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Final Denver school board campaign finance reports show who brought in...

Final campaign finance reports for this year’s hard-fought Denver school board elections are in, and they show a surge of late contributions to Angela...

Jeffco School Board gives Great Work charter initial okay, with strings...

On the same night the Jefferson County Board of Education began plans to close five schools to make up a multi-million budget shortfall, it...

DougCo kills latest voucher program

The deeply divided Douglas County Board of Education last week actually voted unanimously on a controversial issue: vouchers. The board, on a 7-0 vote, killed...

Jeffco board rejects Walton-backed charter school

  It’s back to the drawing board for a proposed Jefferson County charter school backed by the Walton Family Foundation and the grandson of Walmart...

Jeffco school board to look at Walton Foundation-backed charter

The Jefferson County Board of Education Thursday will take a first look at an application for a new charter school backed by the family...

Walton Foundation releases 2010 education donations, a third for ‘shaping public...

Charter school champion The Walton Foundation has released its 2010 giving breakdown for the group’s education donations. Seven geographic areas received money: Albany, Denver, East and South Los Angeles, Milwaukee, New Orleans, Newark and Washington, D.C. Though the city of New Orleans received roughly $5 million of the Wal-Mart-related organization’s $157 million in education philanthropy for the past year, many non-profits that have a hand in the city’s school landscape were also recipients of Walton largesse.