MCPSA to Co-Host National School Choice Week Train Stop in Kansas City

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School Choice Supporters Announce Cross-Country, Whistle-Stop Train Tour for National School Choice Week 2013 The “National School Choice Week Special” will travel from Los Angeles to New York, with 14 whistle-stops along the way, Jan. 25 to Feb. 2, 2013 LOS ANGELES (Dec. 3, 2012) — Tens of thousands of parents, students, teachers, community leaders […]

Charter School Quality in St. Louis Takes Center Stage at Annual NACSA Conference

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A special plenary panel on charter school closures in St. Louis brought quality center stage at the 2012 National Alliance of Charter School Authorizers annual conference in Memphis, TN. Earlier this year, Missouri’s State Board of Education made the difficult but necessary decision to close six chronically low performing charter schools in St. Louis–one of […]

Mayor Slay and MCPSA Announce Three New Charter Schools to Open in Fall 2013


On Thursday, October 18 St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and MCPSA Executive Director Dr. Douglas Thaman announced that three new charter schools will open in the fall of 2013.  The announcement highlighted the three leaders of the new schools describing each school’s programs and culture. The three new schools opening in fall 2013 are Gateway Science […]

Missouri Charter Public School Association Awarded $814,500 in Grants During First Half of 2012

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The Missouri Charter Public School Association (MCPSA) has been awarded over $814,500 in grants during the first half of 2012 to help support the Association’s work with Missouri’s charter schools to continue reaching standards of quality and promoting the expansion of charter schools throughout the State of Missouri. “These generous grants from our various supporters […]

MCPSA Awarded $211,000 Grant from Kauffman Foundation


Media Contacts: Dr. Douglas Thaman, Missouri Charter Public School Association, 314-261-3657, Barb Schulte, Kauffman Foundation, 816-932-1103, Funds will support training for boards, leaders of six Kansas City charter schools (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) June 19, 2012 – The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has awarded the Missouri Charter Public School Association (MCPSA) a $211,000 grant […]