A charter school is an independent public school supported with public funds and operated in partnership with a state-approved sponsor. Charter schools are held to the same standards as traditional public schools. The College of Education supports high-quality schooling options and sponsors charter schools through the MU Office of Charter School Sponsorship. The office strives to improve the quality and performance of Missouri charter schools by collaborating with stakeholders to achieve exceptional educational outcomes for all students.

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