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  • How Do We Stop Bullying and Violence in Schools?

    How Do We Stop Bullying and Violence in Schools?0

    Most of us remember where we were on the day of the Columbine massacre—almost two decades ago. How Do We Stop Bullying and Violence in Schools? Like so many of the challenges within K-12 education, it is a complex subject. The Independence Institute recently hosted a presentation by two organizations that are making a difference.

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  • New Colorado Report Reveals Public School Open Enrollment Trends

    New Colorado Report Reveals Public School Open Enrollment Trends0

    Colorado has been a leader in public school choice for decades. Legislative bills to allow students to cross neighborhood school zones and school district boundaries were first introduced in the late 1980s. Legislation passed in 1990 and 1994 to open the doors to a new public school choice frontier. Ready Colorado, an education reform organization,

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  • Don’t be dull, embrace microgrids

    Don’t be dull, embrace microgrids0

    By Casey Freeman   Xcel Energy and Black Hills Energy are Colorado’s two regulated electric monopolies. Xcel is the larger of the two and provides retail service to the greater Denver Metro Area, Greeley, and Grand Junction, while Black Hills services Pueblo and the surrounding area. These utilities operate in a regulated market with no

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  • New Teacher Evaluation Systems are Improving Student Outcomes

    New Teacher Evaluation Systems are Improving Student Outcomes0

    [This article was originally posted by little Eddie on our education blog, EdIsWatching.org] An October 2018 report examines how initially controversial teacher evaluation systems have led to improved student outcomes. The report, Making a Difference: Six Places where Teacher Evaluation Systems are Getting Results was published by the National Council on Teacher Quality. The study

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