Tag Archives: Charter Schools

Barbara O’Brien has three challengers for her DPS board seat so far — and one almost pulled a big upset two years ago

A Denver father who narrowly lost a seat on the Denver Public Schools board to a well-known incumbent two years ago is running again this […]...

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July 13, 2017 Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

This Colorado conservative is taking a bigger role in expanding school choice across the nation

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 […]...

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June 1, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Mix

Denver charter applicant alleges school isn’t getting a fair shot because of ‘prior controversy’

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 […]...

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May 19, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

After tensions mount, Colorado House advances charter school funding deal, school finance bill

The Colorado House of Representatives advanced a crucial school funding bill and a controversial compromise that could send more money to charter schools after a […]...

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May 9, 2017 Politics

Charter school funding fight shakes up Colorado school finance debate

When state Sen. Owen Hill proposed an amendment to Colorado’s annual school funding bill, he told his colleagues on the Senate Education Committee no less […]...

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May 5, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

The state tried to save one Colorado school before and failed. Now it is about to try again — with 12.

A neighborhood school serving mostly black and Latino students had been failing for too long. Despite an all-out effort to boost test scores — even […]...

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March 11, 2017 Education, In-Depth, Just In, The Mix

Guest post: Jeffco school district’s no means no

NOTE: The Colorado Independent occasionally runs guest posts from government officials, local experts and concerned citizens on a variety of topics. These posts are meant […]...

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January 12, 2017 Education, The Mix

Jeffco school board to look at Walton Foundation-backed charter

The Jefferson County Board of Education Thursday will take a first look at an application for a new charter school backed by the family foundation […]...

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October 6, 2016 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Douglas County Schools narrows down finalist list for interim superintendent to one — and raises eyebrows

The state’s third-largest school district this week named a charter school founder with no experience leading a public school district as the sole finalist for […]...

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August 3, 2016 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized

Reader’s view: Charter schools aren’t dodging Colorado laws

Golden View Classical Academy parent Floyd Borakove wrote to The Colorado Independent in response to Marianne Goodland’s May 1 story, “How charter schools are dodging Colorado laws.”    The […]...

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May 24, 2016 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

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We did it!!!

We at The Indy send a delighted thank you to our readers who were able to make Friday night’s fundraiser at the Mercury Café! It was a […]

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