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Ideal Learning in Colorado: Challenges and opportunities to advance Ideal Learning in pre-kindergarten through third grade

Ideal Learning programs have experienced success outside of the traditional public school system, either as private or charter schools, however, scaling these programs in public schools has been challenging. Many local school districts, including Denver Public Schools (DPS), value the developmentally appropriate approach to whole child support. DPS operates several Ideal Learning programs and has a goal to expand their availability. This report explores the real and perceived barriers to a broader adoption of Ideal Learning models in Colorado, as well as opportunities that can be leveraged to expand Ideal Learning statewide. (author abstract)
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