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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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  • How Do We Stop Bullying and Violence in Schools?

    How Do We Stop Bullying and Violence in Schools?0

    • November 19, 2018

    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

    • November 13, 2018

    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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  • New Teacher Evaluation Systems are Improving Student Outcomes

    New Teacher Evaluation Systems are Improving Student Outcomes0

    • November 6, 2018

    [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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  • Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Releases Report on Colorado’s Blaine Clauses

    Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Releases Report on Colorado’s Blaine Clauses0

    • October 4, 2018

    A newly released report entitled “The Colorado Constitution’s No Aid To Sectarian Institutions Clause and its Impact on Civil Rights,” examines the origins of the Colorado Constitution’s No Aid Clause (known as Blaine Amendments), and the historical and modern applications. The report was authored by members of the Colorado Advisory Committee to the U.S. Civil

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  • Research Indicates that Amendment 73 will not Improve Educational Outcomes

    Research Indicates that Amendment 73 will not Improve Educational Outcomes0

    • September 27, 2018

    Amendment 73 proposes an income, corporate, and property tax hike to raise money for K-12 public education. Academic economist, Dr. Linda Gorman, commented in her thorough analysis of the 1.6 billion-dollar tax increase that there is no guarantee that increased spending will lead to additional educational opportunities. Furthermore, the amendment would end protections against continuous

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  • Basis Charter School Network Tops US News Best High School Rankings

    Basis Charter School Network Tops US News Best High School Rankings0

    • September 14, 2018

    Charter schools continue to offer exceptional education opportunities. The Arizona centered BASIS charter school network sweeps the top five national high school rankings in the US News & Reports Annual Ranking. BASIS charter schools have no admission requirements and openly accepts students based on a random lottery system due to the high demand for the

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