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Democrats for Education Reform won’t deploy money in the Denver school board race
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Jun 19, 6:32 AM: A group that spent more than $400,000 two years ago to elect candidates who would maintain Denver’s specific brand of education reform won’t be participating in this year’s school board elections, the group’s director >
New Vision school taking shape in east Loveland
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Jun 19, 6:26 AM: New Vision opened in 2006 in a building adjacent to the Boys & Girls Club on east First Street and grew steadily over its first 12 years in session. In September, when the new school broke ground, the charter school was at capacity >
Douglas County board, STEM School to continue contract talks amid parents’ protest
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Jun 19, 6:15 AM: The Douglas County School District board tabled a plan to extend STEM School Highlands Ranch’s contract by one year, in the hope the district and school can reach an agreement in the next six days.
Lawsuits challenge state's hiring of private consultant to run failing public schools
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Jun 17, 5:07 AM: To the consternation of Colorado’s highest public education governing body, another teachers union filed a second lawsuit last week challenging state intervention in underperforming schools.
HOPE Online charter school shut out of Aurora
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Jun 14, 6:43 AM: The Colorado State Board of Education terminated HOPE Online Learning Academy’s ability to serve nearly 400 Aurora students.
Teachers’ unions sue Adams 14, state board over hiring of outside manager to run school district
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Jun 14, 5:56 AM: Two teachers’ unions filed a lawsuit this week against Adams County School District 14 and the Colorado State Board of Education over the hiring of a private company to manage the troubled district’s schools.
Monument area residents question developer's role in new charter school
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Jun 12, 6:38 AM: Monument-area residents are crying foul over plans to build a charter school, saying a developer has leveraged his having served on a local education board to benefit financially.
LETTER: Defending school choice in Colorado
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Jun 7, 5:31 AM: As the school year comes to an end and summer vacation takes full effect, take a moment to reflect on important education issues here in Colorado.
Letter: What is a charter school really?
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May 31, 6:21 AM: There are many misconceptions about what a charter school is and is not. Here are some key facts which should dispel some of the more pervasive misconceptions out there. Charter schools are in fact public schools!
Coloradans show strong support for vocational education, worries about teacher pay
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May 23, 7:37 AM: A new poll by Magellan Strategies found 83 percent of a sample of Colorado registered voters surveyed favored increasing opportunities for vocational education in high school. The idea was popular across subgroups, with at least 80 >
How does a rural Colorado county with three people per square mile send 30 students to an Ivy League institution?
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May 16, 7:18 AM: Yet the students overcame all of that to graduate with degrees in everything from physics to international affairs and create what would seem an improbable pipeline from a historic western ranching and mining region to one of the >
Lower-paying and rural districts face teacher shortages
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May 1, 7:10 AM: About 81 percent of urban/suburban school districts, as well as 60 percent of smaller, rural districts, reported having vacant positions they were unable to fill at the start of the 2017-18 school year, according to data collected >
Column: Charters are public schools
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May 1, 6:57 AM: When more than half the children in Colorado’s public schools cannot read, write, add and subtract at grade level, we should celebrate the landscape that produces a variety and diversity of charter schools that exist only as long as >
St. Vrain, with a decade of momentum, is on a “high-tech high” that’s gaining national attention for its students and teachers
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Apr 30, 7:25 AM: He’s part of a new approach to education championed by St. Vrain, which in 2007 launched a series of academic innovations that have made the district the envy of public education administrators across the nation. It’s a learning >
State school board overrules APS, effectively saving Vega charter school from closure
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Apr 12, 6:25 AM: The state school board effectively forced Aurora Public Schools to keep open a highly successful charter school it tried to shutter over claims of illegal special education programming and deceit.
What Does It Take To Get A Teacher Interested In Rural Schools? A Field Trip
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Apr 10, 6:27 AM: Rural Colorado has an acute teacher shortage, and this first-time “rural immersion” program is intended to help education professors figure out what makes educators want to teach in rural school and get future teachers more >
APS superintendent won’t renew Hope Online charter school pact for Aurora
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Apr 4, 6:38 AM: Aurora Public Schools Superintendent Rico Munn is expelling a struggling out-of-district online charter school network, two years after the state Board of Education forced APS to allow the schools to operate.
Aurora district not renewing agreement to allow Hope Online learning centers in its district
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Apr 4, 6:36 AM: Like it did three years ago, Aurora school officials are again trying to close centers operated in their district by the online charter network Hope Online.
High school students taking more college courses, but it isn’t enough for lawmakers
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Apr 2, 6:31 AM: Lundeen is one of four primary sponsors — two Republicans and two Democrats — seeking to increase concurrent enrollment in two-year, four-year or technical schools for Colorado high school students. Senate Bill 176 will be heard by >
Denver’s Susana Cordova named a ‘chief for change’ by national education group
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Mar 29, 7:27 AM: Denver schools Superintendent Susana Cordova was announced Thursday as a new member of a high-profile network of education leaders called Chiefs for Change.

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