National School Choice Week

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Press Release January 12, 2015 School Choice, Let Me Be Me As the New Year begins, millions of school choice supporters around the country are making plans to raise awareness about the importance of greater opportunities in K-12 education. Individuals, schools and organizations across the country have planned an unprecedented 10,100 events for January 2015 […]

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 […]