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Taking a Look at This Year’s Colorado School Grades

December is an exciting month for me. For starters, I’ve got some cool presents coming my way...

Justice’s Slow-Turning Wheel: CEA’s Opening Tenure Appeal Argument

When I told you last week about the Colorado Supreme Court hearing in the Douglas County Choice...

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 Program’s hearing...

NCTQ Slaps Down Colorado on Teacher Preparation: Will We Ever Learn?

There’s nothing to be proud about narrowly avoiding failure. It makes me nervous just to think about...

Important Scribbles: What Drawings May Say About Lives at Home

Unfortunately for you, faithful readers, I’m operating on a bit of a time crunch today. Because of...

Can’t Contain My Excitement: Dougco Case Reaches Supreme Court Today

It’s days like today that bring home the fact little Eddie is sort of, well, unique. While...

CRPE’s Latest Report Reminds Me That We Still Need More Choice

Last week, I gave you quick rundown (okay, it wasn’t that quick) of two big charter reports....

New Hampshire Ruling for Kids & Tax Credits Makes Me Smile Wider

New Hampshire Ruling for Kids & Tax Credits Makes Me Smile Wider

“Good news for educational freedom!” Words that can light up my day, right up there with “Free Legos” and “of course, you can have another scoop of Superman ice cream.” (Sadly, too many kids are left Waiting for Superman… Okay, okay. Enough groaning already.) Specifically, the latest good news comes compliments of the “merry band

August 28, 2014 | Comments Off | Read More »

School District Partnerships Help Colorado K-12 Blended Learning Take Flight

School District Partnerships Help Colorado K-12 Blended Learning Take Flight

This paper focuses on system-wide blended learning efforts in three Front Range school districts and a group of rural districts in the San Luis Valley. The report also provides a list of state and national resources for schools and districts looking to implement blended learning techniques on a limited or system-wide basis and questions to consider prior to starting. Blended learning implementation in Falcon School District 49, Greeley-Evans School District 6, St. Vrain Valley School District, and in the San Luis Valley varies from the degree of …

July 16, 2014 | 1 comment | Read More »

Amy Oliver Show: Dougco Regains State’s Top Education Rating

Amy Oliver Show: Dougco Regains State’s Top Education Rating

Douglas County school board president Kevin Larsen celebrates the district’s return to the state’s highest accreditation rating and discusses some of what has gone into the strong performance.

November 20, 2014 | No comment | Read More »

Devil’s Advocate: Colorado Teachers Can Get a Refund

Devil’s Advocate: Colorado Teachers Can Get a Refund

Ben DeGrow sits down with host Jon Caldara to discuss how Colorado teachers can get some of their union dues back via a simple refund. Teachers must submit their form by December 15.

December 8, 2014 | No comment | Read More »

Events

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...

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Institute for Justice Attorney Touts Scholarship Tax Credit Legality

Institute for Justice Attorney Touts Scholarship Tax Credit Legality

Institute for Justice senior attorney Dick Komer presented to private school leaders, scholarship organizations, and policymakers on the legal challenges and...

Sep 20, 2013 | No comment | Read More »

Ed Center in the News

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 »

Izard, DeGrow Point Out Union Role in Jeffco Protests

The teacher sickouts and student walkouts in Jefferson County have drawn national headlines, but the...

Oct 3, 2014 | 2 comments | Read More »

Chieftain Highlights Institute’s Billboard Message to Pueblo Teachers

The Pueblo Chieftain features coverage of a special Independence Institute billboard message notifying local teachers...

Aug 14, 2014 | 1 comment | Read More »

Jeffco Superintendent Choice Elicits Comments to Denver Post

Education Policy Center staff provided input for a Denver Post story about the Jefferson County...

May 27, 2014 | No comment | Read More »