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Douglas County schools candidate draws ethics complaint

In what some might see as a revealing small chapter of contemporary U.S. politics, an ugly school board election in Douglas County has seen the local Republican Party use hard-line ideological arguments to promote preferred "freedom-loving" Republican candidates over teachers' union-endorsed "liberal" Republican candidates. In a race that sees Republicans eating Republicans, the point seems to be less about the candidates than it is about the kind of school system a right-wing GOP would like to install in Douglas County.

Republicans attack Republicans as Obama-style socialists in Douglas School Board Race

The Douglas County school board elections are turning into an oddly partisan affair, one that pits Republicans against Republicans in an ugly campaign that...

Colo. education commissioner Jones remembers to reimburse state for calls

Called out by reporters, Colorado Commissioner of Education Dwight Jones continues to cut back on his spendthrift ways. Jones recently returned $940 to the state,...

A good week for the Colorado Charter School Institute

The Colorado Charter School Institute has been busy sending out press releases this week, as it fields one controversy after another. But so far, it’s...

Chavez charter schools saga draws calls for greater oversight

Cesar Chavez Schools Network in Pueblo delivered another chapter in the story of corruption that has been making headlines for months. This week, recently...

Report points to inadequacy of school water-quality testing

According to a recent AP study, many of the country's schools are serving up drinking water contaminated with bacteria, lead, pesticides and other toxins....

Colorado schools look to stimulus funding for broadband boost

Many Colorado schools operate without adequate access to an increasingly critical utility:  broadband service. It’s a problem that plagues many rural and some urban...

Colorado charter school gone bad

Everybody loves charter schools these days, from the Gates Foundation to researchers. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan likes charter schools so much he has made...
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