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Which Jeffco charter schools are still not in compliance with the law?

Jeffco charter schools fail to comply laws regarding waivers An illuminating article released by Support Jeffco Kids describes how many Jefferson County Public Schools charter schools have shrugged their responsibilities for reporting the laws they are waived from as required by

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The charter school shell game: money, money, who’s got the money?

The charter school shell game: money, money, who's got the money?

Colorado charter school audits and financial transparency run amok in Jefferson County Public Schools! Have you ever seen someone get hustled by a street shell game? You know the kind, a charmer on a street corner makes a convincing show of

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John Oliver pokes fun at serious charter school issues across the US

John Oliver pokes fun at serious charter school issues across the US

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO), humorously explores charter schools issues With so many children in charter schools (6,700 charter schools with almost 3 million students), it is no wonder that problems are popping into the limelight. John Oliver reveals

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Aurora Public Schools struggle with charter school concerns

Aurora Public Schools sever contract with one Charter School and express additional concerns about inappropriate contact between CDE and another charter

Aurora Public Schools sever contract with one Charter School and express additional concerns about inappropriate contact between CDE and another charter According to an Aurora Sentinel article, Aurora Public Schools Superintendent, Rico Munn, advised the district school board to sever their

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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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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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Collegiate Academy of Colorado

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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Lack of Charter School Oversight is No Joke

Lack of Charter School Oversight is No Joke

Question: How many Montessori Peaks Charter Academy Board Members does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: None. They prefer to do their business in the dark… All jokes aside, it is important to remember that when a new

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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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