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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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  • Fund Colorado Charter Schools Equitably0

    • July 5, 2016

    Senior Education Policy Analyst Ross Izard talks about Senate Bill 188, which is legislation that would level the playing field for charter public school students in Colorado.

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  • Intervening for Success at Havern0

    • July 5, 2016

    The Havern School for Children with Learning Disabilities does amazing work down in Littleton, Colorado. Learn about this incredible school in Senior Education Policy Analyst Ross Izard’s second Profile in Private Education, “Intervening for Success: A Profile of the Havern School for Children with Learning Disabilities” here: https://www.i2i.org/intervening-for-success-a-profile-of-the-havern-school-for-children-with-learning-disabilities.

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  • Montana Court Restores Full School Choice Program0

    • July 5, 2016

    Erick Valencia of the Independence Institute’s Education Policy Center applauds a Montana District Court’s ruling that allowed a school choice program to continue as the legislature intended.

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  • Altering Courses: A Profile of Crossroads School

    Altering Courses: A Profile of Crossroads School0

    • June 23, 2016

    In “Altering Courses,” Senior Education Policy Analyst Ross Izard describes his time at Crossroads School in Longmont, Colorado. Described lovingly as the “island of misfit toys where everybody fits,” Crossroads is a private, faith-based alternative school for at-risk middle and high school students. Started in 2010 with the specific goal of serving children whose needs

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  • Masters v. School District Number 1

    Masters v. School District Number 10

    • June 9, 2016

    The Independence Institute has long been a champion of tenure reform, local control, and flexibility in the realm of school and district personnel decisions. In 2010, the Institute was part of a broad, bipartisan coalition supporting Senate Bill 191, Colorado’s teacher evaluation and tenure reform bill. It continues to defend SB 191’s critical reforms from both

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  • Education Labor Handbook: A Guide to Collective Bargaining Reform in Colorado

    Education Labor Handbook: A Guide to Collective Bargaining Reform in Colorado0

    • May 24, 2016

    Colorado’s education labor landscape is complicated. But despite the heavy contractual jargon and often inscrutable political currents, there are tremendous  opportunities for meaningful, sensible reform. Written by Senior Education Policy Analyst Ben DeGrow and co-authored by Education Policy Analyst Ross Izard, the Education Labor Handbook provides the most comprehensive view of collective bargaining reform in

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