Tag Archives: school choice

School choice is pushing wealthy families to gentrify areas while avoiding local schools

When Francis Pearman was studying at Vanderbilt, he and a fellow graduate student noticed a striking phenomenon in Nashville: white, affluent families were moving into […]...

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March 19, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Pushback on charter school contracts shows new divide on Denver school board

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 […]...

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January 29, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

The new Douglas County school board just ended a controversial voucher program

CASTLE ROCK — The Douglas County school board voted Monday to end a controversial private-school voucher program and directed the school district to end a […]...

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December 5, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

DougCo school board: Koch group lost the battle but aims to win the war

In Colorado, the Nov. 7 Election Day in Douglas County didn’t mean the end of efforts by Americans for Prosperity, the political arm of the billionaire […]...

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December 1, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized

Guest Post: There are vouchers and then there are vouchers

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

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November 21, 2017 Education, Guest Posts, Just In, The Mix

Split decision: In two Denver school board races, challengers leading incumbents

Two school board candidates who agree with the direction of Denver Public Schools and two who want the district to change its trajectory were leading […]...

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November 8, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Religious groups are involved in big DougCo school board race

Churches and religious organizations are among a swarm of outside interests zeroing in on a school board election in Douglas County. A letter by the […]...

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November 2, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Inside the three-candidate battle for northeast Denver’s school board seat

Of the Denver school board races on the November ballot, none packs more intrigue than the fight for District 4. The three-person slate of candidates […]...

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October 23, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In

Groups with a stake in Colorado’s school board elections raise $1.5 million to influence them

Union committees and various political groups have raised more than $1.5 million so far to influence the outcome of school board elections across the state, […]...

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October 19, 2017 Campaign Finance, Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Five things we learned when Colorado’s gubernatorial candidates got on the same stage to talk about education

Nine Republicans and Democrats hoping to become Colorado’s next governor offered contrasting views Friday of the state’s public schools to an audience of more than […]...

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October 16, 2017 2018 Governor Race, Chalkbeat, Education, Just In

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Colorado Attorney General candidate debate on March 15. All invited.

The Colorado Criminal Defense Bar (CCDB) and the Community College of Denver (CCD) Paralegal Program are holding a public debate for the candidates seeking the position […]

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The Home Front: In immigration meeting with Trump, Colorado sheriff asks for federal funds to ‘indemnify sheriffs when sued by the ACLU’

“Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith was among a small group of law enforcement officials invited to the White House on Tuesday to speak about immigration […]

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