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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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  • 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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  • Power Technical: Preparing Educated and Ethical Leaders in the Trades

    Power Technical: Preparing Educated and Ethical Leaders in the Trades0

    • January 27, 2020

    Power Technical (PTEC) is a career and technical education-focused public charter school in the James Irwin Charter Schools network. Authorized by Falcon District 49, the school serves students from across the Colorado Springs area who choose to pursue an education built around preparation for careers in skilled trades.

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  • 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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  • Paradox Valley Charter School: Twenty Years On, Choice Survives

    Paradox Valley Charter School: Twenty Years On, Choice Survives0

    • February 20, 2019

    Colorado rural charter schools make up approximately 14% of all charter schools statewide. The challenges rural school districts face are frequent topics of discussion in education policy circles, such as: funding, facilities, and a shortage of teachers. Rural charter schools often face the same challenges as their authorizing public school district. These charter schools also

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