Increased Funding for the Charter Schools Program

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Members, We received good news today!  The Charter Schools Program (CSP) received a $5 million (2%) increase in the FY2015 funding bill, for a total of $253.1 million. To put this in context, only a handful of K-12 competitive grant programs received a funding increase this year – the vast majority of programs were level-funded […]

NCLB Flexibility Extension for Missouri

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October 9, 2014 Obama Administration Approves NCLB Flexibility Extension Requests for Six States The Obama Administration announced today that Arizona, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oregon, Rhode Island and Utah have received a one-year extension for flexibility from certain provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB). “America’s schools and […]

Press Release – New Public School Options on the Horizon for St. Louis

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New Public School Options on the Horizon for St. Louis September 16, 2014 ​ MCPSA offers our congratulations to Vernare Learning Charter School receiving their approval this morning by the Missouri State Board of Education to open in 2016! Vernare Learning Charter School will start as a K-2 school with 270 students. Additional students will […]

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 […]