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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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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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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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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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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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