Kansas City Foundations Team Up to Support Local Teachers

Kauffman Foundation Building

From Donors Choose Kansas City: Do you have a great idea for a classroom activity or project that can make a real difference for kids – but lack materials or resources to make it work? DonorsChoose.org – and some local foundations – may have the help you need. The four foundations have formed a partnership with DonorsChoose.org, […]

MCPSA Sees Significant Bright Spots in Preliminary Charter MAP Scores

St. Louis, MO. (August 10, 2011) – The Missouri Charter Public School Association’s (MCPSA) initial review of preliminary MAP scores finds significant shining points for Missouri’s charter public schools. In Kansas City, sixteen charter public schools improved upon their Communications Arts scores from last year.  In addition, the scores show that six charter schools are […]

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 […]

St. Louis Post- Dispatch reviews Charter School MAP Scores

The St. Louis Post- Dispatch recently reviewed state MAP scores for charter public schools and found mixed results but acknowledged that more charter schools are improving.  The article included quotes from MCPSA Executive Director, Doug Thaman: “We’re seeing that we have charters now that are doing a great job of moving students out of that […]