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Great Choice Douglas County Press Release

For Immediate Release:  June 22, 2011 Contact: Pam Mazanec 303-681-3812 Great Choice Douglas County Supports Choice Scholarship Program (Douglas County, CO June 22, 2011) Great Choice Douglas County, a non-profit organization of parents and citizens committed to educational choice in all forms, stands firmly in support of the Douglas County School District’s Choice Scholarship Program. This…

Institute for Justice Will File To Intervene In New Colorado School Choice Case

Institute for Justice Press Release June 21, 2011 by Great Choice Douglas County Institute for Justice Will File To Intervene In New Colorado School Choice Case IJ is Nation’s Leading Legal Advocate for School Choice WEB RELEASE: June 21, 2011 CONTACT: John Kramer (703) 682-9320 [School Choice] Arlington, Va.—The Institute for Justice—the nation’s leading legal…

ACLU and Americans United File Lawsuit to Block Voucher Plan that Would Fund Religious Schools in Colorado

Civil Liberties Organizations Say Scheme Violates Colorado Constitution FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: (212) 549-2666; media@aclu.org DENVER – Three civil liberties organizations filed suit today in Denver District Court to challenge a school voucher plan adopted by the Douglas County School District. The American Civil Liberties Union, the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado and Americans…

DCSD School Board Director Justin Williams on scholarship program

9News Douglas County Schools unveil Voucher program

February 22, 2011 Opponents and supporters of the Dougco scholarship program speak out.

RSA Animate-Changing Education Paradigms

January 14, 2011 Why is every country in the world reforming public education? Courtesy RSA Animate and Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA’s Benjamin Franklin award.

Obama on Charter Schools

January 14, 2011 We agree! They are not “these kids” They are “our kids!” Facts about Colorado Public Charter Schools: More than 70,000 students (8.6% of total Colorado K-12 public school enrollment) attend the 170 charter schools in Colorado. Colorado Charter Schools do not charge tuition. Colorado Charter Schools are Public Schools. Courtesy: TheseKidsIllinois through…

You can homeschool

January 14, 2011 Right now more than 2 million children all over the world are being homeschooled. Have you ever wondered what home education looks like? Why do some families choose to homeschool? This video, courtesy of HSLDA (via YouTube), answers some of these questions.

Local School Vouchers in Colorado? part 1

December 31, 2010

Local School Vouchers in Colorado? part 2

December 30, 2010

Local School Vouchers in Colorado? part 3

December 29, 2010

Neighborhood Schools

Douglas County offers academically reputable public schools. Several traditional schools already have a mission statement and definition of what they do especially well. The DCSD School Choice Task Force suggested that all schools adopt this philosophy to better market themselves to new families and communicate their strengths and philosophies with the public. View the Task…

Choice Scholarship Program

The adoption of an Choice Scholarship Program (also known as school vouchers) in Douglas County completes the package of school choice for Douglas County. The purpose of the choice scholarship program is to provide greater educational choice, improve educational performance through competition, obtain a high return on educational spending and close academic achievement gaps for…

Home Education

Douglas County families can currently select home education for their children, although the district itself offers limited direct services outside registrar functions. The Task Force explored various options that home educators seek in developing partnerships with school districts, traditional and public charter schools. The Task Force suggested that DCSD pursue addition of services through building…