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The Discovery Center crosses fingers for a $1 million grant
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Dec 6, 10:00 AM: The Discovery Center of Springfield is waiting to hear if they are a finalist for the sustainable, transformational, outstanding and permissionless award, also known as the STOP Award. The award will give them $1 million >
Sen. Andrew Koenig to Pre-file Legislation Fixing Funding Inequity for Public Charter Schools
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Dec 1, 7:28 AM: Legislation designed to help families and those struggling with substance use disorders was signed into law by the governor. Senate Bill 63 establishes a statewide prescription drug monitoring program to help health care >
Springfield parents hopeful about The Discovery Center’s chances of winning $1 million grant
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Nov 30, 9:58 AM: One nonprofit in Springfield has earned a shot at $1million after not giving up during tough times. The Discovery Center is being recognized as one of the top 20 most promising educational institutions in the country. >
For the first time, more K-12 students are attending charters than Kansas City Public Schools
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Nov 30, 8:58 AM: Of the more than 26,500 K-12 students who attended school within Kansas City's boundaries, a slight majority attends one of 20 charter schools.
Opinion: New scholarship program, push by parents point path forward for more Missouri school choice in 2022
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Nov 30, 6:18 AM: Vanquished Virginia ex-Gov. Terry McAuliffe learned the hard way what principals, PTA parents, and classroom moms have long known: When it comes to education, underestimate parents at your own peril.
Next Steps: Open enrollment for public schools
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Nov 15, 6:07 AM: Rep. Brad Pollitt intends to file a bill that would allow public school students to transfer to any participating district — even if they do not reside there within the district.
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, >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >

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