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 […]

State Standards Study Groups in Development

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State Standards Study Groups in Development – Revised July 21, 2014 In accordance with HB 1490, passed in the last legislative session and signed by Governor Nixon, groups of classroom teachers and other education professionals, career and technical education representatives, and parents will soon begin work studying learning standards and academic performance standards for the state.  […]