Charter Pulse

Selected readings on US charter schools

MISSOURI panel approves proposal to help charter schools

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A Missouri House committee on Monday approved a proposal requiring public schools to sell buildings to charter schools if requested, part of growing legislative efforts to … Continue reading

February 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

MISSOURI: All-girls charter school founded by Stillman finds home

Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls has purchased an approximately 57,000-square-foot building at 1901 N. Kingshighway Blvd., the site of a former Imagine charter school, for $1.75 million. The sale closed … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

MISSOURI: Stillman plans all-girls charter school

Mary Danforth Stillman plans to open an all-girls charter school in north or central St. Louis in August 2015. Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls, which will eventually enroll 500 girls, would … Continue reading

January 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

MISSOURI: Catholic school looking to charter school option for survival

ST. LOUIS • As an eighth-grader, William Howard starts the school day by clasping his hands and bowing his head in prayer. In two years, such an expression of faith … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

MISSOURI: Charter Schools Shine in APR and MAP Scores

Missouri’s charter public schools shine in the recent release of Annual Performance Reports (APR) and Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) results by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The measures … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

MISSOURI: Urban Montessori school scores 100 percent on Annual Performance Report

City Garden Montessori School is no longer a secret, especially not after the state released its Annual Performance Report (APR) scores for all school districts on Aug. 23. Located in … Continue reading

September 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

MISSOURI: St. Louis mayor pushes charter schools

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is seeing pockets of success at both the charter schools he aggressively promotes and city schools that sometimes compete with the rival charters for students … Continue reading

September 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

MISSOURI: St. Louis trying to nurture success in a city of academic struggle

ST. LOUIS • Mayor Francis Slay cut the ribbon on another charter school last week, expressing his confidence that the school will succeed in a city in which three out … Continue reading

September 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

MISSOURI: Charter Schools in the City of St. Louis Show Success

Charters Provide Choices for St. Louis Families New test results released today prove that charter schools are a strong alternative for a quality, free public education for students in the … Continue reading

August 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

MISSOURI: Classes resume at KC charter school after judge disagrees with state’s decision to close it

KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Classes are getting underway at a Kansas City charter school that Missouri education officials tried to close. Kindergarteners through second-graders at Gordon Parks Elementary go back … Continue reading

August 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

MISSOURI: St. Louis forges unique partnership with KIPP

Six years after refusing to sell vacant buildings to charter schools, leaders of St. Louis Public Schools on Thursday approved a partnership that would give the charter school organization KIPP … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

MISSOURI: School choice works

It is not too often that I find myself in agreement with the Post-Dispatch editorial board, but that is where I am after reading “Troubled Normandy School District has run … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · Leave a comment


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