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This is at least the third time in the 15 years since Colorado lawmakers created innovation schools that a report has found middling marks.
The Daniels Fund calls the effort the Education Big Bet.
A combined Rocky Mountain Prep charter school network will serve nearly 5,000 students. The transition has been marked by upheaval and leadership questions.
In Colorado, state officials don’t oversee school-level finances, and said they depend on schools being honest in reporting academic data.
The elementary school struggled with staffing and academic challenges that its leaders say were exacerbated by the pandemic.
Colorado State Board of Education will allow Pueblo district to partly manage Risley International Academy of Innovation
Their goals include fighting for fair compensation and against institutional racism.
The state says it is giving Aurora a year to improve, but the new rating that it will consider will be based largely on state tests students take this spring.
This week, the State Board must decide whether to change its improvement orders for Aurora Central or allow the school to keep trying.