Hogan Prep Academy Featured for Making AYP

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Hogan College Prep High School was recently featured on Fox 4 in Kansas City for making the difficult benchmark of Adequate Yearly Progress under the federal No Child Left Behind standards.  Click the video below to watch the feature.  Congratulations to Hogan Prep!

MCPSA Editorial: Imagine Schools, Inc. Not Meeting Acceptable Performance

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Simply put, a charter is a contract to improve student achievement. The Missouri Charter Public School Association (MCPSA) commends the charter public schools in the State who are honoring this contract and operating in the best interest of the students they serve.  MCPSA is, however, deeply concerned by the performance trends being displayed by the […]

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

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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 Promotes Charter Schools on Kansas City Public Television’s “The Local Show”

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MCPSA Executive Director, Dr. Douglas Thaman, recently participated in a charter school panel discussion on Kansas City Public Television’s The Local Show.   Click below to view the full episode.