Without SchoolChoice I know exactly where my child would be and it wouldn’t have been best for him

Ever since my son Allan started kindergarten 11 years ago, I wanted him to have access to the best education I could find for him. I dropped him off that day at the same campus where I went to elementary school and left proud that my son would attend the same school I had attended as a child. Later that…

The search is on for the next superintendent in Douglas County and the people know who they want

The newly elected Douglas County School District (DCSC) Board of Education has wasted no time getting to work on behalf of its 68,000 public school students. In December board members answered a loud call from those who elected them by voting unanimously to end the Choice Scholarship voucher program that would have used public funds to support private schools. At…

The Denver Language School is Leading the Way Toward a More Diverse Community

With Denver Public Schools’ officially opening its SchoolChoice enrollment process, we’re excited to highlight school options that offer families a different approach to serving students’ unique needs. The following feature on the Denver Language School’s language immersion model was originally published by Jamison White on the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools blog. Diversity works. A plethora of cultures, languages,…

Joe Kennedy’s State of the Union Response Wasn’t About Education, But it Could Have Been

When Rep. Joe Kennedy III gave the Democrats’ response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, he of course spoke to the same 320 million individuals that the President addressed. But from within the walls of Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School in Fall River, Massachusetts, Kennedy might as well have been speaking to anyone and everyone who…

Increasing Access and Choice for All DPS Families: Recommendations for Change from the Strengthening Neighborhoods Committee

When I had the opportunity to participate in Denver Public Schools’ (DPS) Strengthening Neighborhoods committee, I knew I had to get involved. I wanted to bring my perspective as a DPS graduate and current DPS parent. I wanted to contribute to a citywide conversation about integration and to be as informed as possible about decisions affecting my community. But I…