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  • How Federal Programs Support Private K-12 Students and Teachers

    How Federal Programs Support Private K-12 Students and Teachers0

    • April 17, 2019

    The most recent publication, How Federal Programs Support Private K-12 Students and Teachers, from the Education Policy Center at the Independence Institute examines various services and funding available to private schools through the federal government. In this paper Senior Fellow Ross Izard finds that despite the widely held misconception that private schools are barred from

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  • New Publication About a Rural Charter Public School

    New Publication About a Rural Charter Public School0

    • February 20, 2019

    Colorado rural charter schools make up approximately 14% of all charter schools statewide. The challenges rural school districts face are frequent topics of discussion in education policy circles, such as: funding, facilities, and a shortage of teachers. Rural charter schools often face the same challenges as their authorizing public school district. These charter schools also

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  • SBE Tie Vote on Classical Academy Means BVSD Decision Stands

    SBE Tie Vote on Classical Academy Means BVSD Decision Stands0

    • February 14, 2019

    Today, Ascent Classical Academy Flatirons lost its second appeal to the State Board of Education on a three to three party-line vote. The Boulder Valley School District’s decision to deny the charter stands. In the first appeal to the SBE, Democratic member Val Flores crossed party lines and voted in favor of the school. It

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  • VIDEO: DPS Open Negotiations -See for Yourself

    VIDEO: DPS Open Negotiations -See for Yourself0

    • February 11, 2019

    Since last spring, the public has witnessed a growing number of teachers who have expressed their frustration with the level of education funding from both the state legislature and their own districts’ compensation plans. In April last year, thousands of teachers rallied multiple days at the State Capitol Building as the legislature discussed the School

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  • It’s National School Choice Week!!!

    It’s National School Choice Week!!!0

    • January 23, 2019

    Today I joined fellow students at the Colorado State Capitol Building to watch the legislative process! It was really cool because I heard a legislator talk about National School Choice Week! I even met a real live legislator named Senator John Cooke from Weld County. He is really tall! Before he was a state senator

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  • Are State Education Rankings Accurate?

    Are State Education Rankings Accurate?0

    • January 16, 2019

    State education rankings are commonly used in conversations about the U.S. education system. One of the most popular ranking systems is from the U.S. News and World Report.  The Cato Institute conducted a study which focused on the U.S. News and World Report’s education measurement, and set out to assess the bias behind this ranking

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