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  • Liberty Common Charter School: Excellence in Education

    Liberty Common Charter School: Excellence in Education0

    • January 24, 2021

    In Liberty Common Charter School: Excellence in Education, Senior Fellow in Education Policy Ross Izard shares the success of a Fort Collins parent-led public charter school that meets the standard of excellence. Liberty Common is a K-12 public charter school authorized by the Poudre School District in Fort Collins, Colorado. Students in kindergarten through grade eight

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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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  • 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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  • Off the Beaten Trail: A Profile of Two Rural Colorado Private Schools

    Off the Beaten Trail: A Profile of Two Rural Colorado Private Schools0

    • January 16, 2018

    In “Off the Beaten Trail,” Senior Fellow in Education Policy Ross Izard ventures out to the western side of Colorado to visit two rural private schools for his next profile.

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  • An Island of Opportunity: A Profile of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Academy

    An Island of Opportunity: A Profile of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Academy0

    • February 10, 2017

    In An Island of Opportunity, Senior Education Policy Analyst Ross Izard profiles St. Rose of Lima Catholic Academy. St. Rose is a private, PK-8 Catholic school that predominantly serves low-income Hispanic children. Most children who attend St. Rose come from migrant backgrounds. An integral part of the surrounding neighborhood for more than half a century, St.

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  • Altering Courses: A Profile of Crossroads School

    Altering Courses: A Profile of Crossroads School0

    • June 23, 2016

    In “Altering Courses,” Senior Education Policy Analyst Ross Izard describes his time at Crossroads School in Longmont, Colorado. Described lovingly as the “island of misfit toys where everybody fits,” Crossroads is a private, faith-based alternative school for at-risk middle and high school students. Started in 2010 with the specific goal of serving children whose needs

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