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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed a charter school reform measure Wednesday night.
The measure is intended to address some of the problems in the state’s Charter school system.
A news release says difficulties at several schools, including the Renaissance Academy for Math and Science, the Ethel Hedgeman Lyle Academy, and multiple campuses of the Imagine Schools in St. Louis.
“The failure of a charter school impacts the community and our state, and it is a serious setback for the students and parents the school is supposed to serve,” the Governorsaid. “It is evident that reform had to occur, and that stronger accountability standards were necessary," Nixon said in a news release.
Some of the reforms include:
n As of August 28th, prospective new sponsors of charter schools will go through an application and approval process with DESE.
After a sponsor is approved, DESE will continue with its evaluation…
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