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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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  • Education Innovation Ecosystems

    Education Innovation Ecosystems0

    • August 16, 2018

    This summer I read a book about ecosystems, and my parents bought me a fish tank to learn about responsibility and see an ecosystem in action. I learned a lot about how community interaction can help everyone in the tank prosper, so I was excited to learn that community, education, and business can be thought

  • Thank You Tom Boasberg

    Thank You Tom Boasberg0

    • August 6, 2018

    After nearly ten years of service, education leader Tom Boasberg has resigned from his role as superintendent of Denver Public Schools (DPS). He cited no reason other than family for leaving and left no recommendation for a replacement for Colorado’s largest school district. Under Tom Boasberg’s leadership, DPS thrived and became one of Colorado’s model districts.

  • Post Katrina: Autonomous Charter Schools Prove Successful

    Post Katrina: Autonomous Charter Schools Prove Successful0

    • July 16, 2018

    In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, instituting school choice in New Orleans has helped enliven and rebuild education and has reinforced proof of the effectiveness of charter school management. The study What Effect Did the New Orleans School Reforms Have On Student Achievement, High School Graduation, and College Outcomes? , conducted by Douglas Harris and Matthew Larsen,

  • Janus v. AFSCME: Free Speech Wins, Unions Lose

    Janus v. AFSCME: Free Speech Wins, Unions Lose0

    • June 27, 2018

    The Supreme Court of the United States today dealt a major blow to public sector employment unions. At issue was whether public sector unions are permitted to withhold fees, without consent, from employees who do not want to join the union. The specific law at issue in the case is an Illinois law that allowed

  • Congratulations DSST

    Congratulations DSST0

    • June 25, 2018

    Colorado’s charter schools are no rookies when it comes to setting school choice standards–so it’s no surprise that the Denver School of Science and Technology (DSST) charter school network received this year’s Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools, an award given to the country’s best public charter school network. The Broad Prize is awarded to

  • Tenure is for university researchers, not for teachers without research duties

    Tenure is for university researchers, not for teachers without research duties0

    • June 15, 2018

    You hear much about the ideal university as a place of free and open inquiry. The historical record is far more sordid.