The Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity brought dozens of bloggers and citizen journalists to Denver for a two-day conference to learn more about school choice, visit choice schools and discuss education reform policy.
The meeting kicked off with Dan Schaller, director of advocacy for the Colorado League of Charter Schools. In Colorado, 12 percent of K-12 students attend a charter school, a number that reaches 18 percent in the city of Denver. Charter schools in Colorado serve more English-language learners and students of color than traditional schools in the state, and outperform district peers.
And they are managing these results with less money. District funding distribution, Schaller said, has most charter schools in the state getting about 80 cents for every dollar a district school receives.
Check back here throughout the day for continuing coverage of the conference.