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Tag Archives: Vouchers

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

ALEC Day 2: Betsy DeVos says school choice “is good politics because it’s good policy”

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos became the first member of the Trump administration to visit Denver, speaking Thursday to a noontime luncheon at the […]...

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July 20, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado Supreme Court ordered to reconsider Douglas County school voucher case

The Colorado Supreme Court must reconsider its ruling against a private school voucher system created by the Douglas County School District, the U.S. Supreme Court […]...

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June 28, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

U.S. Supreme Court to review Missouri case with ties to Douglas County School District

Update: the U.S. Supreme Court held full oral arguments on the Trinity case on Wednesday.  Justice Sonja Sotomayor was the only Justice to question whether the […]...

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April 19, 2017 Just In, The Mix

Weeks after DeVos praises school choice efforts in Denver, she slams the city as offering ‘accessibility without choices’

Earlier this month, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was praising Denver’s efforts to support school choice. Not today. Speaking at the Brookings Institution Wednesday, she […]...

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March 30, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Congressman Jared Polis is more worried about Congress than about Betsy DeVos. Here’s why.

Colorado Congressman Jared Polis worries more about Congress creating bad education policy than about U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos enacting it. But that doesn’t mean […]...

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

Trump calls education ‘the civil rights issue of our time’ — and asks for a school choice bill

“Education is the civil rights issue of our time,” President Donald Trump said Tuesday night. The line inserted a bit of boilerplate — and bipartisan […]...

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March 1, 2017 Education, Just In, Uncategorized

DougCo school voucher lawsuit nearing critical junction

Proponents of school vouchers in Douglas County have spent 16 months waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court to decide if it will consider their appeal […]...

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February 27, 2017 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Lawsuit from conservative group challenges Douglas County voucher program barring religious schools

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Eric Gorski on April 19, 2016   A conservative legal group representing three Douglas County families filed a federal lawsuit […]...

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April 20, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

DougCo won’t fund religious schools, private schools still a go

  Douglas County’s school board may have decided it has little chance of winning a U.S. Supreme Court battle defending a program that uses taxpayer […]...

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March 16, 2016 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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The Home Front: Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet unveils public-option health insurance bill

“Americans living in rural counties would get a public option for health insurance under a bill introduced by two U.S. senators,” reports The Grand Junction […]

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