The State of Missouri’s 2014 Annual Performance Report for Public Schools

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Missouri Charter Public School Association Press Release The State of Missouri’s 2014 Annual Performance Report for Public Schools September 2, 2014 Public charter schools are independent, public, and tuition-free schools given the freedom to be more innovative while being held accountable for advancing student achievement. Because they are public schools they are open to all […]

Educating Alternative Student Populations

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Kansas City Star – Educating Alternative Student Populations August 22, 2014   MCPSA was pleased to offer comment in an important Kansas City Star story regarding the education of alternative student populations:   (http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article1272075.html).    We are grateful for the fine work of Mark Williamson and his team at DeLaSalle Education Center and believe it’s […]

Letter to the Editor

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St. Louis Post Dispatch Letter to the Editor August 11, 2014 The letter submitted on August 9th, ‘School op-ed didn’t compare apples to apples’ expressed disappointment from my respected colleague, Ron Paul, regarding the charter public schools right to equitable public school funding. Unfortunately, Mr. Paul relied on age-old, inaccurate, myths regarding charter public schools. […]

Weekend Incidents in Ferguson, Missouri and Resources

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In February 2012 the shooting in Sanford, Florida of Trayvon Martin made a national impact including within several of the charter schools in Missouri.  There were students, particularly within the middle and high schools, with questions, strong opinions, and even the staging of a silent protest in a school’s cafeteria. The unfortunate shooting of Michael […]

MCPSA Press Release – July 28, 2014

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PRESS RELEASE July 28, 2014 Last week the University of Arkansas released a report entitled, The Productivity of Public Charter Schools.  The report is a follow up to the University’s April 2014 national charter school revenue study, Charter School Funding: Inequity Expands.  These studies utilized factual data regarding the amount of public money invested in public charter […]