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What Can Colorado Learn from NYC Charter Network’s Amazing “Success”?

Colorado isn’t the only state to release its annual test results lately. Here we touted the record-shattering...

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: A Setback for Choice in North Carolina

A lack of progress is always frustrating. I’ve been trying to convince my parents that broccoli is...

Back-to-Back: Durango, Pueblo Papers Weigh In for Open Negotiations

Anyone who has been a reader of this blog for any length of time knows that I’m...

It Says What? Facts, Fiction, and NEA’s Foot-in-Mouth Disorder

Everyone suffers from foot-in-mouth disorder at some point in their lives. You know the situation: You’re in...

“What Are People Thinking” about Education? PEPG Makes It Pay to Know

Sometimes you see or hear about some crazy behavior out there, and somewhat aghast, you ask aloud...

No Excuses: STRIVE to Do Better

One day not so long ago, my father sat me down for one of his famous heart-to-heart...

Liberty Common Shatters ACT Test Record; State TCAPs Less Inspiring

Yesterday brought a big data dump from the Colorado Department of Education, and it’s nothing that is...

Colorado Course Choice Pilot Programs Have New Resource to Consult

Colorado Course Choice Pilot Programs Have New Resource to Consult Late in the session the Colorado legislature passed House Bill 1382, authorizing the creation of K-12 online education pilot programs. One pilot program area -- funding student choices at the course level -- has received some detailed help in the form of a policy strategy manual from the Fordham Foundation, to go along with our 2012 issue paper, Online Course-Level Funding.
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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 …

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Amy Oliver Show: Blended Learning Grows Denver “Roots”

Amy Oliver Show: Blended Learning Grows Denver “Roots”

Jon Hanover talks about his his role as founder of the newly approved, innovative blended learning Denver charter school Roots Elementary—opening in fall 2015.

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DeGrow Weighs In On Dougco, Race to the Top for Choice Media’s Reform School

DeGrow Weighs In On Dougco, Race to the Top for Choice Media’s Reform School

Senior education policy analyst Ben DeGrow was the featured guest (via Skype) on the March 20 edition of Choice Media’s Reform School, with host Bob Bowdon. The 22-minute video of brisk conversation focused on newsworthy K-12 education stories can be viewed below:

Covered topics included the Colorado Supreme Court agreeing to take the Douglas County school choice case, a Michigan teachers union contract that grants “special consideration” to non-Christian employee candidates, a North Carolina

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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

Chieftain Highlights Institute’s Billboard Message to Pueblo Teachers

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

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Jeffco Superintendent Choice Elicits Comments to Denver Post

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

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DeGrow Weighs In On Dougco, Race to the Top for Choice Media’s Reform School

Senior education policy analyst Ben DeGrow was the featured guest (via Skype) on the March...

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Citizen Magazine Features Education Center Remarks on Colorado Reform Successes

The March 2014 cover story of Focus on the Family’s Citizen magazine highlighted the education-themed...

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