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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

Posted in Charter Info, Colorado Charter Schools, Jeffco, Montessori Peaks Academy, Reports

Are charter schools using freedom for innovation as an obstacle for public access?

In a recent article on WashingtonPost.com, Valerie Strauss reports on the ideas presented by Carol Burris, the executive director of the nonprofit Network for Public Education, about the ability for charter schools to use their freedom for innovation to hide information,

Posted in Articles, Charter Info

Differing Charter School Circumstances

Is it relevant to lump all charter schools together when reporting their performance, impact, success and/or failures?

Is it relevant to lump all charter schools together when reporting their performance, impact, success and/or failures? Is it appropriate to create charter school generalities drawn from combining very different schools, with incommensurable missions and student populations? The following information, as reported

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The potential costs of charter school expansion

This interesting article discusses the findings of a study aimed at understanding the impact that charter schools are having on school districts in Michigan. Including descriptions such as “smoking ruin,” this article and study are worth the read. You can read

Posted in Charter Info, Money

OVERLOOKED ISSUES PERTAINING TO JEFFCO CHARTER SCHOOLS – A REVIEW

Issue Overlap

A Jeffco resident is curious why there appears to be nobody in Jeffco talking about why only 1 in 4 Montessori schools are American Montessori Society members, the impact that occurs from the noticeably reduced free and reduced lunch students

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Colorado’s Not Quite Independent Oversight of Charter Schools: A PR Watch Article

The Colorado Department of Education and the charter school industry are a little too close for comfort. A new review of documents provided to the Center for Media and Democracy/PR Watch from the state of Colorado shows close relationships between

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Lawsuit Claims Charter School Governance Violated Sunshine Law

Charter school is sued for potential Open Meeting and Sunshine Law violations

Lawsuit alleges charter school, Montessori Peaks Academy, violated open meeting and open record laws. Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition (CFOIC) shines the light on possible violations of Sunshine Laws by a Jefferson County Public Schools charter school. In a posting on April

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New Charter School Info!

CAREColoradoKids.org has added a new resource to keep our community informed about charter school issues. The “Do you know?” section is designed to provide information about charter school waivers, teacher licensing, and more. Visit this new section frequently for the most

Posted in Charter Info, Charter School Law, Jeffco, Uncategorized, Waivers