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Female student punished for false accusation of sexual assault

By   /  November 30, 2016  /  Campus Culture, Education, Missouri  /  No Comments

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Too often, students who make false accusations of sexual assault receive no punishment. This needs to change.

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Kansas City charter looks to turn around bad neighborhood

By   /  August 5, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Missouri  /  No Comments

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The Kansas City Neighborhood Academy in East Kansas City hopes to transform the neighborhood in which it’s located into one of opportunity.

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Judge rejects parents’ plea to be heard in charter lawsuit

By   /  July 21, 2016  /  Education Blog, Missouri  /  No Comments

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A federal judge has rejected an effort by charter school parents to join defendants in a lawsuit filed by the NAACP and St Louis Public Schools  over charter funding. U.S. District Judge Henry Autrey ruled that LaDiva Pierce and Ken Ross Jr. do not have standing to join the suit. Read more here.

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Missouri judge considers standing of parents in charter school funding debate

By   /  July 14, 2016  /  Education Blog, Missouri  /  No Comments

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A lawsuit filed in April by St. Louis Public Schools, the NAACP, and co-plaintiffs could mean the loss of tens of millions of dollars to charter schools in the city, and parents of children attending those schools want their voices to be heard, St. Louis Public Radio reports. In the lawsuit, district schools argue that […]

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Missouri school transfer law victory highlights need for school choice

By   /  June 10, 2016  /  Education, Missouri, News  /  No Comments

LOSING CHOICE: School choice has been a great equalizer in Vermont for nearly 150 years, but Act 46 stands to wipe out that tradition, and people need to understand the law before it’s too late.

A ruling this week in favor of parents trying to use the Missouri school transfer law is one small victory in a much larger school choice battle. The state’s school transfer law, designed to allow parents to move their children from failing traditional public schools to better performing districts, has been in and out of the […]

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Next up: Combining tax-credit scholarships and ESAs

By   /  May 10, 2016  /  Education, Missouri, National, News  /  No Comments

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Missouri lawmakers are toying with the idea of combining two bulwarks of the school choice movement – tax credit scholarships and education savings accounts

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