Tag Archives: Charter Schools

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

Charter funding fight ends with compromise, defeat of two bills as session nears end

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Todd Engdahl on May 10, 2016 A House committee decision to kill two charter school bills Tuesday ended the 2016 […]...

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May 11, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

Lawmakers rebuke party leaders, reject charter school funding compromise in Senate

Lawmaker differences over charter schools and unhappiness with K-12 funding came to a boil late Thursday when senators finally took up the state’s annual school funding bill after a number of false starts....

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May 6, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

How charter schools are dodging Colorado laws

Educators say people without college degrees, including high schoolers, are teaching in Pre-K through fifth grade classes at the Community Leadership Academy, a publicly funded […]...

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May 1, 2016 Education, In-Depth, Just In, The Mix

Charter schools make bid for more local funding

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Todd Engdahl on April 7, 2016 Charter school advocates Thursday launched an effort to gain what they call a “more […]...

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April 8, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

On the digital stump: Tom Tancredo

The conservative Colorado Springs Gazette wrote recently that a Tancredo general election candidacy would doom Republican candidates all down the ticket. Yet "the Tanc" charges on. That's what he does. And that's why his supporters love him. ...

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May 28, 2014 Politics, The Beats

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EVENT: 2017 Heroes of Sustainability Fundraiser

Join the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado on April 27, 2017 at the Sheraton downtown 6 p.m. for its annual Hero of Sustainability event, a dinner, […]

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Colorado secretary of state on 2016 Electoral College vote: ‘They’re investigating’

  “They’re investigating.” That’s what Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams said this week about the state attorney general’s office and a probe into what […]

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