No Colorado charter school has a union. That could change as New America School teachers rally to form one.
Nearly 30 educators and community members demonstrated outside New America School’s Lakewood campus on Wednesday, calling for the board to recognize a union so that teachers have more of a voice
More students attend Colorado charter schools, but access still isn’t equal
Colorado charter schools continue to enroll students with disabilities at some of the lowest rates in the nation
New union-backed Denver school board renews charter schools despite some reluctance
Most board members spoke neutrally about charter schools, just one voted against them while another called his "yes" vote a reluctant one
Denver isn’t pursuing a true-up with charter schools that got federal coronavirus loans
Across the country, charter and private schools got $6 billion in paycheck protecting funding, according to Education Week
Effort to expand Colorado districts’ power to reject charter schools is voted down
Two Democrats on the House Education Committee joined three Republicans in voting down House Bill 1295 in a 5-4 vote
Opinion: Colorado lawmakers should reject a charter-school bill that deprioritizes kids
Public charter schools have been a lifeline for many students and families. We must continue to keep children at the forefront of education.
Opinion: Colorado charter schools stand out during a hard year for public education
The pandemic has caused many of our state’s students to regress. Innovative programs like the ones our charter schools have proposed can be an important step to mitigating that impact.
Access to high-quality Colorado schools varies by ZIP code, report says
Low-income families and those in rural areas are less likely to have a school with high test scores within reasonable driving distance, a report by Ready Colorado says.
As coronavirus drives more Colorado school districts to stop in-person learning, some neighboring charter schools buck that trend
Two Roads Charter School’s Arvada and Littleton campuses are continuing in-person instruction. Sending students home would harm them, leaders say. “COVID would be the least of their concerns.”
A bill is coming that would change enrollment rules for Colorado charter schools. Could it also deter more from opening?
Rep. Shannon Bird plans to introduce legislation that would revamp the application and appeals processes for charter schools. Education groups fear the changes single out charters and put their future in question.
Charter school network STRIVE Prep to close northwest Denver high school in possible sign of what’s to come
STRIVE’s decision is significant because after years of rapid growth, demographers predict enrollment in Denver Public Schools will soon begin to shrink