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Missouri lawmakers, don’t keep cheating Kansas City public charter school students
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 >
COVID pushed many Black families in Missouri to homeschool. Now they’re sticking with it
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
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
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
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, >
Campaign pushing for St. Louis education reform stalls, sparks school board outrage
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
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. >
SJSD eyes lower virtual enrollment, similar 2021 program overall
Jul 29, 3:41 PM: Although recent COVID-19 news may seem to some like a retread of what we all went through in 2020, equivalent high enrollment in all-online education is not expected.
Liberty High School teachers receive grants from WGU Missouri
Jul 26, 11:44 AM: Two Liberty High School teachers were recently awarded grants through WGU Missouri’s “Fund My Classroom” initiative. Both teachers will use the funds to expand their classroom offerings to align with EDGE, a globally >
St. Louis aldermen to consider moratorium on new schools amid declining population
Jul 16, 10:33 AM:

The Board of Aldermen is expected to vote Friday on a symbolic ban against any new schools opening in St. Louis, where the population of children continues to shrink

Missouri lawmakers passed a tax credit program to fund school choice. How will it work?
Jun 3, 5:24 AM: Missouri is on the cusp of creating a program that directs donations funded by tax credits to help parents offset the cost of sending their kids to private school.
Missouri high court again rejects GOP bid to weaken unions
Jun 2, 7:47 AM: For the second time in three weeks, Missouri judges have rejected attempts by the state’s Republican-led Legislature to weaken labor unions.
Lift For Life’s Danielle Price receives national charter school honor
May 27, 6:18 AM: "Being at a charter school allows me the opportunity to meet each student’s individual needs by creating a classroom environment that is a reflection of my students, create innovative lessons, to be my authentic self and >



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