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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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New website shares research data on students in foster care

By   /  June 23, 2016  /  Colorado, Education  /  No Comments

Colorado made frequent national headlines throughout the year

By C.S. Boddie / Watchdog.org The University of Northern Colorado has developed a website to provide ready access to data on educational outcomes for students in foster care, the culmination of a  research partnership between public and private entities in the state. “This work has become a model for how to do research partnerships at the state […]

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Colorado DOE faces lawsuit over policy-related firing

By   /  June 20, 2016  /  Colorado, Education Blog  /  No Comments

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Dian Prestwich, a former employee of the Colorado Department of Education, is suing the state DOE, which she says fired her last year for sharing her opinions on proposed policy changes. Claiming a violation of her First Amendment right to free speech, Prestwich is suing for legal fees, the reinstatement of her job and wages lost during her […]

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‘Listening tour’ will help inform Colorado implementation of new education law

By   /  June 13, 2016  /  Colorado, Education, Federal Government, News  /  No Comments

Is Colorado rife with voter fraud?

by C.S. Boddie / Watchdog.org The Colorado Department of Education’s “listening tour” around the state was the first step in what is expected to be a long-running project designed to gather information and inform decision on how the new federal education law will be implemented in the state. Armed with survey software, CDE staff visited […]

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A $628 million tax hike for education in Denver?

By   /  June 10, 2016  /  Colorado, Education Blog  /  No Comments

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A committee of stakeholders in Denver has recommended that Denver Public Schools put a $628 million tax hike on the ballot. The money would go toward building new schools, renovating existing schools, technology, personnel, and other education-related expenses. The school board is scheduled to vote June 16 on the proposal. If it’s approved, voters get their […]

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Colorado charter schools claim a sliver of renovation money

By   /  June 10, 2016  /  Colorado, Education, News  /  No Comments

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“Despite surpassing the districts on these metrics, the charters are significantly underrepresented,” Schaller told Watchdog.org on Friday. “When the need in those facilities are more acute we see no need why they should get less.”

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