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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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Friday, December 7, 2018
If we don’t learn from this one, shame on us’: Lessons from a Detroit charter school that was set up »
LESSONS LEARNED:   This article  shows how this charter school was doomed to fail and shines light on just how c...
Friday, December 7, 2018
More Democrat Governors, More Skepticism of Charter Schools »
SKEPTICISM?   This article  suggests the charter school movement may face a shifting political landscape in seve...
Friday, December 7, 2018
First teachers strike at a charter-school network begins in Chicago »
FIRST TIME:  This is  the first time  in Chicago that educators at a charter network have gone on strike af...
Friday, November 30, 2018
Funding Gap Grows Between Public Charters and Traditional Public Schools »
FUNDING INEQUITY:   Click here  to learn more about the new study by the University of Arkansas which examines f...
Friday, October 26, 2018
Making School Performance Data Work for Families »
SCHOOL PERFORMANCE DATA  - Read  this article  about the important steps states can take to help ensure the...
Friday, October 26, 2018
New ‘Redshirting’ Study Reveals That Boys Are Held Back More Than Girls »
REDSHIRTING -  A  new study  shows redshirting's impact on student achievement gaps.
Friday, October 26, 2018
Washington Supreme Court rules charter schools are constitutional »
SUPREME COURT RULING -  The Washington Supreme Court has made a decision that positively impacts current and future c...
Friday, October 12, 2018
Democrats Want Government Watchdog to Sniff Around Virtual Charter Schools »
VIRTUAL CHARTERS  - See why  two Democratic senators  have asked the Government Accountability Office to lo...
Friday, October 12, 2018
Boyd & Gilligan: Change Done ‘to’ — Not ‘With’ — Communities Doesn’t Last. »
MOVEMENT  - Seeking common ground can lead to sustainable shared solutions.  Click here  to see why elevati...
Friday, October 5, 2018
The children of 8B: One classroom, 31 journeys, and the reason it’s so hard to fix Detroit’s schools »
STUDENT MOBILITY:  Click here  to read about the reasons why it's so difficult to fix Detroit's schools.
Friday, October 5, 2018
Lessons learned from Bush-Obama school reform »
LESSONS LEARNED:  View  this video  to see the dialogue between two authors who discuss the consequenc...
Friday, October 5, 2018
Detailed New National Maps Show How Neighborhoods Shape Children for Life »
NATIONAL MAPS:  This  map  shows how neighborhoods shape children for life.
Friday, October 5, 2018
ApplyLA: Inside the New Common Application System »
COMMON APPLICATION:  Apply LA  is the new application system started to help parents research and enroll in...
Thursday, October 4, 2018
National Alliance Congratulates 2018 U.S. Department of Education Charter Schools Program Grant »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement announced the recipien...
Friday, September 28, 2018
Let's be careful how we use unified enrollment systems »
Check out  this perspective  about unified enrollment systems and what to be cautious of when implementing one.
Friday, September 28, 2018
Entrepreneurs Can Breathe New Life into the Charter School Movement »
Can a focus on public school challenges help drive a new education reform agenda that can energize the charter school move...
Friday, September 21, 2018
WATCH — America’s Education Priorities for the New School Year: 8 Current & Former Education Chiefs »
Learn what these  educational experts  think our educational priorities should be for the new school year.
Friday, September 14, 2018
In latest move, Gates Foundation looks to help—and learn from—charters serving students with... »
Click here  to learn more about the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s new charter school strategy that is taking...
Friday, September 14, 2018
Does Teacher Diversity Matter in Student Learning? »
Research shows that students, especially boys, benefit when teachers share their race or gender.  Click here &nbs...
Friday, September 14, 2018
California bans for-profit charter schools »
  Click here  to learn the latest about a bill signed into law last week in CA that prohibits for profit com...
Friday, September 14, 2018
African-American Charter Champions Honored at Inaugural #BringTheFunk Charter Leadership Awards... »
Congratulations to the Charter Champions who are being recognized at the 2018 #BringTheFunk awards. Thank you to these lea...
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Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill includes charters »
For Immediate Release September 14, 2018...
Friday, August 31, 2018
Congress renewed the Perkins Act: What does it mean for charter schools? »
The renewed Perkins Act  and what it means for charter schools.
Friday, August 31, 2018
Gates Foundation gives $92 million to networks of schools in latest reform effort »
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is giving away $92 million to help schools work together and use data to solve probl...
Monday, August 13, 2018
In a watershed moment for his administration on education policy, President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed the Strengtheni...
Monday, August 13, 2018
Immersion »
Click here  for one teacher's perspective on the importance of immersion programs and their impact on global citizens...
Monday, August 13, 2018
Slowdown? »
  Learn why there is a slowdown of charter school growth in CA  and how this could impact charter schools natio...
Monday, August 13, 2018
How School Works? »
Arne Duncan, former education secretary under President Barack Obama, has always been candid, especially, in his new book,...
Friday, August 3, 2018
Props to LeBron James and his new Akron public school — but what about the other kids? »
Funding for public education is complex. Learn how one famous athlete is thinking outside the box when it comes to a ...
Friday, August 3, 2018
School Stats: Do charter schools in Washington actually serve students with disabilities? »
Yet another example of how charters do serve students with disabilities.  Click here  to see what state  w...
Friday, August 3, 2018
The City Fund »
Several big names in education reform are teaming up to start a new organization,  The City Fund , designed to brin...
Monday, July 23, 2018
College Success Award Winners »
GreatSchools is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 College Success Award. See which Colorado charter schools rece...
Friday, June 29, 2018
Gates-Funded Teacher Evaluation Reforms »
Check out  this perspective  on missed opportunities as well as key takeaways from the Gates-funded teacher ev...
Friday, June 29, 2018
All Eyes On Colorado Primary for Governor »
Many eyes were on Colorado's  governor primary  this week especially with the  differing visions of school...
Friday, June 29, 2018
Another Education Gap »
This New York Times article highlights another education gap you may not be familiar with.  Learn more here . 

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