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Colorado charter school negotiates ‘fair’ contract with authorizer

By   /  June 28, 2016  /  Colorado, Education, News  /  No Comments

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The school board of Monument Charter Academy has signed a new contract with its authorizer, Lewis Palmer School District 38, ending months of strained negotiations. The charter school had threatened to sue the district because it was receiving no allocation from $4 million in annual mill levy override funds. Monument Academy wanted what it felt was […]

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Google Fiber’s financial commitment in Huntsville still murky

By   /  June 28, 2016  /  Alabama, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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“I think Google probably knows what to expect if it so happens the agreement doesn’t specify,” Gehrdes said.

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Denver-area districts approve new charter schools

By   /  June 24, 2016  /  Colorado, Education, News  /  No Comments

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Board president Amber Drevon said she couldn’t “in good conscience sit back even one more year and allow what is happening at Fletcher to happen.”

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Upstart provider bringing gigabit-capable broadband to smaller markets

By   /  June 20, 2016  /  News, North Carolina, Technology  /  No Comments

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“They’re doing exactly what we want to see done,” Struble said of Ting. “It seems like they’re going about it in a prudent way.”

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Louisville identifies underserved areas in anticipation of broadband boon

By   /  June 17, 2016  /  Kentucky, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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“The more residents share their internet speeds, the easier it will be for our community to attract competition into underserved parts of our community and the more obvious it will be when residents are not getting the advertised service levels.”

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State law forbidding ballot measures puts Idaho charter school in peril

By   /  June 13, 2016  /  Education Blog, Idaho  /  No Comments

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Syringa Mountain School, a charter school in Idaho, faces a severe financial shortfall, leading the Idaho Public Charter School Commission to send a letter of fiscal concern to the state.

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