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Tag Archives: Charter Schools

Four Aurora school board candidates win union endorsement

The Aurora teachers union on Tuesday announced endorsements of four candidates in this fall’s school board election, calling it a “pivotal moment” for the school […]...

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September 7, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Denver Public Schools posts record gains on latest state tests

Denver students made more academic progress on state English and math tests last year than ever before, and the overall percentage of third- through ninth-graders […]...

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August 18, 2017 Education, Just In, Uncategorized

Colorado’s new director of school choice: If we hold all schools accountable, divisiveness over charters will go away

For decades, both Republicans and Democrats in Colorado have embraced charter schools. And it can stay that way if the state continues to hold all […]...

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August 4, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

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

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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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‘Faithless elector’ to Colorado’s secretary of state: Now I’m suing you

The Colorado Electoral College member who went rogue by not casting an official ballot for Hillary Clinton in December is suing Secretary of State Wayne […]

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