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  • Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Jeffco’s Ken Witt Pokes Recall Advocates0

    • October 9, 2015

    Friday Fun Day has arrived yet again. I don’t have super-secret materials to share or an inspiring video to show you today. But I do have something pretty darn entertaining: A school board reformer in Jeffco calling the bluff of recall proponents in Jeffco by filing a complaint against… himself. Yes, that’s right. Tired of […]

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  • Top Secret School Board Candidate Briefing Materials Declassified0

    • September 25, 2015

    Last night, the Education Policy Center team finished the last of its five school board candidate briefings at the Independence Institute in Denver. This year’s briefings have garnered a fair amount of attention from anti-reform folks, including some pretty interesting conspiracy theories. I am pleased to report that after talking it over with their evil […]

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  • Colorado Supreme Court Nixes Negative Factor Challenge0

    • September 21, 2015

    We’ve been talking a lot about the courts lately. Between the Dougco voucher decision, the ridiculous silliness going on in Thompson, and Washington’s bizarre decision that charter schools are unconstitutional, there hasn’t been much cause for celebration. I’ll admit to feeling pretty darn frustrated with the courts. Now, many of the folks on the other […]

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  • Thompson Majority Fights On for Local Control0

    • September 17, 2015

    Most of you probably remember that there’s sort of a thing going on in Thompson School District. Okay, maybe that’s a bit of an understatement. In actuality, Thompson now stands alongside Jefferson County as ground zero for one of the most important education battles in Colorado. More specifically, Thompson has been engaged in an ugly […]

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  • Independence Institute “Indoctrinates” CO School Board Candidates with Helpful Policy Information0

    • September 11, 2015

    It’s hard to believe it’s Friday again. I’ve been scurrying around the Independence Institute office helping my policy friends get ready for their first of five 2015 Colorado School Board Candidate Briefings. This one was held in Loveland, Colorado, last night. Attendees received a presentation on Colorado education policy, and had a chance to ask […]

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  • Jeffco Union Prez Wants “Big Lift”; For Kids’ Sake, How About Some Peace?0

    • August 28, 2015

    So union leaders and members come to an agreement with pay raises and some concessions from district leaders — an agreement praised by the Denver Post — yet JCEA wants to keep fighting for control. And they want us to believe their focus is what’s best for students? JCEA brass is focused on the “big lift,” leaving many great teachers and even more kids trapped in between.

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