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EPClogoThe Education Policy Center promotes issues such as school choice, school accountability, and teachers’ rights through its in-house publications, print media, Internet, radio, television, and legislative briefings. Calling for greater involvement of parents in the role of educating children, this Colorado think tank was the first in the state to promote ideas such as educational vouchers, charter schools, educator accountability, and public school report cards.

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  • A+ Colorado Releases New Brief about DPS Unified Enrollment

    A+ Colorado Releases New Brief about DPS Unified Enrollment0

    • April 17, 2019

    Colorado has been a national leader in terms of accessible school choice. The brief by A+ Colorado, School Choice with Unified Enrollment, examines both the opportunities and challenges school choice has offered families in Denver. The district moved to a unified choice enrollment platform in 2012. Before the launch of the unified enrollment platform, SchoolChoice,

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

    How Federal Programs Support Private K-12 Students and Teachers0

    • March 14, 2019

    Despite the widely held misconception that private schools are barred from all forms of taxpayer-funded support, the federal government has long recognized the need to support nonpublic school students and staff nationwide. Federal law requires that these schools have access to a number of federally funded “equitable services” through their local school districts. There are

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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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  • Paradox Valley Charter School: Twenty Years On, Choice Survives

    Paradox Valley Charter School: Twenty Years On, Choice Survives0

    • 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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