Monthly Archives: August 2016

John Oliver pokes fun at serious charter school issues across the US

John Oliver pokes fun at serious charter school issues across the US

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO), humorously explores charter schools issues With so many children in charter schools (6,700 charter schools with almost 3 million students), it is no wonder that problems are popping into the limelight. John Oliver reveals

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Aurora Public Schools struggle with charter school concerns

Aurora Public Schools sever contract with one Charter School and express additional concerns about inappropriate contact between CDE and another charter

Aurora Public Schools sever contract with one Charter School and express additional concerns about inappropriate contact between CDE and another charter According to an Aurora Sentinel article, Aurora Public Schools Superintendent, Rico Munn, advised the district school board to sever their

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Are Colorado Charter schools in Jeffco getting free money?

Charter Schools Capital Improvements and Debt Service Issues

  Jeffco Colorado taxpayers were directly affected by the debt service obligations for charter school projects in the 2004 and 2012 bond construction programs According to a recent report, charter schools were not required to pay for any portion of

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Charter schools lead the way to declining science test scores

Charter schools lead the way to declining science test scores

Recent science test scores reveal Weld County Colorado charter schools show notable losses. According to an article by The Tribune,Weld County Colorado science test scores dropped overall, however, the data reveals a more significant decline in charter school performance. Results for the Colorado

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Has a lack of Colorado charter school transparency allowed for more conflicts of interest?

DSST Potential Conflict of interest

More holes in Colorado’s charter school oversight structures. Despite the well intended safeguards put in place through the Colorado Charter Schools Act (C.R.S. 22-30.5-104), and other legal requirements for education providers to provide the public with transparent access to their

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New charter school report alleges more than $216 million in fraud waste and abuse

Charter Fraud and Waste

Is the lack of charter school oversight burning money? According to a Center for Popular Democracy report released May 2016, evidence suggests that charter school waste, fraud and abuse has now topped more than $216 million. Building on previous research, the

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Student mobility for Jeffco charter schools

Student mobility for Jeffco charter schools

Do charter schools gain financially from the loss of students? It appears that the impact of high mobility amongst charter schools might yield positive gains, at the expense of neighborhood schools that must admit students after the student October count

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Nonresident Students in Jeffco Charter Schools

Non Jeffco resident students makeup approximately 7.8% of the students in all Jeffco schools, but 28% of charter school enrollments

Non Jeffco resident students makeup approximately 7.8% of the students in all Jeffco schools, but 28% of charter school enrollments. What’s the cost? Continuing our series on the following information reported by Don Oatman in the “OVERLOOKED ISSUES PERTAINING TO

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Why the types of charter schools matter

Why the types of charter schools matter

There are no doubts that charter schools are unique. In Jeffco, each charter school appears to be as different from each other as they are from their neighborhood school counterparts. The following information, as reported by Don Oatman in the “OVERLOOKED ISSUES

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