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EPClogoThe Education Policy Center promotes issues such as school choice, school accountability, and teachers’ rights through its in-house publications, print media, Internet, radio, television, and legislative briefings. Calling for greater involvement of parents in the role of educating children, this Colorado think tank was the first in the state to promote ideas such as educational vouchers, charter schools, educator accountability, and public school report cards.

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  • Teacher Safety Is School Safety

    Teacher Safety Is School Safety0

    • August 27, 2019

    The Colorado Department of Education annually records the number of serious behavioral incidents by students that occurred on school or district grounds. Individual school reports can be found on SchoolView.org.  Similar practices have been adopted in many other states, and although these incident reports are valuable, in the vast majority of states they do not

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  • Study Series Examines how Denver and Other Cities Compare to Their States

    Study Series Examines how Denver and Other Cities Compare to Their States0

    • August 15, 2019

    With the CMAS results being released today, it is worthwhile to take a few minutes and consider an example of how the data made available by standardized tests is being used by education researchers. For several years now, Stanford University’s Center for Research on Academic Outcomes (CREDO) has been publishing reports on the performance of

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  • New Study Examines Private School Affordability0

    • August 8, 2019

    Last week, Bellwether Education Partners released a study on recent trends in private school access and affordability.  Recent years, the report notes, have seen widespread closures of Catholic schools, which have long provided quality private education to many less-affluent communities.  Combined with increases in non-religious private school tuitions that have outpaced inflation and wage growth,

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  • Some Ongoing Challenges to State Blaine Amendments and Clauses

    Some Ongoing Challenges to State Blaine Amendments and Clauses0

    • July 19, 2019

    In light of the Supreme Court’s granting certiorari to Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue last month, it is worthwhile to highlight the fact that the Montana case is not the only ongoing challenge to a state ban on the provision of aid to religious or “sectarian” institutions. Currently, 37 state constitutions feature Blaine amendments, which

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  • Secretary DeVos and Her Education Freedom Scholarship Proposal Visit Colorado

    Secretary DeVos and Her Education Freedom Scholarship Proposal Visit Colorado0

    • July 3, 2019

    Last week, United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited our state to speak in Colorado Springs at an event organized by Parents Challenge to celebrate the 20thanniversary of the organization’s founding. As now seems to be the case with most public officials, DeVos was greeted by picketers, some of whom seemed to have little

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  • U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Blaine Case

    U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Blaine Case0

    • June 28, 2019

    The United States Supreme Court announced on Friday, June 28, that it intends to hear Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, a case which seeks to answer whether a state’s decision to terminate “a generally available and religiously neutral student-aid program simply because the program affords students the choice of attending religious schools” constitutes a

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