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ACLU vs. Nevada Families: Another Big Anti-School Choice Case to Wait Out

The Pope is Catholic. The sun rises in the east, and sets in the west. The grass...

Jeffco Union Prez Wants “Big Lift”; For Kids’ Sake, How About Some Peace?

So union leaders and members come to an agreement with pay raises and some concessions from district...

Respected Voices Highlight Importance of Reform Battles in Jeffco, Thompson

Yesterday, we took a look at a major school choice flub in the new PDK/Gallup national education...

What’s New? PDK/Gallup Survey Flubs School Choice Question Once More

For being so young, it feels like I’ve really had to repeat myself a lot lately. Not...

Meet Colorado’s New PPI Report Card, Same as the Old PPI Report Card

It’s Friday again, my friends, and that means it’s time for a more colorful look at education...

Meet Colorado’s New PPI Report Card, Same as the Old PPI Report Card

It’s Friday again, my friends, and that means it’s time for a more colorful look at education...

Eddie’s Crazy Idea: More Colo. Districts Should Pursue Student-Based Budgeting

Hey, I’ve got a crazy idea! Why not have school districts base their budgeting on students like...

Union Complaints Obscure Need for Fair, Level Playing Field

Union Complaints Obscure Need for Fair, Level Playing Field

Denver and Jeffco union leaders complain about new requirements to communicate with employees on the same terms as other groups. But shouldn’t teachers be given options on a level playing field?

August 6, 2015 | Comments Off | Read More »

Colorado Student-Based Budgeting on the Rise

Colorado Student-Based Budgeting on the Rise

Led by Falcon 49, a growing number of Colorado local K-12 agencies have set the pace for student-based budgeting standard to increase transparency, equity, and flexibility in how resources are used. More opportunities lie ahead for these school districts and other adopters to expand and accelerate its benefits.

August 14, 2015 | 1 comment | Read More »

Amy Oliver Show: Falcon 49 Forges Smarter Budget Path

Amy Oliver Show: Falcon 49 Forges Smarter Budget Path

Falcon 49 Chief Business Officer Brett Ridgway explains how his school district’s unique model pushes important budget decisions down to the school level.

March 11, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

Devil’s Advocate: Jeffco Board “Vindicated” on AP U.S. History Framework

Devil’s Advocate: Jeffco Board “Vindicated” on AP U.S. History Framework

Education reporters Nic Garcia of Chalkbeat and Sherrie Peif of CompleteColorado.com join host Jon Caldara to discuss the recent uproar over a Jefferson County board member’s suggestion to review the AP U.S. History framework.

August 12, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

Events

National School Choice Week Comes to Colorado Capitol

National School Choice Week Comes to Colorado Capitol

On January 26, the Independence Institute joined 13 other local groups in co-sponsoring a first-time National School Choice Week rally at...

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Spanish-Speaking Families Celebrate School Choice at Institute

Spanish-Speaking Families Celebrate School Choice at Institute

On Thursday, January 30, more than 50 people came to the Independence Institute's Freedom Embassy for dinner and a special showing...

Feb 3, 2014 | No comment | Read More »

Ed Center in the News

Wallet Hub Study Cites Observations on K-12 Spending Efficiency

Senior education policy analyst Ben DeGrow's comments were cited in a new Wallet Hub study...

Mar 20, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

Analyst Shares Insights, Lessons from Lobato School Funding Case

In a School Reform News story about Kansas’ school funding battle in the courts, senior...

Feb 6, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

DeGrow Chimes In on Accountability Clock for School Reform News

A recent School Reform News article by Heather Kays on the potential state takeover of...

Jan 5, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

CO Independent Cites DeGrow on Dougco Choice in Supreme Court

A December 12 Colorado Independent story by Lisa Greim on the Douglas County Choice Scholarship...

Dec 12, 2014 | No comment | Read More »