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Fruita charter school copes with start-up challenges
Apr 2, 6:35 AM: Though it's not apparent from the near-serene environment, Fruita's first charter school has seen upheaval, change and struggle since it opened in August.
New Compass charter school secures building in Fort Collins
Mar 22, 6:02 AM: In November, the Poudre School District Board of Education unanimously voted to approve the school’s application with several conditions, including that the school find a facility to lease or purchase and that Compass have >
East county parents upset about Boulder Valley School District open enrollment swap pilot
Mar 14, 6:55 AM: Boulder Valley has long used a lottery when there are more open enrollment requests than seats at schools. But for the coming school year, the district decided to first swap incoming ninth-grade students among the high >
Colorado Supreme Court rules against Denver teachers, saying there is no tenure in public schools
Mar 13, 5:57 AM: The Denver teachers who challenged a landmark state law that allows school districts to put certain experienced educators on unpaid leave lost their cases Monday.
Competing education tax bills to square off in the House
Mar 2, 6:55 AM: The Colorado House of Representatives is about to experience its own version of “Dueling Banjos” Monday when House Bills 18-1221 and 18-1209 square off in the House Education Committee.
13 Denver schools want to join “innovation zone” or create their own
Feb 22, 6:05 AM: Thirteen Denver schools have signaled their desire to become more autonomous by joining the district’s first “innovation zone” or by banding together to form their own zones. The schools span all grade levels, and most of >
Boulder's Summit Middle School submits application to open new charter high school
Feb 14, 6:19 AM: Boulder's Summit Middle School recently submitted its formal application for a new charter high school to the Boulder Valley School District, asking the district to help with a school site.
Douglas County Schools must pay the private education costs of student who has autism, judge rules
Feb 13, 7:20 AM: A federal judge on Monday ruled that the Douglas County School District did not provide an adequate education to a student who has autism and must reimburse his family for the cost of sending him to a private school for >
Aurora school board rejects superintendent’s proposal in first big decision on school turnaround
Feb 8, 6:56 AM: The vote — a split decision with two veteran members voting against the majority — was the first major decision for the new school board and could signal a new direction for how the district will handle low-performing >
Denver wants to expand its ‘innovation zone’ even as big money questions remain
Feb 6, 6:19 AM: The Denver school district is soliciting more schools to join its first “innovation zone,” a bold experiment that grants broad autonomy to public schools, even as the district is once again negotiating with the zone over >
Colorado ranks 2nd in nation for charter schools
Feb 1, 6:57 AM: The balance has caught the attention of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, an advocacy group. It analyzes state laws each year and now ranks Colorado as number 2 behind Indiana in terms of laws friendliest >
Pushback on charter school contracts shows new divide on Denver school board
Jan 30, 8:42 AM: In an urban district nationally known for collaborating with charter schools, two new Denver school board members made clear Thursday that the publicly funded but independently run schools can expect resistance from them >
Douglas County school voucher program now officially dead, officials say
Jan 29, 6:54 AM: The controversial Douglas County School District school voucher program is now officially dead, say school officials.
Charter school network considers expanding into Denver suburbs as more low-income families move
Jan 24, 7:48 AM: As gentrification continues to squeeze low-income families and push them out to the surrounding suburbs, the effect of a shifting school-age population continues to reverberate in Denver area schools.
D60 board hears updates on Pueblo charter schools
Jan 23, 7:14 AM: As the chartering authority for Pueblo School for Arts and Sciences and Chavez-Huerta Prepatory Academy, the board of education of Pueblo City Schools (D60) recently heard an annual evaluation on both.
What families should know as school choice enrollment begins in Colorado
Jan 18, 6:00 AM: Colorado is one of 10 states that allows parents to opt out of sending kids to their default neighborhood school in favor of a school of their choice, without restrictions.
Charter and online schools report the largest increase in students in Colorado
Jan 10, 6:04 AM: Colorado’s student population grew again in the fall of 2017, but by the smallest numbers since 1989. The biggest increases were in charter and online schools, according to data released by the state.
Schools recognized for performance
Dec 28, 7:45 AM: It was the first year that Dual Immersion Academy received the Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award, marking it one of 124 schools in the state that showed significant growth on test scores. Taylor Elementary School >
APS grading turnarounds for troubled schools
Dec 21, 6:32 AM: The Aurora Public School Board is set to approve turnaround plans for 13 struggling schools in the district, including five schools entering the state’s accountability clock for the first time.
Opting for choice
Dec 11, 7:15 AM: The only Waldorf school in Mesa County offers a microcosm of what's happening in the region and across the state: Charter schools are expanding at a rate that outpaces their traditional school counterparts. Three of the >



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