MCPSA Talks Charters on KMOV “Extra Edition”

MCPSA Executive Director, Douglas Thaman, recently appeared on KMOV’s Extra Edition to discuss charter school performance in St. Louis.

MCPSA Talks with St. Louis Public Radio About Charter Schools

St. Louis Public Radio recently posted a two part series on charter schools, discussing the choices parents are making when seeking an education option for their child in the city fo St. Louis. The second part fo the series focuses on quality and accountability.  MCPSA Executive Director, Douglas Thaman, was interviewed for the piece. The […]

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 […]

MCPSA Names New Director of Advocacy and Communications

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July15, 2011) – Dr. Douglas Thaman, the Executive Director of The Missouri Charter Public School Association, announced that Earl Simms, has been named Director of Advocacy and Communications, effective July 11th.  Most recently, Simms served as the State Director of the Children’s Education Council of Missouri, a Missouri education reform group who […]

New classroom space opening at the Grand Center Arts Academy

BY ELISA CROUCH • > 314-340-8119 | Posted: Thursday, July 7, 2011 1:00 am ST. LOUIS • The $21.4 million transformation of the old Beaux Arts Building and Pythius Hall into a charter school with science labs, classrooms and dance studios is nearly complete, with code inspectors scheduled to walk through the building next […]