Missouri Baptist University http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. Baptist University to relinquish sponsorship of St. Louis charter schools http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-baptist-university-relinquish-sponsorship-st-louis-charter-schools <p>Missouri&rsquo;s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education says Missouri Baptist University will relinquish its sponsorship of four charter school systems in St. Louis.</p><p>The university&rsquo;s sponsorship included six schools with the Imagine Academies that <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/authorization-mo-baptist-university-sponsor-charter-schools-be-reviewed-0">had come under fire</a> for poor student performance and deficit spending.</p> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 21:28:19 +0000 Maria Altman 3390 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Baptist University to relinquish sponsorship of St. Louis charter schools Authorization of Mo. Baptist University to sponsor charter schools to be reviewed http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/authorization-mo-baptist-university-sponsor-charter-schools-be-reviewed-0 <p>The Missouri State Board will review Missouri Baptist University&rsquo;s authorization to sponsor charter schools next month.</p><p>MBU holds four charters, which include six Imagine Academy schools in St. Louis.</p><p>The board will hold a public hearing April 16&nbsp;in Jefferson City and is expected to a make a decision the next day.</p><p>Department of Elementary and Secondary Education spokeswoman Michelle Clark says the board has never revoked a sponsor or even held a public hearing.</p> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 22:26:17 +0000 Maria Altman 3313 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Authorization of Mo. Baptist University to sponsor charter schools to be reviewed