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Issue Papers

  • 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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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

  • Liberty Common Charter School: Excellence in Education0
    • January 26, 2021

    In celebration of National School Choice Week, we are pleased to release our latest school profile. In Liberty Common Charter School: Excellence in Education, Senior Fellow in Education Policy Ross Izard shares the success of a Ft. Collins parent-led public charter school that meets the standard of excellence. Liberty Common K-8 students follow the content-rich Core Knowledge

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Other Publications

  • 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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