Gateway Science Academy Community Breakfast Highlights Fall 2011

Gateway Fall 2011 Breakfast

Gateway Science Academy hosted their first annual community awareness breakfast on December 8, 2011.  The event was a huge success and was attended by many of the school’s parents as well as local elected officials and other community leaders.  Check out Gateway Science Academy’s fall 2011 newsletter below for more details on this event, as […]

UMSL Daily Features St. Louis Language Immersion Schools

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From UMSL Daily, November 10,2011 Danielle Coffyn never imagined she could shape young minds while still having the opportunity to use the language she loves. That was until the French major heard about the University of Missouri–St. Louis  College of Education’s post-baccalaureate teaching certification and master’s program. She enrolled in the program and soon was placed as […]

More Welcoming Climate for Charter Schools Should be Part of Reforming KC Schools

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The Star’s November 1 editorial, Move Carefully in reforming KC Schools District, stated that one option for helping students in Kansas City public schools is to create “a more welcoming climate for charter schools.” We agree completely. According to a recent report by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 9,312 students are currently enrolled […]

MCPSA Commentary: Autonomy for Accountability Bargain Important to Keep for Charters

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This piece was published in the November 14 letters section of the St. Louis Post- Dispatch In a November 6 Letter to the Editor of the St. Louis Post Dispatch, Missouri State Board of Education President Peter Herschend discussed his views of the State Board’s role in the oversight of Missouri’s charter schools. Regarding the […]

Renaissance Academy Charter School Closure Being Done Responsibly

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The board of Renaissance Academy charter school in Kansas City has decided not to submit a renewal application when their charter expires on June 30, 2012. This decision means that the school will close at the end of the current academic year. Based on consistently low achievement during the school’s five-­ year charter term, the […]