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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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  • 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

  • New Study Released on CTE Programs

    New Study Released on CTE Programs0

    • May 8, 2019

    Today the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) released the results of its recent study on the efficacy of high school level Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs across the country. The study reveals several areas of incongruence between the training provided by these programs and the career opportunities currently available. Before discussing the study,

  • Homeschool Day at the Capitol

    Homeschool Day at the Capitol0

    • April 26, 2019

    Yesterday, the Christian Home Educators of Colorado (CHEC) held its annual Homeschool Day at the Capitol. Several hundred parents and students were in attendance for this event, which began with a visit of the Capitol and culminated with a rally on the west steps. Colorado’s unpredictable April weather happened to cooperate, as the bright blue

  • SB 191 Under Attack?

    SB 191 Under Attack?0

    • April 24, 2019

    It ought to go without saying that an effective public education system should seek to identify classroom instructors who are successful and those who are not in order to reward and incentivize the former and to correct the latter. This was ostensibly the aim of the 2010 Senate Bill 191, the provisions of which continue

  • A+ Colorado Releases New Brief about DPS Unified Enrollment

    A+ Colorado Releases New Brief about DPS Unified Enrollment0

    • April 17, 2019

    Colorado has been a national leader in terms of accessible school choice. The brief by A+ Colorado, School Choice with Unified Enrollment, examines both the opportunities and challenges school choice has offered families in Denver. The district moved to a unified choice enrollment platform in 2012. Before the launch of the unified enrollment platform, SchoolChoice,