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Colorado House candidate promotes school choice at RNC

By   /  July 22, 2016  /  Colorado, Education, Education Blog, National, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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Casper Stockham, who is running for Congress in Colorado’s 1st District, worries that Centennial State voters don’t fully understand the benefits of school choice. He hopes to change that. In an interview with Watchdog while attending the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week, the Air Force veteran and radio talk-show host conceded that Colorado conservatives love […]

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Charter advocates hope favorable report leads to more equitable funding

By   /  July 21, 2016  /  Colorado, Education, News  /  No Comments

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“I think it’s an affirmation of what we’ve been saying this past legislative session,” Schaller added. “There’s no reason these schools should be funded any differently.”

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Colorado delegate backs Trump, but doesn’t like continued criticism of state’s process

By   /  July 19, 2016  /  Colorado, National, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

Is Colorado rife with voter fraud?

CLEVELAND – Jimmy Sengenberger, an alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention from Colorado, runs a charity called the Liberty Day Institute that aims to teach fifth graders about the Constitution. He wants to help kids understand their political system. He wants to help presidential candidates do the same. Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump continues to take pot […]

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Denver to strip nearly 50 teachers of tenure

By   /  July 15, 2016  /  Colorado, Education Blog  /  No Comments

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A Colorado educator-effectiveness law could mean that 47 Denver teachers will lose their tenured status and the protections it provides. These teachers have been rated ineffective at their jobs for two years in a row. Some worry that this will lead to higher turnover as teachers fear for their job security and choose to resign […]

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Over-regulation threatens school choice in Colorado

By   /  July 12, 2016  /  Colorado, Education, News  /  No Comments

Colorado made frequent national headlines throughout the year

School choice is under threat in Colorado, according to three advocates for public and private choice who spoke during a workshop at the recent Western Conservative Summit in Denver. Brittany Corona, director of state programs and government relations for the Friedman Foundation for Education Choice, Tilley Elvrum, president of Public SchoolOptions.org, and Laura Boggs, formerly a member […]

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There’s HOPE for five Aurora charters, as state board overturns local closure

By   /  July 8, 2016  /  Colorado, Education, News  /  No Comments

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Board Member Pam Mazanec, a Republican, said she couldn’t “in good conscience close the door to this option for these students.”

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