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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 >
Dark money seeps into 2019 Denver school board election
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Oct 29, 6:34 AM: In U.S. politics, "dark money" refers to political spending by nonprofit organizations that are not required to disclose their donors. These organizations often benefit from unlimited donations from corporations, >
BVSD gives Sanitas Academy more time to negotiate charter contract
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Oct 23, 7:10 AM: The Boulder Valley school board on Tuesday agreed to give the organizers of Sanitas Academy more time to meet the district’s conditions and negotiate a contract for the charter high school.
Summit Charter School’s high school expansion looks to open next fall
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Oct 21, 5:57 AM: Summit Academy, now renamed Sanitas, is making its second attempt to find a location, enroll students and open a small charter high school in the Boulder Valley School District.
Charter school builds courtyard to help students focus on mental health
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Oct 16, 8:13 AM: Colorado Early Colleges Colorado Springs built a new green space outside for students to have a place to relax and unwind.
Union says Park County Schools teacher strike will continue; district cancels classes Tuesday
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Oct 15, 6:46 AM: Union leaders said Monday afternoon the teacher strike in Park County will continue on Tuesday into a second day.
APS: Aurora charter school serving poor, working families faces charter sanction due to enrollment
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Oct 15, 6:10 AM: The fate of a brand-new north Aurora charter school has been in jeopardy since early this month, when Aurora Public Schools officials told Aurora Community School it is substantially under-enrolled and violating its >
Kafer: Support school board candidates who know the value of school choice
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Oct 11, 5:30 AM:

Think you know the answer? Ten of the 15 top schools recently recognized by the government and U.S. News & World Report are schools of choice. Eight schools are public charter schools, which operate under independent >

Blue Ribbon Schools: Summit Middle Charter School Makes The List
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Sep 27, 7:27 AM: According to the Department of Education, being named a Blue Ribbon school "affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging >
Charter home should be best fit for local school, state charter schools director says
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Sep 23, 7:14 AM: When it comes time to reauthorize a charter school in Colorado, it’s not to be a competition between the state and local school districts, said the director of the Colorado Charter School Institute (CSI). >

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