In this policy brief, we examine the role of school governance and its potential impacts on schools. We provide a specific look at how traditional public and public charter school governance models vary here in Missouri.Read More
In this policy brief, we examine grade-level configuration approaches in Missouri, the existing research around configuration, and offer a view into the new approaches going into place in Normandy Schools Collaborative and Ferguson-Florissant School District.Read More
(REVISED 8/29/2019) In this policy brief, we examine how the state of Missouri funds charter schools in St. Louis city and Kansas CityRead More
In this policy brief, we take a look back at Missouri’s transfer law, how it affected Normandy and Riverview Gardens, and some of the other implications of accreditation for Missouri’s school districts.Read More
In this policy brief, we provide a brief history of Missouri’s standards and assessments and how these changes to large-scale assessment systems impact state and local decisions and funding.
In this policy brief, we take a look Missouri’s NAEP performance over the years and how it has remained mostly unchanged over the last 14 years. We compare Missouri’s results to National trends and look at how different students have performed.Read More
In this policy brief, we take a look back at SLPS’s history moving into and back out of state oversight, how the district’s performance changed over this time period, how the approach in SLPS differs from other state takeovers, and how stability in district leadership provided a path forward for SLPS to return to its locally elected school board.Read More