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.  […]

KIPP Schools Wins Third Annual Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT July 1, 2014 Katherine Bathgate (202) 521-2827 Katherine@publiccharters.org  KIPP Schools Wins Third Annual Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools “Charter schools like KIPP have shown us what is possible – that every student can succeed.”   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today at the National Charter Schools Conference, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation […]

Letter to the Editor – Normandy Schools Collaborative

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR JUNE 17, 2014 On June 16th the Missouri State Board of Education voted to non-accredit the new Normandy Schools Collaborative (NSC). The Missouri Charter Public School Association (MCPSA) expressed concern however we do recognize the decision by the State Board to establish the NSC and subsequent decisions were monumental and pioneering […]

MCPSA Press Release – June 16, 2014

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Today the Missouri State Board of Education Denies Families in Normandy Real Choice When families in Normandy woke up this morning they had educational choices. The question where to send our children to school included options. Families could choose to enroll their children in the unaccredited Normandy School District. They could elect to transfer their […]

Nixon Veto of SB493

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The Veto of Senate Bill 493 Compromises a Quality Public Education for All Missouri Students This afternoon Governor Jay Nixon indicated he would veto Senate Bill 493 when it reaches his desk stating the Bill would “create further disruption for students in struggling school districts by eliminating the requirement that unaccredited school districts pay for […]