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 […]

Brown v Board of Education

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60 years ago, on May 17, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered their ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, a decision changing education in the United States forever and confirming what sits at the core of being an American: every child, regardless of their ethnicity or socioeconomic background has a right to a quality education […]