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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, April 19, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax windfall will benefit Colorado schools, especially rural ones »
FINANCIAL BOOST:  Tax windfall will benefit Colorado schools, especially rural ones.  Click here  to learn...
Friday, April 19, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Local charter schools not immune from facility challenges »
DIFFICULT HURDLE:  While the Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley school districts are among the better funded distric...
Friday, April 19, 2019
Denver school opens clothing store, laundromat, food pantry for students and their families »
COMMUNITY SCHOOL:  For more than a year,  leaders at the school  have worked to open a center not just for...
Friday, April 5, 2019
Calls are mounting to change Denver’s school rating system. Here’s how it works now. »
ACCOUNTABILITY REDO:  Eleven advocacy groups sent a joint letter this week to school district leaders, asking them to...
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
2019 Class of Daniels Scholars »
  Congratulations to the 2019 Class of Daniels Scholars! The Daniels Scholarship Program provides a four-year ann...
Monday, April 1, 2019
Bill introduced to fund all-day kindergarten across Colorado »
FULL-DAY-K BILL –  A bill to fund free full-day kindergarten for all in Colorado is now ...  KOAA
Monday, April 1, 2019
Aurora group proposes opening performing arts charter school »
NEW CHARTER:  Aurora group proposes opening performing arts charter school.  Chalkbeat Colorado
Monday, April 1, 2019
Here’s where 8 major bills stand as the Colorado General Assembly barrels toward the end of its work »
LEGISLATION:  Here's where 8 major bills stand as the Colorado General Assembly barrels toward the end of its ... Th...
Monday, April 1, 2019
What the $30.5 billion Colorado state budget means for you — yes, you »
BUDGET BILL:  Colorado's $30.5 billion state-budget package represents a 4 percent increase over the current budget,...
Monday, April 1, 2019
Adams 14 chooses a second group to manage its district, giving Mapleton an ultimatum »
ULTIMATUM:  The school board of the troubled Adams 14 district has given its would-be outside manager, the Mapleton s...
Friday, March 22, 2019
Counselors Couldn’t Keep Up With Our Growing Mental Health Crisis, So Peers Stepped Up »
PEER MENTORING:  Read here to learn more about how  Westgate Community School in Thornton , is tackling the grow...
Friday, March 22, 2019
Colorado lawmakers carve out room for full-day kindergarten in proposed budget »
ENDORSEMENT:  The Joint Budget Committee gave its endorsement  Tuesday to funding full-day kindergarten by next...
Friday, March 22, 2019
At a Tough Time for Education Reform, Colorado Defeat of Charter School-Defunding Bill Offers Hope »
HOPE:  Colorado Defeat of Charter School-Defunding Bill Offers a Ray of Hope.  Click here  to learn more.
Monday, March 11, 2019
Colorado Springs area schools, districts, honored with state performance awards »
ACCOLADES -  Congrats to the many charter schools in the Colorado Springs area  recognized  for state perfo...
Monday, March 11, 2019
In mid-year school finance tweak, Colorado gets back millions. Some of it will stay in education. »
SCHOOL FINANCE  -  Colorado will take back  $77 million from school districts this year, but part of that m...
Monday, March 11, 2019
Mixed results after more than a decade of school improvement efforts in Denver, report says »
MIXED RESULTS:  A report by A+ Colorado analyzes the school improvement endeavors made by Denver Public Schools to ad...
Monday, March 11, 2019
Two Colorado Springs charter school leaders win top awards »
BEST OF THE BEST:  Learn more about the  two Colorado Springs charter leaders that were recognized at this year'...
Monday, March 11, 2019
In a bipartisan vote, Colorado lawmakers preserve funding for state charter schools »
PRESERVE FUNDING:  House Bill 19-1190, to repeal the Mill Levy Equalization Fund,  was defeated  Wednesday...
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Flagstaff Academy's Middle School Heading to VEX Robotics World Championship in April! »
  March 5, 2019   Flagstaff Academy's middle school team - The Burgundy Dragons - qualified for...
Friday, February 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Aurora charter school focused on social issues and academics plans August opening »
NEW HOME:  New Aurora charter school set to open in 2019 has found a  new location .
Friday, February 22, 2019
Bill aims to direct more marijuana money to Colorado schools »
MORE MONEY:  A bill  currently making its way through the Colorado legislature would allocate more marijuana ta...
Friday, February 22, 2019
APS board votes to shut down Vega Collegiate charter school over special education allegations »
SHUT DOWN:  Aurora Public Schools Board votes to  shut down  Vega Collegiate Academy’s charter school.
Friday, February 22, 2019
CSI Board of Directors Approves Colorado Early Colleges Replication for Windsor Campus »
REPLICATION:  The Charter School Institute's Board of Directors  recently approved the replication application...
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
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 .

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