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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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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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