National School Choice Week

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Press Release January 12, 2015 School Choice, Let Me Be Me As the New Year begins, millions of school choice supporters around the country are making plans to raise awareness about the importance of greater opportunities in K-12 education. Individuals, schools and organizations across the country have planned an unprecedented 10,100 events for January 2015 […]

Increased Funding for the Charter Schools Program

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Members, We received good news today!  The Charter Schools Program (CSP) received a $5 million (2%) increase in the FY2015 funding bill, for a total of $253.1 million. To put this in context, only a handful of K-12 competitive grant programs received a funding increase this year – the vast majority of programs were level-funded […]

NCLB Flexibility Extension for Missouri

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October 9, 2014 Obama Administration Approves NCLB Flexibility Extension Requests for Six States The Obama Administration announced today that Arizona, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oregon, Rhode Island and Utah have received a one-year extension for flexibility from certain provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB). “America’s schools and […]

The State of Missouri’s 2014 Annual Performance Report for Public Schools

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Missouri Charter Public School Association Press Release The State of Missouri’s 2014 Annual Performance Report for Public Schools September 2, 2014 Public charter schools are independent, public, and tuition-free schools given the freedom to be more innovative while being held accountable for advancing student achievement. Because they are public schools they are open to all […]

Educating Alternative Student Populations

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Kansas City Star – Educating Alternative Student Populations August 22, 2014   MCPSA was pleased to offer comment in an important Kansas City Star story regarding the education of alternative student populations:   (http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article1272075.html).    We are grateful for the fine work of Mark Williamson and his team at DeLaSalle Education Center and believe it’s […]