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Colorado’s largest charter school pushing creativity in new facility

By   /  September 22, 2016  /  Colorado, Education, News  /  No Comments

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“We want to make sure the first question [teachers] ask and the last question they ask is what’s best for the students,” Cochran said.

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Educators promote healthier lifestyles in Colorado’s public charter schools

By   /  September 16, 2016  /  Colorado, Education, News  /  No Comments

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“We’re having a completely different conversation than we were 13 years ago,” Wikstrom said. “We’ve been able to raise awareness. We’ve been able to connect schools to training.”

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Largest charter project in Colorado is now open

By   /  September 12, 2016  /  Colorado, Education Blog  /  No Comments

Of the state’s seven congressional districts, the same number as before the 2010 U.S. Census, Republicans hold four and Democrats, two. All the Democratic districts and two Republican districts are considered safe for the incumbents.

Stargate K-12 is now open in Thornton, Colorado, having expanded from a former K-8. The $51 million campus, serving 1,150 gifted and talented kids on a 43-acre campus is the largest charter project in the state. “We were K-8 for 20 years, and we started having 50 percent of our 8th graders who were supposed to […]

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Colorado charter school pairs students with mentors

By   /  August 29, 2016  /  Colorado, Education Blog  /  No Comments

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At the Atlas Preparatory Academy in Colorado Springs, each freshman is paired with a mentor from the community to stay with them through their four years of high school and beyond. “We’re really excited to have an individual in the community who cares and wants to spend time with them to figure out their life path and […]

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Remembering a legendary Colorado educator

By   /  August 25, 2016  /  Colorado, Education, Education Blog  /  No Comments

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: The election may end Tuesday but the scrutiny over Fieldworks is expected to continue.

Colorado educator Roscoe Davidson died Sunday at the age of 89, leaving behind a legacy of “endless compassion.”

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How to talk about school choice

By   /  August 22, 2016  /  Colorado, Education, News  /  No Comments

Denver panel Amplify Choice

To sell charter schools, the first step is making sure the customers know what they’re buying. A panel of Colorado-based school choice advocates shared their observations and ideas on the best way to market charters at the Franklin Center’s recent Amplify School Choice 2016 conference in Denver. Shannon Nicholas, director of communications and programs for […]

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