Category: School Choice

Coffee Break: Check Out Nate Easley’s New Plan for Creating More Great Public Schools in Denver

Blue School Partners are doing great things in the Denver area. I recently had a chance to speak with their CEO, Nate Easley, about their mission and strategy, and the unique challenges they’re seeking to overcome to help grow more high-quality public schools in Denver. What did you find compelling about the opportunity to lead Blue School Partners? I’ve spent my…

Taking the bus to Boston for creative transportation solutions

When it comes to bringing new thinking to public education, few places can beat Denver. It’s got a wide array of schools that break the traditional mold (both charter and district-run), a cutting-edge enrollment system that covers every different type of school in one application, and a boundary-busting attempt to increase integration by creating “enrollment zones” that give families priority…

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 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…