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October 16, 2018
In Colorado’s high-poverty schools, many teachers are just starting their careers
The percentage of Colorado’s teachers in their first or second year in the classroom is among the highest in the nation. That has consequences for students and teachers.
August 31, 2018
Detroit superintendent accuses charter school leader of using drinking water crisis to disparage district
Vitti on Friday sent a cease and desist letter to Mark Ornstein, who heads the University Prep charter school network, demanding that Ornstein correct a “defamatory statement” he made in an automated phone call to parents this week.
intent to apply
February 14, 2018
Five groups may present charter applications this year to open in Aurora
Last year Aurora Public Schools only considered one charter school application. This year there could be five.
January 18, 2018
Lack of requests for new schools hinders Denver charter network expansion plans
Some charter leaders said they're thinking about expanding beyond Denver, if they haven't already.
September 28, 2017
Denver-based University Prep charter school network wins federal grant, opening expansion possibilities
The grant leaves open the possibility that the charter operator could expand to communities beyond Denver.
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September 8, 2017
Week in review: Charter wars ramp up as kids return to school
This week not only marked the start of the new school year in Detroit. It also brought an escalation of the city’s ongoing charter school wars.
May 18, 2017
Denver Public Schools’ glaring conflict: both authorizing and operating schools
Charter schools are questioning whether they are getting a fair shot in the heated competition to restart two schools being closed.
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May 15, 2017
Down to two: University Prep no longer an option to replace low-performing Amesse Elementary
A STRIVE Prep charter school and a district-sponsored applicant modeled on McGlone Elementary will vie for the restart.
Up and down
March 13, 2017
How changes to Michigan’s school ranking system hurt Cass Tech — and helped the DeVos family charter school
Testing experts say the dramatic swings say more about a rating system that’s been in turmoil in recent years than it does about individual schools.
February 10, 2017
Charter schools band together to advocate major expansion in Denver Public Schools
In all, 27 letters of intent were filed in response to the district's annual call for new school proposals.
February 19, 2015
University Prep on tap to run Pioneer charter in 2016-17
University Prep has started consulting with Pioneer this school year and has been proposed as a potential replacement operator for the school.
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