Colorado Judge Declares Charter School Conducted Illegal Closed Door Meetings

Lawsuit finds Montessori Peaks Academy (Jeffco charter school) used illegal closed door meetings to hide discussions regarding mistreatment of students and teacher misconduct Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition (CFOIC) shines light on violations of Sunshine Laws by a Jefferson County

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Jeffco School Board gives Great Work charter initial okay, with strings attached

On the same night the Jefferson County Board of Education began plans to close five schools to make up a multi-million budget shortfall, it also gave conditional approval to a charter school that some board members criticized as financially unsustainable.

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Jeffco school board says no, again, to Walton-backed charter

The Jefferson County Board of Education, for a second time, turned down an application for a charter school with ties to the Walton Foundation. Marianne Goodland, The Colorado Independent, January 13, 2017 The board voted 3-2 Thursday evening to reject

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Rejected Jeffco charter gets second chance from state board of education

Great Work Montessori School, a proposed preK-8 charter whose application was rejected last month by the Jefferson County Board of Education, has been revived by the Colorado Board of Education. Marianne Goodland, The Colorado Independent, December 14, 2016 The state

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Jeffco board rejects Walton-backed charter school

It’s back to the drawing board for a proposed Jefferson County charter school backed by the Walton Family Foundation and the grandson of Walmart founder Sam Walton. Marianne Goodland, The Colorado Independent, November 7, 2016 The Jefferson County Board of Education

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Attention Colorado shoppers, price check on “Great Work”

Great Work Montessori proposed Charter school in Jeffco colorado

Has a newly proposed Colorado charter school done “Great Work” at hiding Walton (Walmart) Foundation ties? As first reported by the Colorado Independent on October 6, the proposed Great Work Montessori charter school appears to have shadowy ties to The Walton Family Foundation.

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The charter school shell game: money, money, who’s got the money?

The charter school shell game: money, money, who's got the money?

Colorado charter school audits and financial transparency run amok in Jefferson County Public Schools! Have you ever seen someone get hustled by a street shell game? You know the kind, a charmer on a street corner makes a convincing show of

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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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