Increased Funding for the Charter Schools Program

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Members, We received good news today!  The Charter Schools Program (CSP) received a $5 million (2%) increase in the FY2015 funding bill, for a total of $253.1 million. To put this in context, only a handful of K-12 competitive grant programs received a funding increase this year – the vast majority of programs were level-funded […]

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 […]