Yearly Archives: 2015

What do you think of when you hear “charter school?”

Randi Weingarten has published an interesting article that calls into question the assumptions that people have when they attempt to define charter schools. In her article Charter Schools as Incubators or Charter Schools Inc.?,  published 11/15/2015 on Huffington Post, Randi describes

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Lack of Charter School Oversight is No Joke

Lack of Charter School Oversight is No Joke

Question: How many Montessori Peaks Charter Academy Board Members does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: None. They prefer to do their business in the dark… All jokes aside, it is important to remember that when a new

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Is Colorado’s lack of charter school oversight an embarrassing gamble for funding?

Is Colorado's lack of charter school oversight an embarrassing gamble for funding?

Show me the money! Colorado charter schools have calculated that, given the rate of inflation, thirty pieces of silver is now worth approximately $46 million. The controversy surrounding Colorado charter schools continues to grow as details of their intentionally non-existent

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Unlicensed teachers lead the way for charter schools, but is this the right direction?

Unlicensed teachers lead the way for charter schools, but is this the right direction?

For Colorado charter schools, it is the exception that proves the rule when it comes to requiring licensed teachers. There is no denying the expansion of charter schools in recent years. On average, Colorado charter schools have grown by about

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What is a charter school?

Question:  What are charter schools? Answer:    A charter school is typically a publicly funded school governed by an organization or group of relevant individuals under a legislative contract (or charter) with the state, district, or other jurisdiction.  The original intent

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“Leave your student at home…” Montessori Peaks Academy

What do you do if the schoolyard bullies are actually in charge of the school? An official complaint was recently made to the Board of Directors of Montessori Peaks Academy (MPA) by the concerned parents of a student who attended

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Nepotism at Montessori Peaks Academy?

Nepotism at Montessori Peaks Academy?

At Montessori Peaks Academy, Family Comes First… in the form of Nepotism.  It appears that there have been ongoing violations of the Improper Relationships: Nepotism policy that Jefferson County Public Schools (Jeffco) has adopted to maintain public trust (see policy

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Staying Informed

This website strives to provide you with the latest information on Colorado charter schools.

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