Report: Virtual schools ‘lag significantly’
Report: Virtual schools ‘lag significantly’
Johnny Kampis | April 28, 2016|   1
Gulosino and Miron say in their report that policymakers should stop, or at least slow, the growth of virtual and blended schools and their enrollment sizes until educators have a better handle on why students at these types of school perform poorly.
Teacher training program helps rural schools in Colorado
Amelia Hamilton | April 22, 2016|   1
A training program that gets professionals up to speed as teachers is helping rural Colorado schools to staff up, the Durango Herald reports. The Boettcher Teacher Residency Program recruits professionals, or those with at least a bachelor’s degree in their field, and gives them a year of in-classroom training. They’re then supported through the next […]
Families on hold as Colorado private-school grant program heads back to court
Families on hold as Colorado private-school grant program heads back to court
Heather Kays | April 21, 2016|   4
Melissa Jankowski, a single mother of two, wants to send her daughter to the same private school — Valor Christian in Douglas County, Colorado — that her son attends. Alex, a freshman at Valor Christian, was able to attend because he won a scholarship. Now, Jankowski hopes her daughter Tori, about to enter  high school, can […]
Denver looks to grow teacher mentoring program
Amelia Hamilton | April 14, 2016|   1
"Expanding the Teacher Leadership and Collaboration model across Denver Public Schools is going to provide equitable access for our teachers just as we strive to provide equitable access for resources and opportunities for our students."
Charter school advocates push for equitable funding in Colorado
Charter school advocates push for equitable funding in Colorado
Johnny Kampis | April 14, 2016|   40
“We have to ensure that all students in the school system have the resources they need to succeed,” he told Watchdog.org “This bill will go a long way in erasing that funding gap.”
City asks law firm to represent it in open records investigation
City asks law firm to represent it in open records investigation
Arthur Kane | April 14, 2016|   39
The Denver City attorney's office is under a prosecutor's review to determine if officials illegally withheld records from a Denver television reporter and now taxpayers may have to fund an outside law firm to deal with the issue.
Colorado spends $7 million educating migrants but can’t ask about legal status
Colorado spends $7 million educating migrants but can’t ask about legal status
Arthur Kane | April 13, 2016|   109
Despite spending large amounts of tax dollars tracking the education of migrant workers' children, a federal ruling blocks the state from asking if the money is being spent on people in the country illegally.
A new option to force judicial branch to abide by open records laws?
A new option to force judicial branch to abide by open records laws?
Arthur Kane | April 12, 2016|   91
After a bill that would have put the judicial branch back under open records laws died last week, some prominent transparency advocates are looking toward a ballot issue in 2018.
Denver arts school may grow with plan to move downtown
Amelia Hamilton | April 07, 2016|   4
The Denver Performing Arts Complex might be home to the Denver School of the Arts under a proposed plan. This plan would allow the school to grow and be more accessible to students than its current location in northeast Denver. In addition, students would be in the cultural center of the city. Read the story […]
Struggling Colorado school may be turned over to charter network
Amelia Hamilton | April 07, 2016|   3
Superintendent Rico Munn told the school board “We recognize we have not gotten done what we needed to get done.”