Federal Funding is Crucial for our Charter Schools

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Federal Funding is Crucial for our Charter Schools By:  Douglas P. Thaman Thousands more of St. Louis’ children could soon get their shot at achieving the American dream and be on the path toward getting prepared for a career of their choice. Or not, depending on what happens in Washington over the coming months as […]

MCPSA / Charter Board Partners Join Forces to Improve the Quality of Public Charter Schools

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 Missouri Charter Public School Association and Charter Board Partners Join Forces to Improve the Quality of Public Charter Schools Today the Missouri Charter Public School Association (MCPSA) and Charter Board Partners (CBP) announced a partnership with the goal of strengthening public charter school governing boards across the State of Missouri.  Through this partnership, charter schools, […]

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 […]