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

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

Courtesy of the American Federation for Children

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

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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