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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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  • Devil's Advocate: Colorado Teachers Union Political Refund0

    • December 13, 2011

    Tune in to Devil’s Advocate as host Jon Caldara is joined by Independence Institute senior policy analyst Ben DeGrow to discuss the December 15 deadline for Colorado teachers union members who want to get refunds of their money used for political purposes. For educators who wish to exercise the refund option, more information on how to get back the $39 CEA Every Member Option (EMO) and the various local EMOs can be found on the Independent Teachers website.

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  • Ben DeGrow Advocates for Innovation, More Productive Education Spending on 9News Your Show0

    • August 30, 2011

    Senior policy analyst Ben DeGrow appeared on Denver’s 9News Your Show with State Senator Rollie Heath to discuss the state of education funding and Senator Heath’s Proposition 103, a ballot initiative designed to increase state income and sales tax rates. A link is provided to the video on the 9 News site.

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  • Pam Benigno Provides Independence Institute Response to Douglas County Anti-Voucher Lawsuit0

    • June 22, 2011

    Education Policy Center director Pam Benigno appeared on Denver’s CBS 4 News to respond to news that the ACLU and other groups had filed suit in an attempt to stop the Douglas County school board from giving publicly-funded “Choice Scholarships” to district families who opt for a private school education. “They’re taking away from about 500 kids the opportunity to find the best school that fits their needs,” Benigno said.

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  • Devil's Advocate: Blended Learning and Disrupting Class0

    • May 6, 2011

    Tune in to Devil’s Advocate as guest host Pam Benigno is joined by the Innosight Institute’s Michael Horn, co-author of the groundbreaking book Disrupting Class, and Jefferson County Public Schools director of student online learning Judy Bauernschmidt to discuss the fast-growing trend of K-12 blended learning. More and more students are enrolled in educational programs that combine brick-and-mortar schools and teacher face time with distance learning and computer-directed instruction. Find out what some of these programs look like, and how effective they are.

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