Three Charter Public Schools Recognized by DESE for Distinguished Performance


(St. Louis, MO)  For the first time, three Missouri charter public schools have been recognized by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for “Distinction in Performance” based on their final Annual Performance Report (APR). Academie Lafayette, Allen Village and University Academy charter schools, all located in Kansas City, were among 329 Missouri […]

MCPSA Responds to Former Paideia Board Chairman’s Arrest

Paideia Academy Building

The Missouri Charter Public Association (MCPSA) strongly condemns the alleged actions uncovered by the FBI, the U.S. Department of Education and the Inspector General’s Office in their investigation of the closed Paideia Academy Charter School Board Chairman Fred Robinson. Schools entrusted with state and federal dollars should be held to high standards of accountability to […]

MCPSA Congratulates Two Missouri Charter Public Schools on High Honors

(St. Louis, MO) – Two Missouri charter public schools, and one charter school leader, have recently been awarded high honors for making a positive impact in the lives of their students. St. Louis Charter School was recently named a National School of Character by the Character Education Partnership, the first Missouri charter public school to […]

KIPP St. Louis Hires New Executive Director

The St. Louis Beacon recently published an article on KIPP St. Louis hiring Kelly Garrett as their new Executive Director.  He will lead their St. Louis expansion, seeking a new site for their second school to be located in north St. Louis. The article also featured comments on recently released MAP scores from MCPSA Executive […]

Grand Center Arts Academy Near Opening

Grand Center Arts Academy Opening

BY TIM BRYANT • > 314-340-8206 | Posted: Monday, August 8, 2011 4:42 pm | Work is nearing completion for the Grand Center Arts Academy, which will open late this month in Grand Center as a performing and visual arts charter school. A ribbon cutting is set for Aug. 17 at the school, which is in the Beaux […]