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Only one alternative charter high school is still operating in Missouri, prompting supporters to suggest the state change the way it measures progress at a school that serves only students who struggle academically or drop out.

The Star reports DeLaSalle Education Center in Kansas City is the only alternative charter high school among 45 charter schools operating in Kansas City and St. Louis. Only nine of the charter schools are high schools.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Gov. Jay Nixon signing one education bill, and vetoing another
  • Nixon also signs off on small business tax credit
  • UM Press closure to go on as expected
  • Columbia Fire Marshal to retire on Friday
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Gov. Jay Nixon has signed into law a measure offering a tax break for some small businesses in Missouri.

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Legislation that’s designed to stem a potential flood of students from unaccredited schools in St. Louis and Kansas City to nearby suburban schools was heard Tuesday before a Missouri Senate committee.