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Trump-DeVos voucher program may face legal, political trouble in Colorado

By   /  December 5, 2016  /  Colorado, Education, Federal Government, News  /  No Comments

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It’s no easy feat to implement a voucher system in Colorado. Just ask school choice advocates on the Douglas County school board.

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Colorado school board kills voucher program

By   /  November 16, 2016  /  Colorado, Education Blog  /  No Comments

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On Tuesday, the Douglas County, Col., school board voted unanimously to rescind a voucher program that gave parents the option of enrolling their children in a non-religious school. The program was created in March after the Colorado Supreme Court in 2015 declared unconstitutional an earlier program that included religious schools. Read more here.

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Online education allows student to balance school and work

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

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High school junior Fabian Simons has turned to online education in order to balance school and work. “I used to have a job at Water World,” Simons said. “I would have to go to school and not show up for work or go to work and not show up for school.” The flexibility of the oft-maligned […]

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Denver university, high school create partnership

By   /  November 14, 2016  /  Colorado, Education Blog  /  No Comments

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Students and instructors from the Denver campus of the University of Colorado will be partnering with Wheat Ridge High School students to provide guidance and mentorship. “As a high school, it’s a gift to have college professors come in and help us. They teach us what they teach their students in college. It really helps us […]

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Denver expo helps families choose the right school

By   /  November 14, 2016  /  Colorado, Education Blog  /  No Comments

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Denver Public Schools recently held their sixth annual Great Schools Expo, a chance for the families of fifth and eighth graders to learn about the options available and select their middle or high school.“Students can learn if a school is the right school for them or not,” said Brian Eschbacher of Denver Public Schools. Read […]

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Implications for education if Democrats take Colorado Senate

By   /  November 2, 2016  /  Colorado, Education Blog  /  No Comments

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Republicans have held a one-vote advantage in Colorado’s Senate since the 2014 midterm elections but, if the Democrats take control next week, one policy area that could see big changes is education. Chalkbeat Colorado writes that, while the push is currently for a resolution to Colorado’s education funding issues, Democrats are likely to spend more in […]

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