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  • Study Highlights the Need For More Information in Education Debates

    Study Highlights the Need For More Information in Education Debates0

    • November 8, 2019

    Last month, EdChoice released the results of the latest edition of its Schooling in America survey. Though the study’s findings were multifold, the connecting thread and the single most salient theme seems to be that concrete information about specific aspects of school choice and education reform more often than not serves to improve the respondent’s

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  • Westminster’s Annual CBS Summit

    Westminster’s Annual CBS Summit0

    • October 10, 2019

    Between October 9 and 11, Westminster Public Schools is hosting the second iteration of its educator and administrator summit intended to showcase and explain the Competency Based System (CBS) used to structure curriculum and instruction at all of the district’s schools. CBS, which has now been in place at WPS for over half a decade,

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  • A Colorado School District’s Dubious Union Agreement Under Scrutiny

    A Colorado School District’s Dubious Union Agreement Under Scrutiny0

    • September 9, 2019

    Until a little over a year ago, public sector unions across the United States frequently employed the practice of collecting “fair share provisions” or “agency fees” from employees who had opted out of full union membership.  These payments amounted to a prearranged sum of money designed to correspond solely to the costs of the union’s

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  • Teacher Safety Is School Safety

    Teacher Safety Is School Safety0

    • August 27, 2019

    The Colorado Department of Education annually records the number of serious behavioral incidents by students that occurred on school or district grounds. Individual school reports can be found on SchoolView.org.  Similar practices have been adopted in many other states, and although these incident reports are valuable, in the vast majority of states they do not

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  • Study Series Examines how Denver and Other Cities Compare to Their States

    Study Series Examines how Denver and Other Cities Compare to Their States0

    • August 15, 2019

    With the CMAS results being released today, it is worthwhile to take a few minutes and consider an example of how the data made available by standardized tests is being used by education researchers. For several years now, Stanford University’s Center for Research on Academic Outcomes (CREDO) has been publishing reports on the performance of

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  • New Study Examines Private School Affordability0

    • August 8, 2019

    Last week, Bellwether Education Partners released a study on recent trends in private school access and affordability.  Recent years, the report notes, have seen widespread closures of Catholic schools, which have long provided quality private education to many less-affluent communities.  Combined with increases in non-religious private school tuitions that have outpaced inflation and wage growth,

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