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EPClogoThe Education Policy Center promotes issues such as school choice, school accountability, and teachers’ rights through its in-house publications, print media, Internet, radio, television, and legislative briefings. Calling for greater involvement of parents in the role of educating children, this Colorado think tank was the first in the state to promote ideas such as educational vouchers, charter schools, educator accountability, and public school report cards.

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  • An Island of Opportunity: A Profile of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Academy

    An Island of Opportunity: A Profile of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Academy0

    • February 10, 2017

    In An Island of Opportunity, Senior Education Policy Analyst Ross Izard profiles St. Rose of Lima Catholic Academy. St. Rose is a private, PK-8 Catholic school that predominantly serves low-income Hispanic children. Most children who attend St. Rose come from migrant backgrounds. An integral part of the surrounding neighborhood for more than half a century, St.

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  • National School Choice Week Rally 2017

    National School Choice Week Rally 20170

    • January 23, 2017

    National School Choice Week 2017 Denver School Choice Rally Thursday, January 26 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM West steps of the Colorado Capitol building Please join students, parents, and teachers to celebrate all of Colorado’s amazing school choice options, including traditional public schools, charter public schools, magnet public schools, innovation public schools, online schools, private

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  • Eternal LIFO: Unlawful Layoff Procedures in Unionized Colorado School Districts

    Eternal LIFO: Unlawful Layoff Procedures in Unionized Colorado School Districts0

    • November 30, 2016

    Passed in 2010, Senate Bill 191 was a landmark piece of education reform legislation that garnered significant bipartisan support, including unanimous support from Republican legislators. The bill amended Colorado’s Licensed Personnel Performance Evaluation Act and the Teacher Employment, Compensation, and Dismissal Act (TECDA) to align state statute more closely with the goal of ensuring that every student is taught by an effective teacher.

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  • Counting the Cash Again: An Update on Colorado School Finance

    Counting the Cash Again: An Update on Colorado School Finance0

    • October 31, 2016

    School finance is a constant topic of interest in Colorado education discussions. However, the complex nature of school finance means that many do not feel adequately prepared to meaningfully participate in these conversations. In his latest publication, Senior Education Policy Analyst Ross Izard provides the information needed to have honest, accurate discussions of Colorado’s school finance

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  • The Power of Educational Choice0

    • July 7, 2016

    “If you can afford to attend Arrupe, you can’t attend Arrupe”. This video features a lively discussion of the inspiring work being done at Arrupe Jesuit High School, a private Jesuit high school in Denver that serves only low-income students. Featuring: Principal Michale O’Hagan, student Miguel Gonzalez, and Ross Izard as the host.

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  • Equity for Colorado’s Charter Public Schools0

    • July 7, 2016

    This is the full clip of Ross Izard’s discussion on fairness for Colorado public charter school students with Colorado League of Charter Schools Director of Advocacy Dan Schaller and Compass Montessori Executive Director Bill Kottenstette.

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