State Standards Study Groups in Development

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State Standards Study Groups in Development – Revised July 21, 2014 In accordance with HB 1490, passed in the last legislative session and signed by Governor Nixon, groups of classroom teachers and other education professionals, career and technical education representatives, and parents will soon begin work studying learning standards and academic performance standards for the state.  […]

KIPP Schools Wins Third Annual Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT July 1, 2014 Katherine Bathgate (202) 521-2827 Katherine@publiccharters.org  KIPP Schools Wins Third Annual Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools “Charter schools like KIPP have shown us what is possible – that every student can succeed.”   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today at the National Charter Schools Conference, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation […]

University Academy Graduates Receive Nearly $3 Million in Scholarships

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KANSAS CITY, MO – When the 54 graduates from University Academy walk across the stage on Friday, May 23 to receive their diplomas, each of them also will be walking into bright college careers paid for with a total of nearly $3 million in scholarships, or an average of $50,000 per student.  The individual awards […]

Nixon Veto of SB493

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The Veto of Senate Bill 493 Compromises a Quality Public Education for All Missouri Students This afternoon Governor Jay Nixon indicated he would veto Senate Bill 493 when it reaches his desk stating the Bill would “create further disruption for students in struggling school districts by eliminating the requirement that unaccredited school districts pay for […]

Missouri General Assembly Legislative Recap – May 17, 2014

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Senate Bill 493 – Transfer Bill SB493 was Truly Agreed To and Finally Passed. In regards to charter schools: This act allows the school board of an accredited district or a combination of school boards of accredited districts to sponsor charter schools located in unaccredited school districts. (Section 160.400) When a sponsor notifies a charter […]