Education News Colorado

Education News Colorado, is a news service devoted to continuing, in-depth coverage of education policymaking in the legislature and state government and to comprehensive coverage and serious analysis of such issues as school choice, accountability and education reform.

Education News Colorado is funded by grants from The Daniels Fund, The Piton Foundation, The Colorado Health Foundation, the Donnell-Kay Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation and the Carson Foundation. Paid sponsors include the Colorado Association of School Boards, the Colorado League of Charter Schools and RBC Capital Markets.

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5:54am

Tue October 4, 2011
Education

Online Education: A Pattern of Lax Oversight

Joe Mahoney I-News Network

The I-News Network, a Colorado-based in-depth news consortium, and one of its partners, the nonprofit Education News Colorado, investigated what’s really happening with thousands of Colorado K-12 students who try an online school each year. This is the final report in a 3 part series. Click for part 1 & part 2.

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5:45am

Mon October 3, 2011
Education

Online Education: The Expanding Achievement Gap

Joe Mahoney iNews

The I-News Network, a Colorado-based in-depth news consortium, and one of its partners, the nonprofit Education News Colorado, investigated what’s really happening with thousands of Colorado K-12 students who try an online school each year. This is part 2, part 1 can be found here.

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2:36am

Sun October 2, 2011
Education

Online Education: Churning & Turning

Florence High School junior Laura Johnson, 17, works on a computer between classes at the school on Tues, May 24, 2011 at FHS in Florence, CO. Johnson left FHS for the GOAL Academy online school, but returned after a semester with no credits earned.
Joe Mahoney iNews

Colorado taxpayers will spend $100 million this year on online schools that are largely failing their elementary and high school students, state education records and interviews with school officials show.

The money includes millions in tax dollars that are going to K-12 online schools for students who are no longer there.

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