Registration is Open for the 2013 Missouri Charter Schools Conference

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Registration for MCPSA’s  2013 annual conference: Building on Excellence is now live on our website. We have put together an exciting lineup of speakers, workshops, and networking opportunities that you don’t want to miss! The 2013 Missouri Charter Schools Conference will take place on the evening of Wednesday, October 2 through noon on Friday, October […]

MCPSA Receives $100,000 Grant to Aide Charter School Business Operations


The Missouri Charter Public School Association (MCPSA) has received a grant of $100,000 from the St. Louis Social Venture Partners, a philanthropic program of the Regional Business Council.  The grant will be used for a two- year program to assist St. Louis charter schools in their business operations management. “We are very excited to be […]

Hundreds Attend National School Choice Week Rally in Kansas City

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The Missouri Charter Public School Association, charter school leaders, national education reform leaders and other organizations rallied in Kansas City for school choice during National School Choice Week.  The rally was part of a whistle stop tour beginning in Los Angeles and ending in New York to celebrate National School Choice Week 2013. MCPSA Executive […]

MCPSA, Charter School Leaders and National Education Reform Advocates to Speak During Kansas City National School Choice Week Event

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National School Choice Week ‘Special’ nation’s first cross-country whistle-stop train tour promoting school choice; Joe Trippi, Lisa Graham Keegan set to speak at rally KANSAS CITY, MO. (Jan. 9, 2013) — Students, parents, teachers, and community leaders will rally at Union Station Kansas City on Monday, Jan. 28 to celebrate the arrival of the National […]

MCPSA Executive Director Talks Charter Schools on Missouri Viewpoints


by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) – With high-profile failures of public schools in the St. Louis and Kansas City areas, more communities and families are considering the option of charter schools to fill the shortfalls. Dr. Douglas Thaman, President of the Missouri Charter Public School Association, says in an interview on “Missouri Viewpoints” that […]