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Adams 14 board rejects new KIPP charter school in district
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Nov 14, 6:15 AM: KIPP, the national charter school network, will not open a new school in the Adams 14 school district after board members voted against the network’s application Tuesday night.
Polis’ 1st controversy as governor-elect: His picks for education transition team
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Nov 12, 8:53 AM: Friday’s announcement by Gov.-elect Jared Polis of who would work on his education transition team is generating controversy among some Colorado public education advocates.
The Denver teachers union requested the names and salaries of all charter school teachers
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Nov 8, 7:15 AM: The Denver teachers union used state law to make a public records request for the names, email addresses, and salaries of every charter school teacher in the school district — and Denver Public Schools complied and turned >
Backers of Amendment 73 look to the future as voters reject school funding measure
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Nov 7, 7:39 AM: With Colorado’s third attempt to raise taxes for education going down to defeat, backers of Amendment 73 looked to the future Tuesday.
Why Are Achievement Gaps So Wide at Denver Public Schools?
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Oct 29, 5:42 AM: The achievement gap between white and minority students in Denver Public Schools is one of the worst in the country. Despite the district’s efforts, we can’t seem to narrow that chasm. These students’ stories might explain >
Fort Collins parents establish new language immersion charter school
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Oct 23, 6:00 AM: The goal, she said, is to have English language learners and native English speakers learning side-by-side in a way that enables them to become literate in their native and learned language.
Amendment 73 seen as both boon and drag on schools
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Oct 22, 4:26 AM: Critics charge Colorado's Amendment 73, the ballot initiative that promises to be a $1.6 billion lifeline for the state's underfunded schools, is really just a camouflaged pipeline set up to feed an already bloated and >
Pueblo County D70 Online a growing success
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Oct 12, 5:57 AM: This year, 70 Online — designated as an alternative education campus by the state since 2014 — sees a staff of 17 serving 200 students in grades K-12. The school, which again earned a top-level "performance" rating from >
Adams 14 superintendent asks board to deny KIPP application, rejecting advice from his staff
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Oct 11, 5:16 AM: The abrupt decision was aligned with the recommendation from a district-convened committee of teachers and parents, but it went against the advice of Superintendent Javier Abrego’s own staff.
Salida Del Sol could be facing revocation of its charter, absorption into district in light of test scores
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Oct 10, 5:40 AM: Deirdre Pilch, superintendent for Greeley-Evans School District 6, said in Colorado, most charter schools' charters are revoked if they perform as poorly as Salida Del Sol Academy.
In These Districts, Friday Is Not a School Day 
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Oct 9, 7:22 AM: Some schools find that the shift to four longer days—intended to help districts save on transportation and utilities costs—has unexpected benefits, such as fewer absences by students and teachers. Academics don’t suffer >
Boulder Valley school board declines to review Ascent Charter application
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Oct 2, 4:54 AM: The Boulder Valley school board has decided not to review a proposal to open a classical charter school in the district, citing an incomplete application.
Parents Challenge seeks to take school choice voucher model nationwide
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Oct 1, 4:59 AM: Denise is one of 210 K-12 students in El Paso County benefiting from Parents Challenge. The nonprofit organization’s mission: provide vouchers, or scholarships, for low-income students to attend a school of their choice. >
Superintendents Struggle to Lure Teachers to Rural Colorado
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Sep 26, 6:03 AM: In November, Colorado voters will consider a tax hike on high earners to bolster school budgets. Bissonette, who predicts many schools would use the new money to pay teachers more, joins superintendents across Colorado in >
Charter schools have role in DCSD tax conversation
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Sep 25, 6:45 AM: Of the Douglas County School District’s 91 schools, 21 are charter schools. The seven charter schools built before 2007 need about $7.7 million for critical building repairs that risk school closure, according to >
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 >
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 >
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 >

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