Kansas City Charter School Crisis Exposed

This report unpacks the perilous journey of a local school that struggled to stay afloat this year. 

The basics . . .

The Missouri Charter Public School Commission cited low test scores that lagged behind Kansas City Public Schools when it voted in February to revoke Genesis School’s charter.

What followed was a drawn-out appeals process — first to the state’s department of education and then to a judge. In his ruling, a Cole County judge sided with Genesis, allowing the school’s charter to be reinstated.

Genesis has reopened, but the question of what a charter school can be and who it serves remains.

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Kansas City's Genesis School taught at-risk students for years. Then it nearly lost its charter

Genesis reopened after losing its charter earlier this year, but the near-miss raised larger questions about what success and accountability looks like for charters that serve students with high needs.