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 […]

Shearwater Charter School Featured in Teacher Town Hall

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Shearwater Education Foundation President/ CEO Stephanie Krauss was featured on the panel of the Nine Network’s Teacher Town Hall.  The town hall meeting focused on the dropout crisis in america and fostered discussion among teachers on the frontline of the fight for a solution.  The Teacher Town Hall was Nine’s kickoff event for American Graduate: Let’s […]