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  • Power Technical: Preparing Educated and Ethical Leaders in the Trades

    Power Technical: Preparing Educated and Ethical Leaders in the Trades0

    • January 27, 2020

    Power Technical (PTEC) is a career and technical education-focused public charter school in the James Irwin Charter Schools network. Authorized by Falcon District 49, the school serves students from across the Colorado Springs area who choose to pursue an education built around preparation for careers in skilled trades.

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  • 2019 School Board Candidate Briefing Materials

    2019 School Board Candidate Briefing Materials0

    • October 8, 2019

    One of the Education Policy Center’s primary goals is to educate local education leaders about important education policy issues, thereby equipping them to make smart, well-informed decisions in their school districts. As part of that effort, the Education Policy Center staff provide biennial education policy briefings to all interested school board candidates, regardless of political

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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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  • The undeniable efficacy of charter schools

    The undeniable efficacy of charter schools0

    • October 17, 2017

    Two studies were released this month from universities in California that demonstrate the effectiveness of school choice and the need for more options in education.

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  • The Challenges of Opening a Charter School: Three Colorado Case Studies

    The Challenges of Opening a Charter School: Three Colorado Case Studies0

    • July 18, 2017

    The steady expansion of charter schools in Colorado has introduced these autonomous public schools to communities across the state. Yet significant misunderstandings about charter schools, their purpose, and the nature of their existence remain. Outside of education policy circles, few are aware of the diversity of charter schools, the wide variety of student populations they

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  • The Inevitability of Educational Choice0

    • January 29, 2016

    Well, my friends, National School Choice Week 2016 is almost over. I know, I know. Every week should really be National School Choice Week. But let’s be honest, we can’t expect to pull together massive rallies like the one we had yesterday every week. And hey, at least you got to watch some sweet videos […]

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