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Montessori Peaks Charter Academy Uses Fear Campaign To Encourage Enrollments

If subpar academic performance and a poor reputation aren’t enough to stop declining enrollments at Montessori Peaks Academy, why not turn to fear mongering? Montessori Peaks Academy (MPA), a Jeffco charter school, is investing in an advertising campaign that is

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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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Woodrow Wilson Charter Academy

Colorado Law Waivers 28 waivers including the following waiver of serious concern: C.R.S. 22-63-201 Employment – license required – exception Statute Definition  22-1-112 School year – national holidays. The school year shall begin on the first day of July and end

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Two Roads Charter School

Colorado Law Waivers 25 waivers including the following waiver of serious concern: C.R.S. 22-63-201 Employment – license required – exception Statute Definition  22-1-112 School year – national holidays. The school year shall begin on the first day of July and end

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Rocky Mountain Deaf School

Colorado Law Waivers 28 waivers including the following waiver of serious concern: C.R.S. 22-63-201 Employment – license required – exception Statute Definition  22-1-112 School year – national holidays. The school year shall begin on the first day of July and end

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Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen

Colorado Law Waivers 24 waivers including the following waiver of serious concern: C.R.S. 22-63-201 Employment – license required – exception Statute Definition  22-1-112 School year – national holidays. The school year shall begin on the first day of July and end

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