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Father willing to fight to keep Indian Peaks Charter School open
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Aug 23, 6:44 AM: The closure of Indian Peaks Charter School in Granby is a heartbreaking scenario for Michael Schurer, a local business owner and father of a student who’s done well at the school.
Letter: How About RICO Charges for Failing Public School Officials?
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Aug 22, 7:26 AM: I own a remedial-education business and have lost count of the number of students I’ve taught who hold high-school diplomas from the Denver and Aurora Public Schools systems but are functionally illiterate and innumerate. >
New Vision Charter School campus debuts
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Aug 21, 7:23 AM: Despite Tuesday afternoon winds, hundreds of students, family, staff and faculty waited outside the building doors of the new campus at 299 Peridot Ave. to witness the ribbon-cutting and funnel into what will become home >
Why teachers unions are trying to block outside intervention in Colorado schools
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Aug 5, 6:17 AM: These are the first state-ordered outside interventions under Colorado’s 2009 accountability law, and the outcome of these lawsuits will clarify the state’s authority to tell school districts what to do. >
Towaoc education leaders hope to open charter
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Aug 2, 7:44 AM: The school would emphasize a “different” type of learning along with incorporating language and culture into its curriculum, said Tina King-Washington, the K-12 education director for the Ute Mountain Ute tribe. >
Editorial: Career campus calls for creating new kind of high school diploma
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Aug 1, 6:17 AM: Cherry Creek schools has built an important monument to the fact that, when it comes to public education, one size does not fit all.
Report: College degree leads to more pay
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Jul 31, 5:15 AM: Despite the rising price tag of higher education, getting a degree after high school is still a good investment for Coloradans, according to a new report released by the Colorado Department of Higher Education on Tuesday. >
Coalition aimed at ‘flipping’ the Denver school board fails to agree on candidates
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Jul 23, 5:13 AM: A coalition of community groups aiming to “flip” the Denver school board in November has disbanded after failing to come to consensus on a slate of candidates to support.
Commentary: Democrats shut down one pathway of school choice for Colorado students
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Jul 17, 7:27 AM: Forced busing was a problematic solution to a real problem: school district boundaries have often been drawn to exclude low-income and minority students from great schools. While busing may have only recently hit national >
Not many students, but abundant opportunity at remote, rural school
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Jul 15, 7:16 AM: Gateway is the most remote school in District 51, located halfway between Grand Junction and Naturita along Colorado Highway 141 in Unaweep Canyon. Nestled between West Creek and the soaring red rock Palisade butte, it's >
New charter school set to open in Fort Collins to help students with dyslexia
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Jul 15, 6:50 AM: Pinecrest is set to be a STEAM school, Kifer said, which will include emphasis on science, engineering, math and the arts. There are plenty of STEM schools in the area, Kifer said, but she sees Pinecrest as a school that >
Elected as charter skeptics, Aurora school board members face a more complicated reality
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Jul 2, 6:40 AM: When an independent teacher decided she wanted to open an arts school in Aurora for black and brown students who weren’t getting into other arts programs, she found a lot of community support.
New schools that want to open in Denver will now have an expiration date
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Jun 21, 7:31 AM: A resolution quietly adopted by the Denver school board limits the scope of expansion of several charter school networks, and assigns a deadline to any new school that wants to open.
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 >
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.

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