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Tag Archives: Vouchers

Fact checking the Colorado governor’s race: The truth behind 5 claims dividing Democratic contenders

With less than a month to go before the primary, the Democratic candidates for governor of Colorado are sparring not over the future of education […]...

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June 8, 2018 2018 Governor Race, Chalkbeat, Colorado state legislature 2018, Education, Just In, Politics, The Mix

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

Anti-voucher slate in Douglas County cruises to victory

An aligned group of Douglas County school board candidates seeking to reverse many of the district’s most controversial policies — including a private-school voucher program […]...

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

Greene: The DougCo mom who wouldn’t stay silent

Laura Mutton had always seen herself as an introvert – “the quietest person in the room.” But the Highlands Ranch mom and software engineer couldn’t […]...

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

Oil man, voucher proponent Alex Cranberg donates $20,000 to Douglas County school board candidates

Four Douglas County school board candidates who want to continue the legal defense of the district’s stalled private-school voucher program continued to bring in more […]...

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November 6, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In

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

Douglas County’s politically charged, voucher-driven school board election explained

On a recent Thursday evening, the eight candidates running for a seat on the Douglas County school board gathered on the same stage for the […]...

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October 30, 2017 Chalkbeat, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Douglas County slate that favors continuing school voucher court case is ahead in early fundraising, records show

A group of candidates that largely supports the direction of the Douglas County School District, especially its embrace of school choice policies, has raised nearly […]...

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October 20, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

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7/11/18 Fighting Fake News with News Literacy

News Literacy Project event: Concerned about online misinformation? The lack of news literacy? You can make a difference by participating in this free workshop! After […]

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