- Opinion: Denver’s shrinking school enrollment is an opportunity to improve
- > Mar 3, 6:22 AM: The Denver Public School Board just navigated a difficult set of decisions regarding the renewal of 16 of Denver’s 58 charter schools. The DPS charter renewal process and outcome was an exemplar for how to do school authorizing with
- Opinion: School choice is public accountability to parents
- Parents Challenge partner with low-income families to make sure they > Feb 28, 7:50 AM: We must close these achievement gaps by empowering families to become better education consumers through informed school choice. That’s why my colleagues and I at
- Denver Public Schools turns to federal COVID-19 relief money to avoid layoffs
- Feb 25, 9:18 AM: Denver Public Schools said Thursday it is using COVID-19 relief money to avoid laying off employees as declining student enrollment cuts into school budgets.
- More students attend Colorado charter schools, but access still isn’t equal
- Feb 24, 7:01 AM: More Colorado students than ever are enrolled in charter schools, and those students posted higher test scores than those of students in district-run schools during a pandemic-disrupted school year.
- Academy District 20 cancels high school classes Friday due to 'sick out' planned by teachers
- Feb 18, 7:30 AM: Nearly 30% of Academy District 20 high school teachers have called off of work Friday as part of a "sick out" over proposed schedule changes announced in early February that would impact their workloads.
- Column: Teachers union at war with Douglas County School District
- > Feb 17, 7:25 AM: It’s time for another test of the death-grip teachers unions hold over public education in Colorado. Once again, the target is the Douglas County School District. I say “once again” because DCS has been targeted before and this has
- Roaring Fork school board updated on charter school negotiations
- > Feb 14, 9:43 AM: There are a couple negotiation points Stein updated the board about at Wednesday’s meeting. The first negotiation point was demographics. The contract with TRCS will include language requiring that TRCS have enrollment policies in
- Flagstaff Academy Charter School librarian earns “Highly Effective Schools Through Libraries” designation
Flagstaff Academy Charter School Librarian Denise von Minden has earned Colorado’s “Highly Effective Schools Through Libraries” designation.
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- Poll says support for teachers' unions collapses, union official contests findings
- Feb 9, 9:33 AM: Public regard for teachers' unions took a nosedive in a survey that shows Coloradans strongly supporting parents having more say in their children's education.
- Denver proposal would grant innovation school teachers union job protections
- > Feb 8, 8:52 AM: Teachers at Denver’s semi-autonomous innovation schools would gain union job protections under a proposal being considered by the Denver school board — including a 40-hour work week, a grievance procedure, and a schedule aligned
- Opinion: Allow Colorado 529 plans to pay for K-12 private schools
- Feb 3, 9:49 AM: House Bill 1019 would allow parents to use tax-free accounts to pay for K-12 private school tuition
- Hundreds of Douglas County teachers plan to call out in protest of recent board moves, union president says
- > Feb 2, 6:42 AM: Hundreds of Douglas County School District employees, including teachers, are requesting substitutes for Thursday as they plan to call out of work in protest of recent actions taken by the newly-elected school board, said the
- Boulder Valley School District aims to hire more teachers of color
- > Feb 1, 6:36 AM: The Boulder Valley School District is holding a “Teacher of Color Hiring Event” in February, aiming to increase the diversity of the district’s teaching staff to better reflect the diversity of its student
- Durango School District 9-R board rejects charter school’s request for early state review
- > Jan 27, 8:58 AM: Ascent Classical Academies, the charter school business seeking to open a school in the Durango area, wanted to bypass the school district’s local chartering authority to pursue a more expeditious approval process through the state.
- Some parents want to use the school choice system to desegregate Colorado schools
- Jan 24, 9:03 AM: Lefkowits is one of a growing number of white families who believe integrated public schools are crucial to building a multiracial democracy.
- Editorial: School choice in Colorado is personal, not political
- > Jan 24, 6:47 AM: Lately, the school choice movement has hit an impasse in Colorado. Not for a lack of commitment by its advocates and certainly not due to a shortfall in demand among parents. It’s because dogma-driven politicians and special
- Colorado sees K-12 public school enrollment drop for second year in a row
- > Jan 20, 6:57 AM: The decline in enrollment is small – less than 1% – compared to the first year of the public health crisis, but places schools at risk of losing money and comes on the heels of the state’s public schools losing more than 20,000
- Merit Academy to resubmit charter school application to Woodland Park School District
- > Jan 18, 7:57 AM: Because of a surge in attendance, the Jan. 12 RE-2 School District Board of Education meeting was moved to Woodland Park High School’s Dickson Auditorium. The 130 people who showed up wouldn’t have fit in the usual meeting
- Denver charter focused on inclusion for students with disabilities to close
- > Jan 14, 9:17 AM: A Denver charter elementary school focused on fully including students with disabilities will close at the end of this school year due to staffing and academic challenges school leaders say were exacerbated by the COVID-19
- State Supreme Court drops case over parental deadlock in school choice
- Jan 6, 7:27 AM: The Colorado Supreme Court will not hear an appeal that questioned whether judges may decide where children are to attend school when their divorced parents cannot agree.