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Compelling & Creative School Leadership

Compelling & Creative School Leadership

As James MacGregor Burns writes, “One of the most universal cravings of our time is a hunger for compelling and creative leadership.” This is true in all aspects of our lives, from the expectations we hold for the legislators who represent us to those who lead our...

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The Fight Continues

The Fight Continues

The Fight Continues Background on the Mill Levy Override Inequity Students attending district schools—traditional public schools, innovation schools, and district authorized charter public schools—have access to over 50 percent more public funding from Mill Levy...

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Guest Post: Ryan Marks on Accountability

Guest Post: Ryan Marks on Accountability

This post was written by Ryan Marks, CSI Director of Evaluation and Assessment.   While the CSI Annual Review of Schools (CARS) currently serves as a model for other charter school authorizers in Colorado, CSI is interested in spurring continued innovation across...

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School Board Recognition Month

School Board Recognition Month

January is School Board Recognition month, and while the month is coming to an end, I wanted to be sure to take the time to recognize our many volunteer charter school board members for engaging in this critically important work. Charter School Accountability School...

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School Choice – It’s about the right fit!

School Choice – It’s about the right fit!

National School Choice Week is a weeklong event which exists to highlight the importance of school options, including magnet schools, private schools, online schools, and charter schools. As a charter school authorizer, it’s no surprise that I believe in the charter...

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Navigating the World of Special Education

Navigating the World of Special Education

By the time my fourth child reached elementary school and after many years as a principal, I was much more prepared to identify the diverse learning needs of my own children and how to navigate the world of special education. Most parents are confused and overwhelmed...

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The Educators Holiday Season

The Educators Holiday Season

Well, here we are – yes, it’s the holiday season, but by the end of the month we’ll be halfway through the school year. How can that be possible? This month will be filled with classroom celebrations and plays, finishing up the second-quarter, and for some schools,...

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Post-Election Reflection

Post-Election Reflection

Now that we have processed the results of the elections, it’s time to get to work. In Colorado, we will have many new legislators in January and, importantly, a new Governor. For those of us working in or supporting charter schools, we are excited about Governor elect...

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