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The Discovery Center becomes semifinalist for $1 million education grant
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Nov 9, 9:06 AM:  The Discovery Center of Springfield is jus one of two science centers in North America to remain operational during the COVID-19 pandemic.<
Legislators, parents defend ESA program amid initiative petition battle
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Nov 4, 5:41 AM: Signed into law earlier this year, a new education scholarship program in Missouri is now at the forefront of an initiative petition battle — with school choice advocates concerned about the future of local school boards’ >
Our Opinion: Missouri shows commitment to school choice
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Nov 4, 5:11 AM: Earlier this year, Gov. Mike Parson signed into law legislation to let students use scholarship money to attend the school of their choice. It’s a significant piece of legislation, and while it hasn’t been implemented yet, the state >
First Missouri school choice chief to put ‘passion into action’ in leading expansion
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Nov 3, 8:00 AM: State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick on Monday named former Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) Community Finance Manager Kim Baughman to serve as the state’s first school choice program manager.
Lawsuit challenges ballot summary of Missouri petition barring private school vouchers
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Nov 3, 5:58 AM: The initiative petition would ask voters whether the state should issue tax credits to pay for costs like private school tuition
First Missouri school choice chief to put ‘passion into action’ in leading expansion
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Nov 3, 5:32 AM: State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick on Monday named former Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) Community Finance Manager Kim Baughman to serve as the state’s first school choice program manager.
Missouri lawmakers, don’t keep cheating Kansas City public charter school students
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Oct 28, 8:39 AM: When it comes to education policy, we often see policymakers refuse to put differences aside and do what’s best for our children. Fortunately, Kansas City Public Schools and the public charter schools in our area are making real and >
Missouri State Board of Education questions how schools spend COVID relief money
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Oct 25, 8:46 AM: Missouri is receiving nearly $2 billion for schools through the American Rescue Plan Act, now the question is, can districts spend it and what can they buy?
Arch Community charter school in north St. Louis loses its sponsor, could close
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Oct 21, 5:28 AM: The University of Missouri-St. Louis will not renew its sponsorship of the Arch Community charter school in north St. Louis, potentially leading to its closure at the end of the school year.
Rocky start to school year shows need for more choice in Missouri | Opinion
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Oct 13, 8:33 AM: Just as countless parents over the past year-and-a-half came to realize that our status quo approach to public education is badly broken, state lawmakers and Gov. Parson offered a glimmer of hope for students and families across >
Column: If only anti-mask parents would channel their energy into other aspects of education
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Oct 6, 9:20 AM: If you have people with the time and money to form Limited Liability Companies, hire lawyers, organize rallies, and mobilize multiple social media campaigns, some with fundraising opportunities including Venmo, all related to masks >
Confluence Preparatory Academy gets students ready to face the future
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Sep 29, 8:28 AM: Whatever their post-graduation plans might look like, Confluence Preparatory Academy equips students with the tools, the knowledge and the foundation they need to face the future head-on, proving to them that if they can dream it, >
Did students fall behind in 2020? Here’s how Missouri students did on state tests
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Sep 15, 9:27 AM: Preliminary results for the 2020-21 year, made public Tuesday, showed that across all grade levels and content areas, 40 percent of students scored proficient or advanced, meaning they were on track or ahead of grade-level >
Op-Ed: The war over face masks meets school choice
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Sep 13, 10:52 AM: It’s time to look beyond the system of education that was designed in the 1950s – assignment based on address, property values based on perceived school quality, and private schools only for those who can afford them. It’s time to >
COVID pushed many Black families in Missouri to homeschool. Now they’re sticking with it
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Sep 7, 3:44 PM: When schools closed across Missouri in March 2020 due to the pandemic, Cal realized the virtual-learning model was not going to work for their family.
St. Charles County parents make switch to alternative forms of learning as school year begins
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Aug 24, 10:49 AM: She now joins a growing number of parents in the St. Charles County area unenrolling their children from the region's school districts or choosing alternative options to learn over concerns about mask wearing policies.
Advocates urge lawmakers to focus on inequity in education, not critical race theory
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Aug 24, 10:37 AM: Former educators said they have never encountered the teaching of critical race theory in their classes
Kansas City Public Schools starts Evening Academy
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Aug 20, 3:36 PM: As high school students head back to class in Kansas City Public Schools, some will enter a very different learning experience. The pandemic highlighted a need for flexibility. So, if traditional school hours don't work, Evening >
Campaign pushing for St. Louis education reform stalls, sparks school board outrage
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Aug 19, 4:50 PM: A fledgling effort to transform the city’s public education system imploded Wednesday after St. Louis School Board members accused outside organizations of attempting a takeover of the board’s efforts to create a citywide >
Missouri creates school choice program for low income students, students with disabilities
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Aug 13, 1:28 PM: The Missouri Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Program was created by the state last month and aims at giving students with disabilities and students from low-income households scholarships for private school.

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