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  • Open Enrollment and the Internet0

    • October 31, 2007

    Over the course of one year, an evaluation of Colorado’s 20 largest school district Web sites was conducted to determine if districts made available, via the Internet, essential open enrollment procedural information in an easy-to-access manner.

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  • Denver’s ProComp and Teacher Compensation Reform in Colorado0

    • August 17, 2007

    This report provides an in-depth look at Denver’s new results-based system for teacher pay in the larger context of compensation reform. It identifies areas where the plan could be improved and expanded to be used in other Colorado schools.

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  • Addressing Safety Reporting Deficiencies on Colorado’s School Accountability Report0

    • February 27, 2006

    The Safety and Discipline table within Colorado’s School Accountability Reports (SAR) does not provide a realistic picture of the environment in many public schools. The narrow criteria for an incident to be reported in the table under Assaults/Fights do not include most assaults and fights that take place in schools. This Issue Paper examines several issues in regard to current safety reporting.

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  • Contract Schools Bring Innovative New Choices to Denver Public Schools0

    • June 7, 2005

    In an effort to improve student achievement, Denver Public Schools is expanding its school options by contracting with non-public school providers — including Escuela de Tlatelolco, Connections Academy and the New America School.

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  • Delta County School District Has VISION for School Choice0

    • May 5, 2005

    An innovative school district on Colorado’s Western Slope created a system of unique educational choices to satisfy the demands of families in its community. In fall 2000, Delta County 50 (J) School District unveiled the VISION Coalition. Built on the pillars of trust and autonomy, the program now serves nearly 15 percent of the district public school student population.

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  • The Ignacio Market Driven Compensation Plan and Why It Fell Short0

    • March 3, 2005

    Colorado local school boards, unlike those in many states, determine their districts’ salary schedules. Most school districts pay teachers strictly according to the number of years served and the amount of postgraduate educational credit and degrees attained. Notable exceptions include Douglas County R-1, which has operated a performance pay system for teachers since 1994, and Denver Public Schools, which awaits a November 2005 vote on a mill-levy increase to approve funding for its “ProComp” plan. But the Ignacio School District 11JT in southwestern Colorado went a step further when it unveiled a unique and innovative teacher compensation proposal in February 2003.

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