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Study Series Examines how Denver and Other Cities Compare to Their States

Overall, students within the city of Denver compare rather positively to their peers across the state and have posted greater learning gains in both reading and math assessments in the academic years 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17. When growth performance is broken down by school category, charter and innovation schools outperform traditional public schools when it comes to reading growth results, though in the latest year for which data is available the gap was lesser than in prior years.

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New Study Examines Private School Affordability

A recent Bellwether Education Partners study examined private school affordability and profiled several approaches aiming to make private education more accessible to low- and middle-income Americans.

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Some Ongoing Challenges to State Blaine Amendments and Clauses

Since the Trinity Lutheran ruling the Institute for Justice has taken a very active role in helping bring down state Blaine amendments, as they constitute a major barrier to school choice.

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Secretary DeVos and Her Education Freedom Scholarship Proposal Visit Colorado

It is worthwhile to look at the Education Freedom Scholarship proposal beyond the context of groups chanting “down, down with corporations.”

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U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Blaine Case

The United States Supreme Court will hear Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, a case that stands to further clarify the constitutionality of state Blaine clauses.

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Teachers Generally Unaware of Landmark Court Ruling, Per New Study

Among the study’s most crucial findings is that only one in four teachers surveyed had even heard of the Janus v. AFSCME decision at all.

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Denver and Colorado Charter School Performance in a National Context

Both of Colorado’s major urban areas of Denver and Colorado Springs are highlighted among cities where the charter sector produced greater learning gains than did district schools.

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Homeschooling Summer Opportunities

Over the years, a number of home schooling associations including co-ops and support groups have emerged in our state. One such group, the Christian Home Educators of Colorado (CHEC), is currently hosting the Rocky Mountain Homeschool Conference.

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Jeffco Ignores Concerned Parents about Controversial Curriculum

According to our own Pam Benigno, an elementary school in Jefferson County has been quietly working to install a controversial curriculum while it and the district continue to provide parents with misleading information concerning opt-out opportunities.

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One Size Doesn’t Fit All in College Enrollment

Whether by design or not, Chalkbeat recently published two complementary articles on efforts to affect college attendance rates among high school students, one detailing a nationwide approaches that didn’t work, the other focusing on a program at a school right here in Colorado that did.

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