MCPSA Letter to the Editor – Governor Nixon Should Sign SB 576

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Published in the St. Louis Post- Dispatch on May 31, 2012 In his State of the State address last January, Governor Nixon called on the legislature to send to his desk “a comprehensive charter school accountability bill that holds all charter schools – and their sponsors – to high standards of academic achievement and financial […]

MCPSA OpEd – Imagine Closures Show Charter Schools are Accountable

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Published in the St. Louis Beacon on April 19, 2012 The recent news of the closures of all six Imagine Schools, Inc. operated charter schools in St. Louis has sparked renewed cries that the charter school model of public education has failed and is not a viable option for Missouri’s families.  What these closures show, […]

Missouri Senate Passes Charter School Legislation

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The Missouri Senate today passed Senate Bill 576, increasing the accountability on charter schools and expanding their reach into areas outside of St. Louis and Kansas City.  This legislation is the first major charter school bill passed by the State Senate since the original charter school statute passed in 1998.  The bill passed by a […]

MCPSA Launches New Public School Data Dashboard

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The Missouri Charter Public School Association (MCPSA) has released a new Data Dashboard on our website at  This is an exciting new online tool that Missouri families can use to find a quality public school for their children. “The new MCPSA Data Dashboard will give parents and families an excellent tool when considering the […]

More Welcoming Climate for Charter Schools Should be Part of Reforming KC Schools

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The Star’s November 1 editorial, Move Carefully in reforming KC Schools District, stated that one option for helping students in Kansas City public schools is to create “a more welcoming climate for charter schools.” We agree completely. According to a recent report by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 9,312 students are currently enrolled […]