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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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  • Denver and Colorado Charter School Performance in a National Context0

    • June 18, 2019

    Earlier this year, Bellwether Education Partners produced an update to its 2015 study on “The State of the Charter Sector.” The publication provides a broad overview of the charter school landscape across the United States and presents several general findings. First, concerning the charter movement as a whole, it demonstrates that following a period of

  • Homeschooling Summer Opportunities

    Homeschooling Summer Opportunities0

    • June 14, 2019

    In the 1980s the Colorado homeschool movement grew rapidly as thousands of parents grew disenchanted with the public school system for various reasons. Secular and religious homeschool organizations formed to offer families networking opportunities for the parents and activities, classes, and social enrichment for the children. Although homeschooling in Colorado is formally “deregulated” in the

  • Jeffco Ignores Concerned Parents about Controversial Curriculum

    Jeffco Ignores Concerned Parents about Controversial Curriculum0

    • June 6, 2019

    According to our own Pam Benigno, an elementary school in Jefferson County has been quietly working to install a controversial curriculum while it and the district continue to provide parents with misleading information concerning opt-out opportunities. Assembled by AMAZEworks, the curriculum in question addresses a broad range of issues that relate to various spheres of

  • One Size Doesn’t Fit All in College Enrollment

    One Size Doesn’t Fit All in College Enrollment0

    • June 5, 2019

    Whether by design or not, Chalkbeat recently published two complementary articles on efforts to affect college attendance rates among high school students, one detailing a nationwide approaches that didn’t work, the other focusing on a program at a school right here in Colorado that did. In the first case, organizations such as the College Board

  • We All have a Right to Know

    We All have a Right to Know0

    • May 29, 2019

    Sometimes dreaded and sometimes eagerly awaited, report cards are an ever-present component in the world of education. A new kind of report card was released today, but before we shift our attention to it, a brief historical note is needed to demonstrate why it was necessary in the first place. In the mid-1990s, then under

  • Union Files Lawsuit Against Community Decision

    Union Files Lawsuit Against Community Decision0

    • May 15, 2019

    On Friday, May 10, the Pueblo Education Association, the local affiliate of the Colorado Education Association for Pueblo School District No. 60, moved to legally challenge an April Colorado State Board of Education decision to allow an outside management company to run the struggling Risley International Academy of Innovation. State Board Chair Angelika Schroeder criticized