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New America School teachers want to form Colorado’s first charter union
Mar 30, 7:59 AM: Teachers at the New America School charter network are attempting to form Colorado’s first charter school union.
Colorado charter schools seek more authority over special education
Mar 28, 5:55 AM: Colorado charter schools serve far fewer students with disabilities than district-run schools do. The gap means those students don’t have access to the same educational opportunities as their peers, and school districts >
Limits on Denver innovation schools' autonomy up for a vote Thursday
Mar 24, 7:21 AM: Innovation schools can opt out of some district policies, including parts of the collective bargaining agreement between DPS and the teachers' union.
Denver school board simplifies proposal to limit school autonomy
Mar 22, 6:18 AM: A simplified version of a controversial Denver school board proposal would require semi-autonomous schools to follow the teachers union contract and grant Colorado’s version of teacher tenure. But the board late Monday >
Denver teachers speak out in school surveys: ‘Teachers cannot survive another year of what they experienced this past year’
Mar 22, 6:15 AM: Two surveys of Denver teachers found widespread feelings of burnout and distress, and educators on the verge of quitting.
Op-Ed: Putting Students First: Why Innovation Works in Denver Public Schools
Mar 21, 6:12 AM: The proposal would direct the superintendent to develop policies that would significantly limit an innovation school’s ability to use flexibility to do what’s in the best interest of teachers, students and families. >
Teachers at the New America School charter school system want to form Colorado’s first charter school union
Mar 18, 5:50 AM: "We have absolutely been ignored and disregarded about really important issues and issues that matter to our students,” she said. She’s also concerned about the high number of staff leaving — counselors, nurses and >
COVID money shores up budgets at Denver schools with declining enrollment
Mar 17, 6:08 AM: About a third of Denver’s district-run schools are using federal coronavirus relief money to backfill their budgets due to declining student enrollment this year, next year, or both.
Opinion: DPS is attacking the innovations that make schools excel
Mar 17, 5:59 AM: At two Beacon Network middle schools and other Denver Public innovation schools, teachers have worked for years to create plans to ensure we’re able to meet the unique needs of our students — and our efforts have paid off >
These schools did less to contain covid. Their students did better.
Mar 14, 9:30 AM: Debate continues over which approach was the right one, and the circumstances in homogenous suburban districts differ from those in big cities. But the experience of systems like Lewis-Palmer offers evidence for those who >
Inside the debate over teacher rights and innovation schools in Denver
Mar 10, 9:04 AM: A sweeping proposal that would shore up teacher job protections, standardize school calendars, and even ban busywork has divided Denver teachers, principals, and parents.
Opinion: Denver’s shrinking school enrollment is an opportunity to improve
Mar 3, 6:22 AM: The Denver Public School Board just navigated a difficult set of decisions regarding the renewal of 16 of Denver’s 58 charter schools. The DPS charter renewal process and outcome was an exemplar for how to do school >
Opinion: School choice is public accountability to parents
Feb 28, 7:50 AM: We must close these achievement gaps by empowering families to become better education consumers through informed school choice. That’s why my colleagues and I at Parents Challenge partner with low-income families to make >
Denver Public Schools turns to federal COVID-19 relief money to avoid layoffs
Feb 25, 9:18 AM: Denver Public Schools said Thursday it is using COVID-19 relief money to avoid laying off employees as declining student enrollment cuts into school budgets.
More students attend Colorado charter schools, but access still isn’t equal
Feb 24, 7:01 AM: More Colorado students than ever are enrolled in charter schools, and those students posted higher test scores than those of students in district-run schools during a pandemic-disrupted school year.
Academy District 20 cancels high school classes Friday due to 'sick out' planned by teachers
Feb 18, 7:30 AM: Nearly 30% of Academy District 20 high school teachers have called off of work Friday as part of a "sick out" over proposed schedule changes announced in early February that would impact their workloads.
Column: Teachers union at war with Douglas County School District
Feb 17, 7:25 AM: It’s time for another test of the death-grip teachers unions hold over public education in Colorado. Once again, the target is the Douglas County School District. I say “once again” because DCS has been targeted before and >
Roaring Fork school board updated on charter school negotiations
Feb 14, 9:43 AM: There are a couple negotiation points Stein updated the board about at Wednesday’s meeting. The first negotiation point was demographics. The contract with TRCS will include language requiring that TRCS have enrollment >
Flagstaff Academy Charter School librarian earns “Highly Effective Schools Through Libraries” designation
Feb 11, 10:06 AM:

Flagstaff Academy Charter School Librarian Denise von Minden has earned Colorado’s “Highly Effective Schools Through Libraries” designation.

Poll says support for teachers' unions collapses, union official contests findings
Feb 9, 9:33 AM: Public regard for teachers' unions took a nosedive in a survey that shows Coloradans strongly supporting parents having more say in their children's education.



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