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Abominable Snowbills Look to Gut Accountability in Colorado

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s snowing outside. Like, a lot. The good news is that the...

The Inevitability of Educational Choice

Well, my friends, National School Choice Week 2016 is almost over. I know, I know. Every week...

The Inevitability of Educational Choice

Well, my friends, National School Choice Week 2016 is almost over. I know, I know. Every week...

Celebrating National School Choice Week 2016

Does everybody know what time it is? No, not Tool Time. Do I look like Tim Allen...

Begging for Tire Scraps: SCOTUS Takes MO Blaine Case

Yesterday, we talked Dougco. Because I’m a fan of loosely connected thematic writing, we’re going to do...

Unions, Hackers, and Genitalia Tweets! Oh My!

At six years old, I’m probably a little too young to take classes on detailed human anatomy....

Unions, Hackers, and Genitalia Tweets! Oh My!

At six years old, I’m probably a little too young to take classes on detailed human anatomy....

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

Top Secret School Board Candidate Briefing Materials Declassified

Top Secret School Board Candidate Briefing Materials Declassified

Last night, the Education Policy Center team finished the last of its five school board candidate briefings at the Independence Institute...

Sep 25, 2015 | Comments Off | Read More »
2015 School Board Candidate Briefing Materials

2015 School Board Candidate Briefing Materials

The Education Policy Center has received numerous requests for the information it provided to school board candidates across Colorado this year....

Sep 25, 2015 | 1 comment | Read More »

Ed Center in the News

2015 School Board Candidate Briefing Materials

The Education Policy Center has received numerous requests for the information it provided to school...

Sep 25, 2015 | 1 comment | Read More »

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 »