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Missouri School Choice Survey Print E-mail
Friday, May 02, 2014

Students across Missouri want better educational options. That's the clear message of a recent poll of Missouri voters. Read it now: Missouri K-12 & School Choice Survey.



A Homegrown Charter School: Lafayette Preparatory Academy Print E-mail
By James V. Shuls, Ph.D.   
Friday, November 09, 2012

Have you ever wished your local school would be a little more responsive to your family’s needs? Or have you been searching for a high-quality free school in your area? Those were the concerns of several families in Saint Louis, but instead of hoping and wishing, they are trying to make this dream a reality. Through a true homegrown effort, a new school will be opening in the downtown Saint Louis area next fall: Lafayette Preparatory Academy. I had the opportunity to sit down with Susan Marino, the head of school for this new free, public charter school. Below you will find a transcript of our conversation.

College, Character, and Community Print E-mail
By James V. Shuls, Ph.D.   
Friday, November 09, 2012

At the Missouri State School Board meeting, where charter schools receive their final approval, the coordinator of educational support services for the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education remarked about the excellent application of EAGLE College Prep. This made me curious about the school and I wondered what would make this school so exemplary. So, I recently sat down with Dr. Suzanne Johnson, the school leader of EAGLE College Prep, and Matt Hoehner, the Saint Louis regional executive director of Educational Enterprises, the school’s management company. Below are some quick facts and the transcript from our conversation.

State Applies Funding for Schools, Broadband Print E-mail
By Andrew Guevara   
Thursday, January 21, 2010

On Wednesday, the state's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) presented its application for nearly $750 million in federal funding to the state Senate Committee on Education.

Judge Hears Bayless Teacher Union Case Print E-mail
By Audrey Spalding   
Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The state's largest teacher union, the Missouri National Education Association (MNEA), argued in court on Friday that public school teachers should be represented by either a single union, or none.

School Districts Likely to See State Funding Cut Print E-mail
By Andrew Guevara   
Tuesday, December 15, 2009

On Monday night, Sen. Kurt Schaefer (R-Columbia) told the Columbia Board of Education that more cuts to the state budget seemed certain, and that the steep decline in state tax revenues would likely affect funding for public schools.

Charter School Regulations Proposed for 2010 Legislative Session Print E-mail
By Dan Fitzgerald   
Monday, November 16, 2009

The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is proposing new regulations for Missouri's 40 charter schools.

Teacher Union Bargaining Cases Move Forward Print E-mail
By Audrey Spalding   
Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Lawsuits filed on behalf of two district affiliates of the Missouri National Education Association have moved forward. The Springfield union affiliate has appealed a judge's decision that teachers can choose between single, multiple, or no union representation, and a case filed by the Bayless union affiliate will go to trial in December.



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