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Attention Colorado shoppers, price check on “Great Work”

Great Work Montessori proposed Charter school in Jeffco colorado

Has a newly proposed Colorado charter school done “Great Work” at hiding Walton (Walmart) Foundation ties? As first reported by the Colorado Independent on October 6, the proposed Great Work Montessori charter school appears to have shadowy ties to The Walton Family Foundation.

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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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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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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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How Charter Schools are Dodging Colorado Laws: A Colorado Independent Article

Charter schools have been using waivers to get out of teaching comprehensive sexual health classes, state mandated hiring and firing practices, substitute teacher policies and many other rules. Who’s watching? Nobody. Read how Charters schools have been dodging Colorado laws in a

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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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What do you think of when you hear “charter school?”

Randi Weingarten has published an interesting article that calls into question the assumptions that people have when they attempt to define charter schools. In her article Charter Schools as Incubators or Charter Schools Inc.?,  published 11/15/2015 on Huffington Post, Randi describes

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Unlicensed teachers lead the way for charter schools, but is this the right direction?

Unlicensed teachers lead the way for charter schools, but is this the right direction?

For Colorado charter schools, it is the exception that proves the rule when it comes to requiring licensed teachers. There is no denying the expansion of charter schools in recent years. On average, Colorado charter schools have grown by about

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Montessori Peaks Academy

Montessori Peaks Academy

Montessori Peaks Academy This page is dedicated to understanding the problems and issues facing Montessori Peaks Academy. If you have come here looking for help because you have experienced problems at MPA, rest assured you are not alone. Please contact us

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