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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.

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.