Local school boards to Colorado board of ed: Butt out on charter schools

Author: Marianne Goodland - February 14, 2018 - Updated: February 14, 2018

For those who believe strongly in the premise of local control of school districts by the people elected to run them, the idea that the Colorado State Board of Education can overrule local decisions on charter schools rankles. Case in point: Jefferson County. Last year, the local school board gave grudging approval to a charter […]

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Marianne Goodland

Marianne Goodland

Marianne Goodland is the chief legislative reporter for Colorado Politics. She's covered the Colorado General Assembly for 20 years, starting off in 1998 with the Silver & Gold Record, the editorially-independent newspaper at CU that was shuttered in 2009. She also writes for six rural newspapers in northeastern Colorado. Marianne specializes in rural issues, agriculture, water and, during election season, campaign finance. In her free time (ha!) she lives in Lakewood with her husband, Jeff; a cantankerous Shih-Tzu named Sophie; and Gunther the cat. She is also an award-winning professional harpist.