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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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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,

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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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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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“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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