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  • Can’t Contain My Excitement: Dougco Case Reaches Supreme Court Today0

    • December 10, 2014

    Don’t get me wrong: Christmas will be great when it comes in a couple weeks, but there’s only one Douglas County Choice Scholarship Program hearing before the Colorado Supreme Court! Following a great amicus brief and a terrific Denver Post op-ed written by a Dougco dad, a positive ruling sometime in 2015 could open doors and break down more barriers in parts of Colorado and beyond, giving students and families access to more educational options than ever before. Power to the students and the parents!

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  • New Hampshire Ruling for Kids & Tax Credits Makes Me Smile Wider0

    • August 28, 2014

    “Good news for educational freedom!” Words that can light up my day, right up there with “Free Legos” and “of course, you can have another scoop of Superman ice cream.” (Sadly, too many kids are left Waiting for Superman… Okay, okay. Enough groaning already.) Specifically, the latest good news comes compliments of the “merry band […]

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  • Colorado Course Choice Pilot Programs Have New Resource to Consult0

    • May 20, 2014

    Late in the session the Colorado legislature passed House Bill 1382, authorizing the creation of K-12 online education pilot programs. One pilot program area — funding student choices at the course level — has received some detailed help in the form of a policy strategy manual from the Fordham Foundation, to go along with our 2012 issue paper, Online Course-Level Funding.

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  • Denver Post: “Fundamental Fairness” in Jeffco Charter Student Funding Plan0

    • April 28, 2014

    In Colorado, school boards have the opportunity to improve charter funding equity locally. In a positive development, the Denver Post expressed support for the Jefferson County board’s decision to set aside an extra $3.7 million to bring their charter schools somewhat closer to parity with their district-run counterparts.

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  • Colorado Supreme Court Will Hear Dougco School Choice Case, More Waiting Ahead0

    • March 17, 2014

    The Colorado Supreme Court has announced it will hear the case of Taxpayers for Public Education v. Douglas County School District — yes, the case of the groundbreaking Choice Scholarship Program. One phase of waiting is over. With briefings to be exchanged into June and oral arguments expected for the fall, we just need to stay patient.

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  • Lawsuit to Protect Tenure Over Students Makes CEA Not Only Wrong But Lonely0

    • January 30, 2014

    Have you ever stuck your neck out there, the only one in the crowd choosing something different from everyone else, and then gave the wrong answer? That must be a little bit what CEA leaders feel like as they actively challenge a policy that keeps ineffective teachers out of classrooms. To put the icing on the cake, they announced their lawsuit and legislation right in the middle of National School Choice Week, a celebration of quality educational options for students.

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