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  • Curriculum Transparency: A Must for Effective Parent-Teacher Partnerships

    Curriculum Transparency: A Must for Effective Parent-Teacher Partnerships0

    • April 29, 2022

    Due to extended periods of virtual learning, heightened social tensions, and extensive media coverage of a variety of hot-button issues, parents have taken a keener interest in the business of their children’s education than at any other time in recent memory. Parents have demanded more access to information regarding which curricula schools adopt, which educational

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  • 2021 Handbook on K-12 Issues for Colorado School Board Members

    2021 Handbook on K-12 Issues for Colorado School Board Members0

    • November 2, 2021

    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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  • The Science of Reading: What Every Colorado School Board Member Should Know

    The Science of Reading: What Every Colorado School Board Member Should Know0

    • November 2, 2021

    Local board of education members have the unique opportunity to impact each student enrolled in their district’s public schools. As leaders, they have the responsibility to hold their superintendents accountable for ensuring students become proficient readers. The Science of Reading: What Every Colorado School Board Member Should Know is designed to be an easy-to-understand guide

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  • An Overview of Colorado K-12 Career and Technical Education

    An Overview of Colorado K-12 Career and Technical Education0

    • July 9, 2020

    Over the past several decades Career and Technical Education (CTE) has emerged as a robust avenue for promoting educational options for public school students ranging from those who would have been traditionally served by vocational education programs to college-bound students in high demand fields.

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  • How Federal Programs Support Private K-12 Students and Teachers

    How Federal Programs Support Private K-12 Students and Teachers0

    • March 14, 2019

    Despite the widely held misconception that private schools are barred from all forms of taxpayer-funded support, the federal government has long recognized the need to support nonpublic school students and staff nationwide. Federal law requires that these schools have access to a number of federally funded “equitable services” through their local school districts. There are

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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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