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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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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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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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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

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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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