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Below are news and information items about charter schools, the charter movement and the League in Colorado.

 

Member Schools of the Colorado League of Charter Schools may submit their news items for posting on this page. Email items to Kerri Barclay, Communications Manager at the Colorado League of Charter Schools. 

 

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CO Charter School News
Friday, February 15, 2019
Mapleton Public Schools Chosen To Take Over Adams 14 School District »
DECISION MADE:   Mapleton Public Schools  chosen to take over Adams 14 as external manager.
Friday, February 15, 2019
Community schools serve students and their families. This Colorado bill would promote them. »
SENATE BILL 102:  Dead bill promoting  community schools  gets new life.
Friday, February 15, 2019
State board denies Ascent charter school appeal of BVSD decision »
DENIED:  State Board  denies  Ascent Charter School appeal.
Friday, February 15, 2019
NEW COLORADO CHARTER SCHOOL AIMS TO STEER NINTH, TENTH GRADERS INTO AUTOMOTIVE CAREERS »
BREAKING NEW GROUND:  This  charter school  set to open in 2020 will prep students for an automotive career.
Friday, February 15, 2019
Monday, February 11, 2019
D60 board denies Pueblo charter school expansion »
DENIED:  D60  denies expansion  of Pueblo School for Arts and Sciences.
Monday, February 11, 2019
A national consultant and a charter group want to give Adams 14 schools more autonomy »
ADAMS 14 FINALISTS:   Four finalists  are vying to become an external manager for Adams 14. The school board pla...
Monday, February 11, 2019
Denver teachers set to strike over pay dispute after Gov. Polis declines to step in »
DECIDING NOT TO INTERVENE:  DPS teachers are preparing  to strike  on Monday after Gov. Jared Polis announc...
Monday, February 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Charter school to open in APS secured building location »
APPROVED:  Empower Community High School has found  a home  in Aurora.
Friday, February 1, 2019
Denver teachers union rejects latest district offer as a ‘waste of time’ »
REJECTED:  Learn  what happened  when the two sides (the Denver teachers union and the district) met yester...
Friday, February 1, 2019
Polis details full-day kindergarten proposal to lawmakers »
THE GOVERNOR'S PROPOSAL:  Polis details his full-day Kindergarten  proposal  to lawmakers.
Friday, January 25, 2019
Charter Schools Play a Critical Role in Setting Up Kids Like Mine For Success »
NATIONAL SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK:  See what choice means to this  Denver charter school parent .
Friday, January 25, 2019
Denver teachers’ strike on hold amid procedural wrangling »
ON HOLD:   Read the latest  on the Denver teacher strike and why teachers won't be striking on Monday.
Friday, January 18, 2019
Teachers union offers counter proposal to DPS offer with one day until deadline »
DOWN TO THE WIRE:  Will  DPS and the teachers union  meet an agreement in the final hours?
Friday, January 18, 2019
Why I won’t strike: Denver teachers in high-poverty schools, like me, deserve real bonuses »
ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE:  See why this  DPS teacher  will not strike.
Friday, January 18, 2019
Here’s how Colorado Gov. Jared Polis plans to pay for full-day kindergarten »
FULL-DAY KINDERGARTEN:  Here’s how Colorado  Governor Jared Polis  plans to pay for full-day kindergarten b...
Friday, January 11, 2019
Why Denver isn’t seeking any new schools »
STANDSTILL:  See which  district  isn't soliciting any new schools this year and why.
Friday, January 11, 2019
Colorado legislators plan to overhaul education funding system critics say disproportionately »
EDUCATION FUNDING:  Colorado legislators plan to overhaul education funding system.  See how .
Friday, December 21, 2018
APS school board gets Blueprint possibilities, begins formal review in January »
Blueprint APS:  Learn about this district's  new plan  for building new schools and defining its philosophy...
Friday, December 21, 2018
It takes five clicks to see a charter school in Jeffco’s new enrollment system. »
NOT FAIR:  It seems  Jeffco's new enrollment  system has some kinks to work out. It appears charter schools...
Friday, December 21, 2018
Denver Students Deserve a Unified Community »
COMING TOGETHER:  See what the  League's president  has to say about the new superintendent of Denver Publi...
Friday, December 7, 2018
Susana Cordova Could Be The Next DPS Top Dog »
INTERVIEW:  CPR  interviews Susana Cordova , the remaining candidate for superintendent of Denver Public Schools.
Friday, December 7, 2018
Roaring Fork District, charter schools consider cooperation »
WORKING TOGETHER:   A years-long effort  to bring local charter schools into a formal relationship with the Roar...
Friday, November 30, 2018
What’s the Deal with Education Funding in Colorado? »
EDUCATION FUNDING:  Most local lawmakers agree that the way schools are funded in Colorado should change. So, why is...
Friday, November 30, 2018
How Election Results Will Shake Up State Education Policy »
EDUCATION POLICY 2019:  Turnover in governors and lawmakers may affect policy and personnel. A look ahead at the ...
Friday, November 30, 2018
Susana Cordova is the sole finalist to be the Denver school district’s next superintendent »
AND THEN THERE WAS ONE:  See who the  sole finalist  for the highly anticipated superintendent job for Denv...
Friday, November 30, 2018
Colorado strips most control of troubled Adams 14 district from local school board »
HAD ENOUGH :  The Colorado State Board of Education  allows Adams 14 to retain some local control as the state p...
Friday, November 16, 2018
Did giving extra money to struggling Denver schools boost test scores? Study suggests it did. »
ADDITIONAL FUNDS MAKE A DIFFERENCE:  Since 2012, the Denver school district has given extra money to its low-performi...
Friday, November 16, 2018
Jeffco school school bond passes in a come-from-behind victory »
CLOSE CALL:  Jeffco bond passes  a week after the election with 50.24 percent support, 1,417 votes ahead.
Friday, November 16, 2018
Roots Elementary, a small Denver charter school with big ideas, will close this spring »
SCHOOL CLOSING:  Roots Elementary, a charter school in Denver, will be closing at the end of the school year due to l...
Friday, November 16, 2018
Jared Polis’ 1st controversy as Colorado governor-elect: His picks for education transition team »
FIRST MOVE:  Governor-elect Polis reaches across the aisle for  Colorado education transition team .
Friday, November 16, 2018
Adams 14 board rejects new KIPP charter school in district »
WHAT'S NEXT?  KIPP, the national charter school network, will not open a new school in the Adams 14 school district —...
Friday, October 26, 2018
Students Who Pursue Teaching Careers Promised Guaranteed Admission From Colorado Universities »
TEACHER SHORTAGE  - With reportedly 3,000 job vacancies waiting to be filled in the state, CU Boulder is now offering...
Friday, October 26, 2018
Fort Collins parents establish new language immersion charter school »
APPROVED -  The Colorado Charter School Institute (CSI) Board of Directors recently approved the new school applicati...
Friday, October 12, 2018
Adams 14 superintendent asks board to deny KIPP application, rejecting advice from his staff »
DECISIONS  - Despite being on the state’s accountability clock for eight years,  Adams 14’s superintendent  ...

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