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Network of education reformers continue to help shape governor’s race in Colorado
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Jul 19, 6:39 AM: Education-oriented donors continued to play an outsized role in the latest fundraising round of a governor’s race where all leading Democratic candidates have strong connections to Colorado schools.
New D49 charter school to open Fall 2018
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Jul 17, 7:39 AM: District 49 Board of Education directors on Friday unanimously approved a charter school application for Liberty Tree Academy.
Colorado Springs charter school struggled with schism in leadership
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Jul 11, 5:33 AM: A schism this spring between its top brass has left a small Colorado Springs charter school rebuilding, some of its former leaders working on a new charter school and each side blaming the other.
District 51, school still haggling on charter
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Jul 3, 6:20 AM: District 51 is still negotiating with Juniper Ridge Community School over a long-term charter agreement, though officials say the major points have been agreed upon.
Supreme Court ruling gives Douglas County school voucher program new life
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Jun 28, 8:13 AM: Backers of Douglas County’s stalled school voucher program say it may have new life after a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday.
Denver charter school network expands to Aurora
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Jun 23, 6:21 AM: What goes in the classrooms of the Denver School of Science and Technology will no longer be solely in Denver.
APS OKs pact to open 4 Denver School of Science and Technology charter schools in Aurora
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Jun 22, 6:26 AM: The APS board approved 5-2 the Denver School of Science and Technology's application to expand its network of 14 schools into Aurora over four years. The next step is for APS and DSST to draft and approve a contract within >
Public transportation won’t solve Denver’s school choice woes, study finds
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Jun 22, 5:33 AM: Providing all Denver middle and high school students with free public transportation is unlikely to result in equal access to the city’s best schools, according to a new analysis from the Center on Reinventing Public >
Senate Republicans to lead Colorado Springs rally for charter schools Thursday
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Jun 20, 5:29 AM: Republicans in the Colorado legislature are expected to turn out strong Thursday for a lunchtime rally for charter schools in Colorado Springs.
The Juniper School prepares for August opening
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Jun 16, 7:45 AM: The Juniper School, a new charter elementary school, will open Aug. 28 for the 2017-18 school year after being delayed a year because it did not receive a startup grant from the Colorado Department of Education. >
Divided community panel picks district-run option over charter to replace closing Denver school
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Jun 9, 6:45 AM: A group of community members tasked with recommending which of two applicants should take over low-performing Amesse Elementary in far northeast Denver when it closes next spring is backing an application submitted by >
DSST charter network would open four new schools in Aurora under staff recommendation
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Jun 8, 6:20 AM: High-achieving Denver-based charter school network DSST is one step closer to expanding into Aurora after school district staff recommended school board approval of four new schools.
When closing a Denver school, engaging the community to help can prove a balancing act
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Jun 6, 6:09 AM: Comprised of parents and community members, the board will carry a strong voice in deciding which school — either McGlone or STRIVE — takes over low-performing Amesse Elementary in far northeast Denver, slated to be closed >
This Colorado conservative is taking a bigger role in expanding school choice across the nation
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Jun 1, 5:08 AM: For the past two years as Colorado state director of the conservative political group Americans For Prosperity, Michael Fields has advocated at the statehouse and the ballot box for free-market policies, including >
Inside one Denver charter school operator’s push to serve all students
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May 31, 5:32 AM: That changed in part because of an unusual effort by Denver Public Schools to get its charter schools to serve their fair share of high-needs students. It also changed because STRIVE embraced the new challenge, part of a >
Colorado to give charter schools ‘equal’ share of local public education funds
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May 26, 5:51 AM: In a move with little national precedent, the Colorado legislature approved a bill this month that requires school districts to share money raised from local tax increases with charter schools.
These 20 schools just won approval from the Denver school board
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May 22, 6:44 AM: The Denver school board Thursday unanimously approved 11 new elementary charter schools, all of which are part of charter networks that already have a presence in the city.
Denver Public Schools’ glaring conflict: both authorizing and operating schools
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May 19, 5:22 AM: In a district that has long supported charter schools, it is charter schools that are leading the criticism. Even after DPS took extra steps this year to address the operator/authorizer conflict, charter operators are >
Denver charter applicant alleges school isn’t getting a fair shot because of ‘prior controversy’
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May 19, 5:16 AM: The leader of a Wyoming-based charter school is asking the Denver school board to reject a recommendation that his application to open a school in the city be denied, saying he suspects it’s based on “prior controversy” >
New state laws to impact school funding
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May 17, 6:36 AM: In addition to local efforts, new state laws will impact local school district funding in the future. The state Legislature rammed through two education bills before the session closed. One is likely to evoke cheers from >

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