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Tag Archives: school choice

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 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In

What’s different about this year’s Denver school board election? Betsy DeVos, for one

In many ways, the storylines of this year’s Denver school board election feel familiar. Those who embrace the district’s policies, and those who remain resistant. […]...

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October 9, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In

Here’s what Betsy DeVos had to say in Denver about DACA, student loans and opting out of state tests

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s first multi-state school tour of her tenure took her Wednesday to a private Denver autism center, where she encouraged schools […]...

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September 13, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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Support The Indy at the Denver Press Club with guest bartender Dick Lamm!

Former Colorado Gov. Richard Lamm will return to the Denver Press Club as a guest bartender next Tuesday, Jan. 9 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 […]

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Colorado governor’s race: Battle to the ballot begins

Colorado voters are primed for the governor’s race of a generation. With more than a dozen Democratic and Republican hopefuls crisscrossing the state and jockeying […]

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