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Issue Papers

  • 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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Issue Backgrounders

  • The State of K-12 Union Contract Transparency
    The State of K-12 Union Contract Transparency0
    • February 26, 2015

    More than a decade before Proposition 104 shone a light on the negotiation process, the General Assembly required that the negotiation product should be made available using online technology. Lacking any sort of enforcement mechanism, a significant minority of bargaining school districts have fallen short of the basic expectation, though persistent reminders helped in many cases. Given the experience with union contract transparency, citizens should not take for granted full compliance with the letter and spirit of the new open negotiations law.

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Opinion

Blog Posts

  • Westminster’s Annual CBS Summit
    Westminster’s Annual CBS Summit0
    • October 10, 2019

    Between October 9 and 11, Westminster Public Schools is hosting the second iteration of its educator and administrator summit intended to showcase and explain the Competency Based System (CBS) used to structure curriculum and instruction at all of the district’s schools. CBS, which has now been in place at WPS for over half a decade,

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News

  • 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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Other Publications

  • 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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