
Feb 22, 7:11 AM: But in the midst of this expansion, Missouri is leaving behind black students. Just 25.5 percent of black students’ scores were a 3 or higher, compared to a statewide average of 63.9 percent. Black students also had the >
Bill would create new opportunities for Missourians with disabilities
Feb 20, 8:08 AM: The Missouri House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee heard public testimony Monday on a bill that would increase financial fluidity between two types of savings accounts to create new opportunities for people >
Charter School Checkup
Feb 16, 8:19 AM: Missouri lawmakers continue to push for charter school expansion across the state, but ABC 17's Deborah Kendrick took a closer look to find out how existing charter schools are performing in the show me state. >
Missouri teacher preparation program ratings aim to help keep teachers on the job
Feb 16, 7:42 AM: Missouri public schools lose 64 percent of their first-year teachers after five years, so leaders in K-12 and higher education are scrutinizing whether Missouri adequately prepares teachers for the job.
Decision on St. Louis school board and charter school renewals among delays from state board standoff
Feb 12, 8:58 AM: The Missouri Board of Education has now missed two of 11 meetings scheduled for this year, because it doesn’t have enough members for a quorum.
Senate plan targets Greitens over school board fight
Feb 8, 7:44 AM: A Missouri senator has again put Gov. Eric Greitens’ in the crosshairs over the governor’s push to oust the state’s top school leader.
Latest Attempt at Charter School Expansion Would Target Failing Schools, Not Districts
Feb 7, 6:02 AM: The House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee on Monday voted 7-6 to advance a charter school expansion bill. The legislation allows charter schools to go head-to-head with struggling schools but not entire >
KCPS opens enrollment as Benjamin Banneker parents hold out hope for sponsor
Feb 2, 7:11 AM:

Kansas City Public Schools has moved to an online-only enrollment option for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year.  Some charter school parents are holding off on enrolling as they continue the fight to keep Benjamin >

Truancy officers work with families, schools to get absent students back to class
Jan 31, 7:19 AM: Chronic absenteeism, or truancy, is becoming an increasing focus of education policy. Several states have made it a measure of a school district’s academic success under new federal education guidelines known as the Every >
Greitens wants more charters. Will that choke the life out of KC district schools?
Jan 31, 6:02 AM: Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens wants more charter schools in the state, so much so that he kicked off a political brawl trying to replace the head of the state board of education with a charter schools supporter. >
Greitens asked for education agenda — and a resume — from charter school advocate Ken Zeff
Jan 22, 7:53 AM: The "Freedom and Flexibility Agenda" written by the acquaintance outlined numerous education reforms that Greitens could enact as a Republican governor. Expanding charter access, cutting regulations, increasing teacher pay >
Task force recommends St. Louis public schools return to local control … eventually
Jan 19, 6:56 AM: A task force on the future governance of St. Louis’ public schools says control of the district should eventually return to local, democratic oversight, but members struggled to agree on much else.
Missouri legislation brings up school funding concerns
Jan 10, 7:16 AM: With both charter school expansion and vouchers a possibility in this Missouri legislative session, school districts like Palmyra R-1 are keeping a close eye on Jefferson City.
Amid controversy, scant interest shown in top school post
Jan 9, 7:35 AM: Only 10 people applied to become the state’s next top school official, adding a new wrinkle to Gov. Eric Greitens’ muddled attempts to remake education policy in Missouri.
Parents in Missouri can now claim tax deductions for private school tuition
Jan 8, 7:53 AM: Missouri had 110,000 private school students in the 2015-2016 school year, and Illinois had 231,300, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. By Malkus’ estimates, if every private school family took full >
Parents still wary of Normandy schools, despite upgrade in academic standing
Jan 8, 6:35 AM: Last Tuesday was supposed to be a monumental day for Normandy’s public school district. It was kicking off 2018 with a distinction it had not enjoyed in almost five years: It was no longer unaccredited in the eyes of the >
Senate, governor face off over education debacle
Jan 5, 8:17 AM: Rising tension between the Senate and Governor’s Office over the removal of the state’s education commissioner may well reach a boiling point over the next four months.
Republican-led legislature, Gov. Grietens make Charter Schools a priority
Jan 4, 5:50 AM: The Missouri Legislature will convene this week with nearly 300 Senate and 500 House proposals filed for the legislative session.



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