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Opinion: With new law in place, charter schools are poised to close their special-education gap

Charter schools may feel like a relatively recent phenomenon, but next year, Colorado will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first charter school in our state. When it authorized charter schools in 1993, the Colorado General Assembly allowed parents, teachers and community members “to take responsible risks and create new, innovative, more flexible ways of […]

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30 years after passage of Americans with Disabilities Act, key inequities remain in Colorado

During high school and early in college, the record of Naomi Morrow’s schools or employers doing much of anything to accommodate her impaired vision was spotty at best. Morrow, now 42, worked in a hospital laundry running the washing machines, and managers let her put colored Braille bump dots on various controls. Her parents mainstreamed […]

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As Colorado kids with disabilities study remotely, some are lacking critical support services

With all four of her children home, Deronn Turner’s house is filled with writing assignments, art projects, books, flashcards and learning devices. Her children are what she calls “creative crazies.” Two are enrolled at Denver School of the Arts and the oldest is a student at the Maryland Institute College of Art. “My work is […]