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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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Caring for the Mental Health of our Students

Caring for the Mental Health of our Students

Last week marked another week of tragedy in Colorado schools with the two suicides at Arapahoe High School. Last month, Denver School of the Arts also lost a student, and goodness knows how many other schools in Colorado have experienced tragedy since the beginning of...

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Enrollment Wars

Enrollment Wars

Now that we’re at the end of September, many school leaders are incredibly focused on the impending Pupil Count Day, which takes place on October 3rd this year. This is a critical day for public schools, especially charter public schools, since the vast majority of a...

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