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A Growing Charter School Planted in Rocky Soil
Image: Courtesy of Bill Kurtz

A Growing Charter School Planted in Rocky Soil

Bill Kurtz, founder of the Denver School of Science and Technology, has gained national recognition for his approach.

Ten years ago, a subtle desperation filled the aging halls of Denver Public Schools. In 2003, only 55 percent of Denver high school students graduated on time; that number dropped to 46 percent in 2008. As low-income populations rose, achievement ...

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