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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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We All have a Right to Know

Sometimes dreaded and sometimes eagerly awaited, report cards are an ever-present component in the world of education. A new kind of report card was released today, but before we shift our attention to it, a brief historical note is needed to demonstrate why it was necessary in the first place.

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Union Files Lawsuit Against Community Decision

On Friday, May 10, the Pueblo Education Association, the local affiliate of the Colorado Education Association for Pueblo School District No. 60, moved to legally challenge an April Colorado State Board of Education decision to allow an outside management company to run the struggling Risley International Academy of Innovation. State Board Chair Angelika Schroeder criticized the union’s actions on Tuesday, calling them disappointing and maintaining that it is in effect shifting attention away from where the focus ought to be: on improving student outcomes.

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New Study Released on CTE Programs

Today the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) released the results of its recent study on the efficacy of high school level Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs across the country. The study reveals several areas of incongruence between the training provided by these programs and the career opportunities currently available.

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