Education week-in-review: questions in the cafeteria and a money mystery

By   /  July 3, 2015  /  California, Colorado, Education Blog, Ethics, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By Paul Brennan | Watchdog.org
From Colorado, where a school district won’t say why a cafeteria worker was fired, to Philadelphia, where the city council has no idea how the school district spends its money, it been a generally infuriating week in education news.
Watchdog.org has it covered.
Colorado
What really happened in the cafeteria?
Cherry Creek Schools are refusing […]

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Up in smoke: Colorado cities getting a bang for taxpayers’ bucks

By   /  July 3, 2015  /  Colorado, Finances, News, Taxes  /  No Comments

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This Independence Day, hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars will literally go up in smoke.

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Colorado school district denies disciplinary records of cafeteria worker

By   /  July 1, 2015  /  Colorado, News, Open Records  /  No Comments

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Cherry Creek Schools are refusing to release disciplinary records for a food service employee who said she was fired because she gave free food to children who couldn’t afford to pay for school lunch.

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SCOTUS may be next step for Colorado’s school-choice program

By   /  June 29, 2015  /  Colorado, Education, News  /  No Comments

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Attorneys who argued a pro-school-choice case in Colorado are “seriously considering” appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Colorado Supreme Court struck down Monday a pilot voucher program in Douglas County.

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Colorado judicial agencies take different positions on death penalty cost records

By   /  June 25, 2015  /  Colorado, judicial accountability, Judiciary, News, Open Records  /  No Comments

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The Colorado public defender’s office declined to provide defense costs of the death penalty trial for Aurora theater shooting defendant James Holmes, citing client confidentiality, but a different Colorado Judicial Branch agency provided some information for another high-profile death penalty case.

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Residents says county is falsifying road data to get more tax money

By   /  June 23, 2015  /  Colorado, Finances, Fraud, News, State Budgets, Taxes  /  No Comments

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By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org
Boulder County is falsifying road maintenance data, and the Colorado Department of Transportation is refusing to verify the filings, some residents of the county’s subdivisions say.
Chuck Wibby, chairman of the Boulder County Fairness in Road Maintenance community group, provided Watchdog.org with nearly a dozen examples of roads Boulder County rated as good in its […]

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