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Choice Scholarship Program (DCSD’s School Choice Program)

Articles

Reform Candidates Win Local School Board Races  Peter Marcus, The Colorado Statesman, 11/18/13

Peter Groff Weighs In on Dougco Reforms  Todd Engdahl, EdNewsColorado, 10/22/13

World-class education is new principal’s cup of tea  DCSDk12.org, 8/8/13

School Board Supports Private School Choice  Education News and Notes, July 2013

Opponents of School Choice Appeal Douglas County Decision to Colorado Supreme Court  Kyle Forti, Mediatrackers, 4/15/13

Plaintiffs in Douglas County School Voucher Fight Turn to High Court  Carlos Illescas, Denver Post, 4/11/13

Indiana Voucher Ruling Cheers Board President  Jane Reuter, Our Colorado News, 4/3/13

Two-Minute Talk With John Carson  The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, 3/27/13

Colorado School District Wins Court Battle Over School Choice Innovation  Kyle Forti, Mediatrackers, 2/28/13

Appeals Court Upholds School Vouchers in Douglas County  Jane Reuter, Our Colorado News, 2/28/13

Court Overturns Block of School Voucher Program  Steven K. Paulson (AP), Denver Post, 2/28/13

Douglas County School Voucher Program Has Day in Appeals Court Karen Auge, Denver Post, 11/19/12

 

Opinion

Historian Ravitch Trades Fact for Fiction  Jay P. Greene, Educationnext, Spring 2014

Vouchers Don’t Do Much Good for Students’ Claim is False Mary C. Tillotson, Watchdog.or, November 2013

It’s Time to Recognize the Value of Faith-Based Schools  John E. Coons & Peter Hanley, Huffington Post, 11/14/13

Is “School Choice” an Anti-Public School Sentiment?  Matthew Lynch, Ed.D., 10/31/13

If Privatization is Bad, Why Don’t School Choice Critics Target IB?  Catherine Durkin Robinson, redefinED, 9/24/13

The Most Interesting School District in America?  Frederick M. Hess and Max C. Eden, National Review Online, 9/17/13

If You Send Your Kid to a Failing School, You are a Bad Person  Michael Petrilli, The Corner, National Review Online, 9/3/13

DOJ’s Treacherous School Choice Suit  Christian Schneider, JSOnline, 8/30/13

A School Monopoly?  What a Great Idea?  Jason Bedrick, CATO at Liberty, 8/29/13

If You Send Your Kid to a Private School, You’re a Bad Person  Allison Benedikt, Slate.com, 8/29/13

Fulfilling the Dream  Virgina Walden Ford, The Foundry, 8/28/13

Juan Williams:  Teachers Unions have Purchased Civil Rights Leaders’ Silence Regarding Bad Schools  Kyle Olson, EAG, 8/27/13

Alabama Accountability Act’s Parental Choice is an Extension of the Civil Rights Movement  Rev. H.K. Matthews, AL.com, 8/25/13

Redefining Public Education  James V. Shuls, PhD, Show Me Institute, July 2013

A Personal Case for Vouchers:  They Would Make a Difference  Larry Elder, Investors Business Daily, 7/24/13

Vouching for Tolerance at Religious Schools  Jay P. Greene, WSJ, 7/11/13

Common Core:  Just Another Experiment  Dr. May, The Caveman, 7/3/13

When the Good Guys in Education Reform Prevailed  Vincent Carroll, Denver Post, 6/5/13

Mothers Want More School Choices for Kids  Virginia Walden Ford and Gloria Romero, USA Today, 5/8/13

Carroll:  The Hope for School Choice in Douglas County Vincent Carroll, Denver Post, 4/13/13

School Choice:  Victory in Colorado Andrew Kloster and Brittany Corona, The Foundry, 3/28/13

Appeals Court Panel Renews Dougco Families’ Hopes Ben DeGrow, Education Policy Center, 2/28/13

Colorado Should Expand its School Choice  Krista Kafer, Denver Post, 2/2/13

Milwaukee School Choice Beats the Alternative  Patrick J. Wolf and John F. Witte, Journal Sentinel, 1/17/13

 

School Choice

2013:  Yet Another ‘Year of School Choice’  Jason Bedrick, CATO at Liberty, 12/27/13

New Lawsuit Against School Choice Program  Jason Bedrick, CATO at Liberty, 12/12/13

In D.C., Bureaucracy at Issue, Not School Choice  Patrick R. Gibbons, redefinED, 11/21/13

DOJ Abandons Suit Against Louisiana School Voucher Program  Michael Warren, The Weekly Standard, 11/19/13

Parents Make Good School Choices, Study Says  Mary C. Tillotson, Watchdog.org, 11/14/13

The Only Chart You Need to See About DOJ’s Anti-Voucher Suit in Louisiana  Patrick R. Gibbons, redefinED, 9/26/13

DOJ Backpedals On School Choice Lawsuit  Jason Bedrick, CATO at Liberty, 9/24/13

The Role of Profit in Education  Jason Bedrick, Educationnext, 9/18/13

U.S. Government Sues to Block Vouchers in Some Louisiana School Systems  Danielle Dreilinger, Times-Picayune, 8/26/13

Beyond the Market Argument for School Choice  John E. Coons, redefinED, 8/21/13

North Carolina Governor Approves School Vouchers  Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, 7/28/13

No Question, Parents Flock to School Choice  Patrick R. Gibbons, redefinED, 7/24/13

Democrats Emerge for School Choice  Ron Matus, redefinED, 7/23/13

School Choice Restores Parental Responsibility  John E. Coons, redefinED, 7/8/13

Ohio House, Senate Approve Vouchers for Low-Income Students  The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, 6/27/13

Louisiana Voucher Funding Restored  The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, 6/24/13

School Choice:  Why It’s Essential in America Today  Kevin P. Chavous, The Center for Education Reform, 6/17/13

Education Profiteers?  These Folks?  Ron Matus, redefinED, 4/22/13

School Choice Doesn’t Carry R or D Label  Ron Matus, redefinED, 7/9/13

School Choice Restores Parental Responsibility  John E. Coons, redefinED, 7/8/18

Time for a “Brown” Ruling on Religious Discrimination in Education  Charles Glenn, redefinED, 6/24/13

School Choice:  Why It’s Essential in America Today  Kevin P. Chavous, The Center for Education Reform, 6/17/13

Towards a United Front on School Choice  Ron Matus, redefinED, 5/22/13

Democrats Should be Leading Charge for School Choice  Ron Matus, redefinED, 5/6/13

Education Profiteers?  These Folks?  Ron Matus, redefinED, 4/22/13

Courts are Redefining Public Education  Gloria Romero, redefinED, 4/11/13

Leonie Haimson Exits Public School Parenting But Not Advocacy  Geoff Decker, The Parent Trap, 4/3/13

Finally!  School Choice Can Show Its Stuff  Thomas Lifson, American Thinker, 4/3/13

Ravitch Blow-Up on School Choice  Patrick J. Wolf, EducationNext, 4/1/13

WaPo Blogger Still Won’t Let Facts Get in Her Way  Jason Bedrick, CATO at Liberty, 3/29/13

An Update on the Voucher Debate  Mary McConnell, Deseret News, 3/29/13

Moving Beyond the Fringe Voices in the Voucher Debate  Adam Emerson, Choice Words, 3/28/13

Indiana Supreme Court Upholds School Vouchers  Scott Elliott and Tim Evans, Indystar.com, 3/27/13

Research Shows School Vouchers Benefit Students  Patrick J. Wolf, knoxnews.com, 3/23/13

A Dose of Reality on Planet BAEO  Ron Matus, redefinED, 3/19/13

Chavous:  Closing the Achievement Gap in Education  Kevin P. Chavous, Washington Times, 3/16/13

Post on Diane Ravitch Blog Likens School Choice to Nazi Invasion  The EdFly Blog, 2/20/13

Increasing School Choice Demand Will Increase Pressure for Change  Doug Tuthill, redefinED, 2/20/13

Marco Rubio Pitches Federal Private School Choice (“Voucher”) Program  Ron Matus, redefinED, 2/13/13

StudentsFirst:  Voucher Programs Should Prioritize Students With Greatest Need  Special to redefinED, 2/12/13

Florida Fifth-Grader Does His Homework on School Choice  Sherri Ackerman, redefinED, 2/11/13

Let’s Talk About Broader School Choice  Wendy Howard, redefinED, 2/7/13

Private School Choice Options Shouldn’t be Limited to Students in “Failing Schools”  Doug Tuthill, redefinED, 2/5/13

Michelle Rhee:  My Break With the Democrats  The Daily Beast, 2/4/13

Private School Vouchers Mesh With Progressive Democratic Party Values  Doug Tuthill, redefinED, 2/4/13

3 Reasons School Choice is Growing  Patriotic Moms, 1/28/13

The Case for School Choice  Matthew Sharp, Alliance Defending Freedom Blog, 1/24/13

Tony Bennett on Testing Private School “Voucher” Students in Florida  Ron Matus, redefinED, 1/22/13

National School Choice Week:  49 Million Students Still Without Options  Maureen Downey, Atlanta Journal Constitution, 1/21/13

School Choice:  An Extension of the Civil Rights Movement  Ron Matus, redefinED, 1/21/13

Milwaukee School Choice Beats the Alternative  Patrick J. Wolf and John F. Witte, JSonline, 1/17/13

Rabbi:  More School Choice, More Tools to Build a Bright Future  Rabbi Mandy Dubrowski, redefinED, 1/3/13

 

Online and Home School Learning

Growing Up at an Online School  Iman Dwebi, EdNews Voices, 7/8/13

Teacher Finds Freedom, Fresh Perspective in Virtual School  Sherri Ackerman, redefinED, 5/20/13

Cloverleaf Popular With Home-School Families  Jane Reuter, Our Colorado News, 3/12/13

Why We Chose an Online School  Tillie Elvrum, EdNewsColorado, 2/1/13

 

Charter Schools

Chicago Public Schools May Add 31 New Charter Schools, Despite Union Objections  Ben Velderman, EAGnews.org, 12/18/13

Philadelphia School District Threatens Charter Schools  Maura Pennington, Watchdog.org, 12/17/13

A Charter School for the Struggling  Sherri Ackerman, redefinED, 11/18/13

NEPC Takes a U-Turn on CREDO Charter Schools Study  Patrick R. Gibbons, redefinED, 8/30/13

Two Charters Gain Conditional Approval  Jane Reuter, Our Colorado News, 6/20/13

When the Good Guys in Education Reform Prevailed  Vincent Carroll, Denver Post, 6/5/13

Colorado Charter Schools:  Their History and Their Future  Jim Griffin, Denver Post, 5/19/13

STEM School Set to Expand  Ryan Boldrey, Our Colorado News, 5/16/13

Passing the Test  Chase Olivarius-Mcallister, The Durango Herald, 5/8/13

On Authorizing Charter Schools  Tammy Harold, Chris Wright and Don Begier, EdNews Voices, 3/20/13

Proving the Possible  Justine Jacob, StudentsFirst Blog, 3/12/13

State’s Charter School Laws Rank 4th in Nation  Julie Poppen, EdNewsColorado, 1/29/13

Florida Students Flock to Another School Choice Option:  Career Academies  Sherri Ackerman, redefinED, 1/7/13

Greeley’s Charters:  Who are They?  What are They?  Why are They?  Sherrie Peif, Greeley Tribune, 10/27/12

 

 

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