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Denver charter applicant alleges school isn’t getting a fair shot because...

The leader of a Wyoming-based charter school is asking the Denver school board to reject a recommendation that his application to open a school...

Weeks after DeVos praises school choice efforts in Denver, she slams...

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...

Congressman Jared Polis is more worried about Congress than about Betsy...

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...

Trump calls education ‘the civil rights issue of our time’ —...

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

Sen. Michael Bennet to Betsy DeVos: Come visit Denver, where school...

Could the next Republican secretary of education soon be visiting Denver Public Schools, a popular destination for the last two Democrats who’ve held the...

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

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

In a blue-collar Denver suburb, school choice is a fact of...

A decade ago, Mapleton school district launched its unique choice system as part of a series of reforms aimed at improving student performance in the predominantly blue-collar school district with a growing Latino population.

Colorado justices see potential ‘paradigm shift’ in school voucher case

DENVER — Is the state constitutional provision that requires Colorado to educate its children ultimately about providing educational instruction or about providing tax money...

Frustrated with board, JeffCo teachers look to state legislature

  Counties like Douglas and Jefferson in suburban Denver have become political flash points in local and state politics as conservative boards of education duel...

Romney supports school vouchers and standardized testing

Mitt Romney, the GOP presidential candidate who edged out an eight-vote victory over Rick Santorum in the Iowa caucuses, has a long track record on education that includes standardized testing and accountability, charter schools and school vouchers.