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Longmont's Flagstaff Academy earns high honors from state education officials
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Sep 17, 6:01 AM: The Flagstaff Academy Preschool is being cited for the highest possible marks in workforce qualifications, family partnerships, child health and more.
Focus turned toward charter schools as Denver Public Schools looks for superintendent
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Sep 11, 6:03 AM: While it was hard to make out through the shouting and insults exchanged in a Denver Public Schools board meeting late last week, some parents are expressing concern about charter schools as Colorado's largest district searches for >
Colorado Springs charter school roundup: Three new ones open, others expand, improve programs
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Aug 27, 6:19 AM: Colorado was an early adopter of school choice. It has been 25 years since legislators enacted a law allowing charter schools, making Colorado the third state in the nation to do so.
DeRose, Mottet push for new charter school next to CSU-Pueblo
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Aug 24, 6:14 AM: Like Andenucio, Mottet trumpeted the fact that Bella Vista Charter would be a lab school, operated in conjunction with CSU-Pueblo as a training ground for future teachers, educational experimentation and research, and professional >
Column: Closing the education gap
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Aug 24, 5:49 AM: Fortunately, there are several non-profits that continue to contribute to reducing the achievement and college attendance gaps. Some help students to continue on to post-secondary education, give hope to younger students and often >
D-20’s new charter school welcomes more than 500 students
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Aug 23, 6:42 AM: New Summit Charter Academy is District 20’s first new charter school in 20 years. The only other charter school in the district is The Classical Academy. Parents wanted to start a new charter school because they said there was a >
Colorado student test scores show improvements, but persistent problems remain for some groups
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Aug 17, 6:39 AM: Colorado students overall are doing better with their reading and writing, and fifth-graders are improving in math, but statewide test scores released Thursday show that stubborn academic problems remain among the state’s black, >
Poudre School District joins lawsuit to challenge new Colorado law on school choice
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Aug 14, 4:40 AM: Six school districts — including Poudre School District — two education associations and two private taxpayers have joined in a lawsuit challenging a new Colorado law that aims to increase school choice.
Worried about enrollment, some Colorado school districts are suing to prevent cross-district busing
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Aug 9, 4:43 AM: Six school districts and the associations that represent them are suing to stop a change to Colorado law that could increase access to school choice but that was approved under questionable circumstances.
New Douglas County schools superintendent promises to ease tensions, move forward
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Aug 7, 5:01 AM: The new superintendent of the Douglas County School District will attempt to push the district past a bruising, national fight over school vouchers and into the future. His first order of business will be a plea to taxpayers for >
Charter schools getting per-student boost
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Aug 6, 5:32 AM: Independent charter schools will receive an additional $300 per student this upcoming school year, with a boost from the state legislature.
Editorial: Where does Denver Public Schools go from here?
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Jul 27, 6:35 AM: The confidence of parents in the district is also likely in part because there is simply so much choice within DPS. Language immersion, fine arts, college preparation and International Baccalaureate are just a few of the offerings. >
Denver’s education superintendent Tom Boasberg is stepping down after nearly a decade
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Jul 18, 4:37 AM: Boasberg announced Tuesday he’s leaving his post after an unusually long tenure – nearly 10 years at the helm of Denver Public Schools, a 92,600-student urban district nationally known for its innovative approaches to school >
Loveland Planning Commission supports New Vision Charter School campus expansion
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Jul 10, 6:05 AM: Facing a lengthening wait list of potential students, New Vision Charter School in Loveland wants to increase its enrollment capacity with a new campus.
Organizers of Ascent Classical Academy Flatirons eye Boulder County for new charter school
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Jul 6, 5:10 AM: A group of classical charter schools is looking to expand locally, submitting an intent-to-apply notice in the Boulder Valley School District as organizers consider where to locate.
Charter schools to see funding bump
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Jul 5, 6:08 AM: The law directs school districts to either share 95 percent of their mill levy revenue with charter schools — with five percent reserved for administrative costs — or develop a plan for sharing the money based on what the mill levy >
Denver’s new plan gives its neediest students a shot at coveted schools, but waitlists could grow
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Jul 3, 5:14 AM: Denver has a new plan to ensure some of its neediest students get spots in its best schools – but it will require a potentially controversial tradeoff.
Summit Academy eyeing Superior as location for new charter high school
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Jun 29, 5:10 AM: Summit Academy, a proposed new charter high school, is eyeing Superior as its future home in partnership with a town resident's nonprofit organization that's looking to build an "innovation campus."
KIPP charter network launching biliteracy program at new Denver elementary school
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Jun 29, 4:33 AM: A high-performing charter network will run a biliteracy program at a new elementary school in southwest Denver this fall — a first for KIPP schools in Colorado.
Pueblo GOAL graduate finds niche in alternative education
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Jun 28, 6:40 AM: After visiting with her mother about the possibility of changing schools, Pettie discovered GOAL and was impressed with its blended learning offerings as well as the opportunity to concurrently pursue a college degree at no >

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