MCPSA Commentary: Discoveries in Series on Imagine Schools Troubling


This piece was featured in the Guest Commentary section of the St. Louis Post- Dispatch on November 2, 2011. In our guest commentary, Imagine must be held accountable for its troubling record (published on September 22 in the St. Louis Post- Dispatch), the Missouri Charter Public School Association (MCPSA) hypothesized that a potential issue leading […]

2011 Missouri Charter Schools Conference Pictures


Pictures from the 2011 Missouri Charter Schools Conference are now available.

Kansas City and St. Louis Charter Schools Among Top Ten in New Report

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The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released their 6th annual report detailing the nation’s charter public school landscape. The report, A Growing Movement: America’s Largest Charter School Communities, found that Kansas City ranked fourth in percentage of public school students being served by charter schools.  St. Louis ranked seventh in the same report. Kansas […]

MCPSA 2011 Conference Recap – Day One


MCPSA Conference Recap – Day 1 The 2011 Missouri Charter Schools Conference kicked off with a welcome speech from MCPSA Executive Director, Dr. Douglas Thaman, and a stunning performance by the Grand Center Arts Academy Show Choir. In his speech Thaman stressed the need to “take a step back, evaluate what has been working, consider […]

MCPSA Promotes Increased Access to Charter Schools to Help Students in Troubled Districts


At a recent hearing of the Joint Interim Committee on School Accreditation the Missouri Charter Public School Association (MCPSA) promoted increased access to charter schools to help students in troubled districts.  The MCPSA testified on two key ways that charter public schools can help in the Committee’s quest to find a solution to the Turner v. Clayton […]