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Amy Oliver Show: Veteran Educators Take On K-12 Sacred Elephants

Veteran educators and Sacred Elephants co-authors Karen Harvey and Donna Nicholson share their diagnosis of what’s ailing our schools and offer solutions to get us back on the right path.

Amy Oliver Show: Successful Windsor Charter to Open High School

Windsor Charter Academy principal Rebecca Teeples talks about what brings families to her K-8 Core Knowledge school, and shares the news that a high school campus will be opening this fall.

Video: Colorado Celebrates School Choice Week 2015

On January 26, 2015, a diverse group of students, parents, teachers, and school leaders gathered at the Colorado State Capitol in Denver to kick off National School Choice Week. Featured speakers – including a K-12 scholarship recipient, former school board member, high school teacher, and Democratic and Republican state legislators – highlighted the power of […]

Amy Oliver Show: K-12 Testing, Funding Take Stage at State Capitol

Chalkbeat Colorado statehouse reporter Todd Engdahl lays out the big K-12 education debates at the Capitol — from standardized testing to school finance and student data privacy.

Amy Oliver Show: Dougco Board Member Talks Testing Changes

Douglas County Board of Education director Craig Richardson discusses his vision for local innovation, and shares some insights regarding the testing debate unfolding at the State Capitol.

Freedom Minute: What’s in Store for K-12?

In this 1-minute Independence Institute Freedom Minute video production, education policy analyst Ross Izard highlights the major emerging K-12 issues for the new legislative session:

Amy Oliver Show: Covering the New Colorado School Grades

Kristina Saccone of Colorado Succeeds talks about highlights from the new release of Colorado School Grades, which gives parents an easy-to-understand A-through-F rating of Colorado public school performance.

Devil’s Advocate: The Power of K-12 Scholarships to Change Lives

Tune in to Devil’s Advocate with host Jon Caldara as he and Independence Institute Education Policy Center director Pam Benigno speak with Jamilla Dennis, a college student at Howard University whose life was forever changed by a scholarship from the Colorado-based Challenge Foundation. Jamilla offers a first-hand account of the powerful effect K-12 tuition scholarships can have on students’ […]

Amy Oliver Show: Dougco Community Rallies Around School Choice

Great Choice Douglas County president Charcie Russell and local retired teacher Debbie Cohen talk about why they support the Douglas County School District’s Choice Scholarship Program.

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.