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Our SchoolChoice experience in Denver

The SchoolChoice enrollment period in the Denver Public Schools wraps up today. I wrote about the DPS single-application system here yesterday, from a broad, “good-policy” perspective. Here’s a guest post with a personal perspective from Denver dad and blogger Jim...

The fight(?!) over school choice

This is National School Choice Week, and in a lot of cities it’s the time of year when families who have the power to choose a public school for their children are checking out their options and putting their application(s)...

Getting the PARCC conversation out of ‘Park’

We’ve finally started to receive our student-level results here in Colorado from the first year of PARCC tests, which were given way back in the halcyon days when Donald Trump was just a reality TV creature. During the interim 10...

Colorado’s ACT-SAT shuffle has been awkward, but it’s the right move

Having trouble staying in step with Colorado’s ACT-SAT-ACT shuffle? Not sure even Fred and Ginger could keep up. In this guest post, Jim Furman—a local blogger who teaches high school in Denver and is currently on a one-year leave to be a...

A special opening for better access, better service in schools

“The world is full of people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind.” —E.B. White “The go-to narrative on the relationship between districts and charter schools is generally one of mistrust and competition, but...

The Colorado PARCC conversation: voices from the boardroom and the classroom

One of the things that I was most excited about when we launched Education Post last year was the chance to focus on getting more voices from the classroom into the conversation about public education. For too long, that debate...

Real ed-reform continues dominance in Denver; bad night for far Right in Colorado

Thanks to a Kansas City Royals-esque late-inning comeback in the middle of the night, reform candidates in Denver extended their winning streak in Board of Education elections here to 7. Reform candidates were 4-0 in 2013 and 3-0 this year,...