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 […]

MCPSA Press Release – July 28, 2014

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PRESS RELEASE July 28, 2014 Last week the University of Arkansas released a report entitled, The Productivity of Public Charter Schools.  The report is a follow up to the University’s April 2014 national charter school revenue study, Charter School Funding: Inequity Expands.  These studies utilized factual data regarding the amount of public money invested in public charter […]

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.  […]