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Newsletter November 26 2012

Newsletter November 26 2012

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In this issue
-- December 6 Panel Event Tackles Student-Centered Funding
-- DeGrow Gives Fuller Picture of Colorado K-12 Dollars
-- December 15 Deadline for Teachers Union Political Refund
-- Dougco School Choice Program Gets Appeals Court Hearing
-- Eddie Rounds Up Education Reform Scene
In this issue
-- December 6 Panel Event Tackles Student-Centered Funding
-- DeGrow Gives Fuller Picture of Colorado K-12 Dollars
-- December 15 Deadline for Teachers Union Political Refund
-- Dougco School Choice Program Gets Appeals Court Hearing
-- Eddie Rounds Up Education Reform Scene

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Published by: Education Policy Center on Dec 21, 2012
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Education Policy Center NewsletterFrom The Independence Institute
 
November 26, 2012
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In this issue
-- December 6 Panel Event Tackles Student-Centered Funding-- DeGrow Gives Fuller Picture of Colorado K-12 Dollars-- December 15 Deadline for Teachers Union Political Refund-- Dougco School Choice Program Gets Appeals Court Hearing-- Eddie Rounds Up Education Reform Scene
December 6 Panel Event Tackles Student-Centered Funding
Legislators are talking about changes to Colorado’s K-12 funding system, but willthat change be friendly to student choice and to taxpayers? On
December 6
at1 PM in the State Capitol, the Independence Institute will be co-sponsoring anevent titled“Financing Student Success: Imagining a Student-Centered Formula.” Our own Ben DeGrow will be on a panel with state senators Michael Johnston andKeith King, and the Colorado League of Charter Schools’ Vinny Badolato. A lightlunch will be provided for attendees at 12:30 PM. To attend, RSVP tofinancingstudentsuccess@gmail.com.More from Ed Is Watching:Colorado TBD and School Finance Partnership Stars Aligning: Coincidence?Backpack Funding Could Bridge Colorado’s K-12 Digital Learning Divide
DeGrow Gives Fuller Picture of Colorado K-12 Dollars
Of course, a good debate on school funding depends upon a solid understandingof the true tax dollars coming into and out of K-12 education.A November 19News storyby education reporter Nelson Garcia included commentary from BenDeGrow, who citedColorado Department of Education datashowing thatColorado schools collect and spend around $10,000 per student.More from Ed Is Watching:Denver Post Adds a Little Institute Balance to School Tax Hike Coverage
December 15 Deadline for Teachers Union Political Refund
It’s that time of year again. Members of the Colorado Education Association whowant a refund of dues money used for politics (as much as $63)only have untilDecember 15 to send in their requests. A recent episode of the
Devil’s Advocate
 
highlighting the topic. Many teachersmay be funding those“mean political ads”and not even know it. Please share the information with aColorado teacher you know.More from Ed Is Watching:Colorado Teachers Unions Number One in Political Giving to State CandidatesDenver Teacher Finally Able to Exit Union, But Happy Ending Isn’t for All

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