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‘School Choice’ allows students to choose their school regardless of where they live
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Jan 20, 6:36 AM: Colorado school districts are pushing to get the word out about a program in our state that allows students to live in one district, but go to school in another.
Poll by conservative education group finds bipartisan support for school choice, charter schools in Colorado
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Jan 14, 6:15 AM: Colorado voters of all stripes want more money to go to education and specifically into teachers’ paychecks, but they don’t want to raise taxes to do it. They’re also broadly supportive of charter schools, school choice, >
Partisan Fault Lines Show As Colorado Lawmakers Get Back To Work
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Jan 9, 6:34 AM: Republicans plan to focus on education reform this session, with an agenda that includes expanded school choice, bonuses for high-performing teachers, and more transparency in school performance ratings. Neville called >
League of Charter Schools asks state board to free them from Littleton Public Schools
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Dec 20, 6:44 AM: An organization representing the state’s charter schools alleges Littleton Public Schools hasn’t been fair to its charters, and is asking the Colorado State Board of Education to limit the district’s right to oversee >
Two Colorado Springs school districts expand nontraditional high schools
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Dec 17, 7:12 AM: The growing popularity of outside-the-box high school education is leading two Pikes Peak region school districts to expand programming.
35% of Colorado high schoolers are earning college credit as they study for their diplomas
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Dec 9, 8:23 AM: Concurrent enrollment saves students from 173 Colorado school districts time and money -- and is helping to close closing the racial education gap.
Denver’s charter and traditional schools producing similar test results in recent years
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Dec 4, 9:41 AM: Five years ago, the consensus about charter schools in Denver seemed clear: They were producing higher test scores than traditional schools.
Static test scores at many Colorado innovation schools have state, Denver officials questioning format’s effectiveness
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Nov 25, 8:25 AM: In the two years since Prairie Heights Middle School received permission to implement a new curriculum and make changes to its staff training, principal Stephanie Knox has seen a change in students: They’re more excited to >
State gives tentative OK to Aurora charter school of the arts
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Nov 22, 7:19 AM: Aurora kids will likely be attending a performing arts charter school next fall, despite local school board officials denying the school’s plan earlier this year.
Struggling charter school will have to ramp up enrollment or close, APS school board says
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Nov 21, 7:44 AM: School board members for Aurora Public Schools approved a recommendation Tuesday night forcing a struggling charter school to more than double its enrollment by June or close less than a year after opening.
COLUMN: Teachers unions win big in recent school board elections
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Nov 19, 8:24 AM: The prospects of meaningful public school reform improving the quality of education in the greater Denver area took a real beating in the recent election.
Two Rivers charter application outlines academic, fiscal goals; cites commonality with Roaring Fork School District
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Nov 19, 8:04 AM: Whether the Roaring Fork School District would be open to sharing future mill levy dollars with Two Rivers Community School is a major consideration as the Glenwood Springs-based state charter school seeks authorization >
BVSD looking at stronger family partnerships to help close achievement gap
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Nov 18, 8:33 AM: One way Boulder Valley School District is trying to close its wide and stubborn achievement gap for Latino and low-income students is by connecting with families.
New education report paints dire picture of Colorado public schools
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Nov 15, 8:40 AM: A new report by the Colorado Education Association paints a dire picture of education funding in the state of Colorado. “This is the first time we have released a state of education report,” Amie Baca-Oehlert, president of >
Roaring Fork School District opens public review of Two Rivers charter application
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Nov 13, 7:45 AM: TRCS, now in its fifth year, operates as a K-8 school under the Colorado Charter School Institute. The school applied Sept. 30 to come under the umbrella of the local school district, and is concurrently seeking to renew >
APS superintendent recommends new charter school be shuttered, barring more enrollment
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Nov 12, 8:23 AM: Aurora Public Schools Superintendent Rico Munn is recommending that a new-and-beleaguered charter school be shut down at the end of the school year because of declining enrollment — unless the school rapidly enrolls >
Why the Denver school board “flipped” toward reform and what might happen next
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Nov 12, 7:03 AM: Carried by momentum from February’s teachers strike and a broader backlash against the status quo, candidates opposed to the policies that made Denver Public Schools a national exemplar for education reform now control the >
An end to Denver’s school reform era? Teachers union-backed school board candidates win big
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Nov 7, 6:40 AM: The Denver school board is on the verge of a historic shift, with two candidates backed by the teachers union scoring decisive wins and a third holding a narrow lead.
Denver Public Schools “flip the board” candidates are leading
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Nov 6, 7:48 AM: Candidates backed by the Denver teachers union held the lead in Tuesday’s election as of 10 p.m., making it appear likely that the largest school district in the state will take a new direction.
Editorial: Denver’s Education Stakes
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Oct 30, 5:43 AM: The school-reform movement is a victim of its own success as charters compete successfully with traditional public schools, prompting a political backlash from unions across the U.S. From New York to Boston to Houston to >

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