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National Charter Schools Week

National Charter Schools Week

May 12-18, 2019 is National Charter Schools Week and this year’s theme is: Charter Schools Are… because each charter school is unique and we all have our own definition of what charter schools mean to us. Charter Schools Are… The open-ended nature of the theme...

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Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week

“I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. It might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.” John Steinbeck As a parent, I have seen the amazing...

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2019 Legislative Session Recap

2019 Legislative Session Recap

As this year’s legislative session comes to an end, I am relieved that we made it out relatively unscathed (and actually, with some important wins). Here’s a recap of legislation and decisions directly impacting CSI: Session kicked off with a bill seeking to strip CSI...

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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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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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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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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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Welcome to Terry’s Blog!

Welcome to Terry’s Blog!

I am Terry Croy Lewis, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Colorado Charter School Institute. I have worked in the charter sector for over 20 years as a founder, school leader, consultant, and governing board member. I will be regularly posting on topics ranging from...

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