NPR looks at school choice in Denver

By   /  February 21, 2017  /  Colorado, Education Blog  /  No Comments

NPR is reporting on what it calls “Denver’s innovative approach to school choice” which “gets high marks from parents and pundits.” But while noting the praise, NPR also cites “some tough choices about how best to serve the city’s vulnerable students.” Read and listen here and here.  

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Nanny State of the Week: Aspen City Council helps the rich stay rich

By   /  February 3, 2017  /  Colorado, Nanny State of the Week, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Aspen, Colorado, caters to the ultra-rich, and new rules passed by the City Council will put small and local businesses at risk.

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Where Denver students are choosing to attend school

By   /  January 6, 2017  /  Colorado, Education Blog  /  No Comments

On the first day that Denver students could submit their top choices for next year, Chalkbeat took a look at the schools most likely and least likely to have students opting in and out. Chalkbeat reports that 86 percent of kindergarteners get their first-choice school. Eighty-six percent of sixth graders get their first choice. Ninth graders […]

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Picking up the pieces of the failed Lamar Power Plant

By   /  January 6, 2017  /  Colorado, Crony Capitalism, Energy and Environment, News  /  No Comments

After the failure of any major project, the participants inevitably begin sorting out who to blame. In the case of the failed Lamar Power Plant, there are plenty of candidates. In 2006, the Arkansas River Power Authority and its constituent cities created the Lamar Repowering Project, a plan to convert a Lamar natural gas power plant […]

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Colorado school recognized for closing achievement gap

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

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Wildflower Elementary School in Colorado Springs has been recognized as a 2016 National Title 1 Distinguished School.

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Colorado district using competency-based learning

By   /  December 8, 2016  /  Colorado, Education Blog  /  No Comments

Westminster is the only school district in Colorado to use a competency-based learning model, but is it working?

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