Obamacare repeal-and-replace efforts revived
Greg Bishop | April 20, 2017
Efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare are gaining new momentum in Washington D.C. weeks after House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., pulled a replacement bill from the floor after it failed to gain enough Republican support. U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, said he has been asked by the White House to revive plans to change the nation’s health […]
Thousands for dinners and dues, but what do Denver taxpayers get out of it?
Thousands for dinners and dues, but what do Denver taxpayers get out of it?
Joshua Sharf | March 30, 2017
The Civil Rights Division of Denver's Regional Transportation District is spending $15,000 a year on outreach, to no apparent end.
NPR looks at school choice in Denver
John Bicknell | February 21, 2017
NPR is reporting on what it calls “Denver’s innovative approach to school choice” which “gets high marks from parents and pundits.” But while noting the praise, NPR also cites “some tough choices about how best to serve the city’s vulnerable students.” Read and listen here and here.  
Nanny State of the Week: Aspen City Council helps the rich stay rich
Nanny State of the Week: Aspen City Council helps the rich stay rich
Kevin Glass | February 03, 2017
Aspen, Colorado, caters to the ultra-rich, and new rules passed by the City Council will put small and local businesses at risk.
Where Denver students are choosing to attend school
John Bicknell | January 06, 2017
On the first day that Denver students could submit their top choices for next year, Chalkbeat took a look at the schools most likely and least likely to have students opting in and out. Chalkbeat reports that 86 percent of kindergarteners get their first-choice school. Eighty-six percent of sixth graders get their first choice. Ninth graders […]
Picking up the pieces of the failed Lamar Power Plant
Picking up the pieces of the failed Lamar Power Plant
Joshua Sharf | January 06, 2017
After the failure of any major project, the participants inevitably begin sorting out who to blame. In the case of the failed Lamar Power Plant, there are plenty of candidates. In 2006, the Arkansas River Power Authority and its constituent cities created the Lamar Repowering Project, a plan to convert a Lamar natural gas power plant […]
Colorado school recognized for closing achievement gap
Amelia Hamilton | December 14, 2016
Wildflower Elementary School in Colorado Springs has been recognized as a 2016 National Title 1 Distinguished School.
Colorado district using competency-based learning
Amelia Hamilton | December 08, 2016
Westminster is the only school district in Colorado to use a competency-based learning model, but is it working?
Trump-DeVos voucher program may face legal, political trouble in Colorado
Trump-DeVos voucher program may face legal, political trouble in Colorado
Johnny Kampis | December 05, 2016
It’s no easy feat to implement a voucher system in Colorado. Just ask school choice advocates on the Douglas County school board.
Colorado school board kills voucher program
Amelia Hamilton | November 16, 2016
On Tuesday, the Douglas County, Col., school board voted unanimously to rescind a voucher program that gave parents the option of enrolling their children in a non-religious school. The program was created in March after the Colorado Supreme Court in 2015 declared unconstitutional an earlier program that included religious schools. Read more here.