MCPSA OpEd – Imagine Closures Show Charter Schools are Accountable

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Published in the St. Louis Beacon on April 19, 2012 The recent news of the closures of all six Imagine Schools, Inc. operated charter schools in St. Louis has sparked renewed cries that the charter school model of public education has failed and is not a viable option for Missouri’s families.  What these closures show, […]

Missouri Senate Passes Charter School Legislation

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The Missouri Senate today passed Senate Bill 576, increasing the accountability on charter schools and expanding their reach into areas outside of St. Louis and Kansas City.  This legislation is the first major charter school bill passed by the State Senate since the original charter school statute passed in 1998.  The bill passed by a […]

Frontier Schools Featured on Kansas City Spanish Radio

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Frontier Schools students and staff were interviewed on Kansas City Spanish radio station La Gran D 1340AM.  The interview was done 100% in Spanish and discussed the school’s unique programs, focus on the city’s Hispanic community  and information on enrolling in the school. Click below to listen to the interview.

MCPSA Holds Screenings of ‘The Experiment’ in St. Louis and Kansas City


The Missouri Charter Public School Association hosted two free screenings of the charter school documentary The Experiment on Thursday, March 29 in St. Louis and Wednesday, April 4 in Kansas City.  The film follows five children in their journey through the shifting public education landscape of post Hurricane Katrina New Orleans and highlights how the city has […]

MCPSA Hosting Charter Governing Board Development Seminars


MCPSA’s first Governing Board Development Seminar is quickly approaching.  This interactive seminar will walk boards through the development of assessment tools for their school leaders, or in further refining a current assessment tool already in place.  The second piece of this interactive seminar is board self-­‐assessment. In order for boards to grow and change based […]