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Can Missouri's charter schools be measured by a single number? The debate is on
Dec 26, 8:29 AM: Since 2001, Missouri has allowed charter schools to operate in St. Louis and Kansas City. The independently run, publicly funded schools are founded on the idea that they will pursue education innovations, and that if they >
Kansas City charter school loses sponsorship, two others get probation
Dec 18, 7:25 AM: Low performance levels have led to a Kansas City public charter school losing its current sponsor next year and two others have been put on a one-year probationary period. Dr. Vicky Hughes with the University of Central >
After ousting education commissioner, state board haggles over hiring new leader
Dec 15, 6:01 AM: After months of backroom political maneuvering to oust Missouri’s top education leader, the state board of education wrangled Thursday over how to replace her.
Low-performing Preclarus Mastery Academy charter school to close
Dec 11, 6:20 AM: Receiving a second chance to improve its performance, the Preclarus Mastery Academy charter school will close at the end of the school year because of poor academic outcomes, enrollment decline and strained finances, >
DeLaSalle charter school, facing financial trouble, will undergo ‘right-sizing’
Dec 7, 6:49 AM: The Kansas City charter and alternative school is the only one in Missouri stuck in this financial corner.
Missouri school board to start commissioner search next week after controversial firing
Dec 5, 6:30 AM: Following Friday's firing, the Missouri Board of Education is making plans to meet and start the search for the state's next education commissioner.
City Garden Montessori charter school gets 10-year renewal
Dec 4, 6:16 AM: The state school board renewed on Friday the City Garden Montessori charter school in St. Louis to run for another 10 years.
Appointee sues Greitens after being booted from Missouri school board
Nov 29, 6:02 AM: In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, former state school board member Tim Sumners of Joplin is asking a judge to decide whether the first-year governor broke the law when he removed Sumners from the board this month. >
Biome School offers new environment for learning
Nov 27, 5:39 AM: The Biome is an offshoot of the Youth Learning Center (YLC), a non-profit organization established in 2003. For 14 years, YLC operated summer and afterschool STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) programs >
Superintendents: Communication, leadership needed after attempt to oust Missouri education commissioner
Nov 22, 7:53 AM: Despite being pleased with the outcome of a vote by the Missouri Board of Education that results in the retention of the state's top education official, local school superintendents say they have been left confused and >
Another school board member gets booted by governor over commissioner spat
Nov 21, 5:36 AM: Missouri’s first-year governor hastily withdrew yet another of his appointees to the state’s school board Monday as he attempts to remake the state’s education bureaucracy.
Nearly one-third of Missouri’s charter schools score in unaccredited or provisionally accredited zone
Nov 20, 8:38 AM: The latest annual report cards from the Missouri Education Department show that three Kansas City charter schools have fallen in the unaccredited range and another 12 Missouri charters are provisionally accredited. That’s >
Greitens lashes out at Democrats in fight over Missouri's school chief
Nov 17, 6:06 AM: Despite removing one of his own appointees from the state school board without holding a hearing as outlined in state law, Gov. Eric Greitens says his actions have been “obviously legal.
KC Charter schools credit teachers for perfect MAP scores
Nov 16, 8:12 AM: Two Kansas City charter schools scored perfectly on this year's Missouri Assessment Program. Meanwhile, Kansas City Public Schools' score dropped to 63.9 percent from 70 percent last year, which means it will not regain >
Annual report cards show it's hard to say how Missouri schools are doing
Nov 16, 6:56 AM: Missouri released its annual report cards on school districts and charter schools Wednesday, but issues with state standardized tests make it difficult to know exactly how well schools did and how their scores compare to >
Could charter school advocate Ken Zeff be Missouri's next education commissioner?
Nov 16, 6:23 AM: An out-of-state school administrator known for his charter school advocacy could be Gov. Eric Greitens' choice to replace Margie Vandeven, the state commissioner of education whom the governor seems determined to oust. >
A battle is brewing over Missouri's State Education Commissioner
Nov 15, 6:57 AM: A battle is brewing over Missouri schools. The state's education commissioner could soon be fighting to keep her job.
Missouri Board of Education prepares for meeting meant to oust Commissioner, President
Nov 14, 7:04 AM: Three new Missouri Board of Education members have called a closed door meeting for next week in hopes of reportedly considering the termination of Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven and board president Charlie >
At final forum on governance, residents say elected school board is best option for St. Louis
Nov 14, 6:08 AM: Those who spoke told members of a task force set up to recommend school governing options to state officials they want the people they elected last year to represent them and not someone appointed by state officials. >
Researcher's positive findings on appointed school boards fail to sway St. Louis crowd
Nov 10, 7:38 AM: The vast majority of the dozens of people who attended the forum supported an elected school board over an appointed one, which many view as disenfranchisement and as a mechanism that discriminates against districts with >



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