Academy for Integrated Arts Celebrates “Night at the Nelson”


KANSAS CITY, MO – About 100 students, parents and guests at the Academy for Integrated Arts (AFIA), a charter public school in mid-town Kansas City, celebrated the end of the school’s first academic year with a special “Night at the Nelson” on June 6, 2013. The school’s mission is to use the arts in a […]

St. Louis Charter School Tours Draw Great Reviews from Community Leaders


On Tuesday, February 26 the Missouri Charter Public School Association(MCPSA) co-hosted a tour of several St. Louis charter schools in coordination with Mayor Francis Slay’s office.  The tours drew community leaders from across the city and metro areas and received great reviews. One tour participant stated that they enjoyed “seeing the different models and approaches […]

New Video from IFF Highlights the Success of KIPP St. Louis

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IFF- KIPP Inspire Academy from IFF CDFI on Vimeo. If you want to see how a charter school can turnaround a neighborhood watch this video from IFF on KIPP Inspire Academy in St. Louis. KIPP Inspire Academy’s mission is to inspire students to develop the character and academic skills necessary to succeed in high school […]

Report on Financially Stressed Charter Schools Missing Necessary Background

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It is very disappointing to read recent reports missing key background information on five Missouri charter schools meeting the state’s definition of “financially stressed” schools.  The State Board of Education and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education are well aware that it will take three years for a new charter school to build the […]

Crossroads Academy of Kansas City Now Enrolling

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Crossroads Academy of Kansas City is now enrolling students in grades K-5 for fall 2012. Open enrollment will last from March 1 -31. If applications exceed capacity there will be a lottery on March 31. As a tuition-free independent charter school, Crossroads Academy is accessible to any student living within the boundaries of the Kansas […]