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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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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Fight for the Best Charter Schools in the Nation

    The Fight for the Best Charter Schools in the Nation0

    • January 10, 2019

    The recently released book by Cara Stillings Candal, The Fight for the Best Charter Public Schools in the Nation, examines the case of charter schools in Massachusetts. Candal is an education policy expert and a senior fellow at the Pioneer Institute with an extensive background in education policy. In her book, she discusses the success

  • 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.