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:   (    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 […]

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  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 […]