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.  

Kansas City Star’s Editorial On Charter School Lawsuit Misleading

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The recent editorial, Settle funding dispute between charter schools, KC district, by the Kansas City Star misleads readers on key pieces of the ongoing lawsuit between nine Kansas City charter public schools and the Kansas City Missouri School District (KCMSD). The editorial leads readers to believe that federal courts have ruled against the charter public […]