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Organization continues touting charter schools across state

Organization continues touting charter schools across state

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Children’s Education Alliance of Missouri held two forums Monday with lawmakers in Columbia and Macon to emphasize new school choice options which could come about thanks to the passage of Rep. Rebecca Roeber’s charter school bill. Rep. Tim Remole spoke in Macon and Rep. Chuck Basye and Sen. Caleb Rowden

Speaker Todd Richardson speaks on his amendment to the charter school bill March 15, 2017. (Ben Peters/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Charter schools highlighted at rural education forum

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. – Butler County Republicans hosted a town hall forum at the Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce to discuss the effects of two major pieces of education reform going through the Missouri General Assembly. Speaker Todd Richardson, Rep. Steve Cookson and Sen. Doug Libla attended the event about Rep. Rebecca Roeber’s charter school

Speaker Todd Richardson speaks on his amendment to the charter school bill March 15, 2017. (Ben Peters/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

House passes charter school legislation in close vote before Spring Break

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Speaker Todd Richardson scored a major victory Thursday with the narrow 83-76 passage of Rep. Rebecca Roeber’s bill to expand the charter school bill system. Roeber’s bill will allow charter schools to establish themselves in any district which has at least one school building which scores below a 60 percent on

Letter to the Editor: Remove barriers restricting access to charter schools

By Eddy Justice, Poplar Bluff Dear Editor, As an active member of the community, I cannot help but wonder why Missouri’s elected officials aren’t embracing the fact that a quality public education is not achieved with a “one-size fits all” approach. While I am happy with the education my children received, I am cognizant that

Letter to the Editor: Why Republicans support school choice

By Rosa Robb, Columbia, Mo. Education savings accounts, charter schools and other ideas for expanding options for school choice are in front of this year’s General Assembly. Republicans should do whatever they can to increase the options for Missouri family’s to control their destiny when it comes to the education of their children. Republicans support


Bush touts education reform measures at Missouri Capitol

Jefferson City, Mo. – Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush highlighted a number of education reform efforts while speaking in the Missouri Capitol Thursday. Bush spoke at a press conference in the House Lounge with the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, advocating for several measures, including school choice, charter school education, and greater access to


Charter schools file motion to intervene in lawsuit over desegregation tax in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – On Tuesday, two families, representing St. Louis’ charter school population, filed a motion in federal court that would allow them to intervene as plaintiffs in a motion filed by the Saint Louis Public Schools Special Administrative Board (SAB). The SAB are plaintiffs in the lawsuit seeking to keep a 2/3 cent

Slay announces eight new charter schools for St. Louis

Saint Louis — Mayor Francis Slay is spending most of the first day of school visiting charter schools while touting a new trend of academic growth. Slay started his day at the state’s first all-girls public STEM school, Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls. The school specializes in science, technology, engineering and math. Slay also touted the

Column: Douglas Thaman “Funding Inequity”

Missouri Charter Public School Association 1804 Lafayette Ave., 2nd Floor · St. Louis, MO 63104 · 314.776.3551 · Fax 1.888.877.6890 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


House passes FY 2015 budget

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri House of Representatives gave first-round approval to a series of budget bills today, setting in motion the passage of the state’s FY2015 budget. Both parties worked quickly and under strict timetables to move though a slew of appropriations bills, almost all sponsored by House Budget Chairman Rick Stream, R-Kirkwood,