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December 1, 2015
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slate vs. slate
October 27, 2015
School board candidates looking for an edge in local elections team up, capitalize on national debates
That cohesiveness is seen as a considerable advantage as once sleepy school board elections become more of a proxy war for a national education debate.
April 24, 2015
Weekend Reads: Texas teenagers jailed for truancy
Plus, fighting against "sit and stare" policies, what schools miss about using technology and more in this week's education must-reads.
Where We Stand
April 10, 2015
Report: Students of color still more likely to face harsh discipline in Colorado schools
Harsh disciplinary actions were less common in Colorado schools during the 2013-14 school year than in previous ones, according to a report.
March 20, 2015
Two superintendents moving up
A pair of well-known Colorado superintendents are headed to new jobs in other districts.
December 10, 2014
Education nonprofit leadership and boards lag behind student population in diversity
Though nearly all education advocacy and reform nonprofits say they value diversity, fewer have taken concrete steps to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of their staffs, leadership, and boards, according to a new report from Education Pioneers and Koya Leadership.
December 9, 2014
City to gain new computer science classes amid White House push
The city is set to expand its computer science offerings beginning next fall, with support from a grant from the National Science Foundation. The White House announced Monday that New York City will get part of a $20 million grant designed to train computer science teachers on new curriculum. The initiative is part of a larger effort to better prepare students for the increasing number of technology-related jobs and increase diversity in the field.
October 23, 2014
Englewood leader named superintendent of year
Superintendent Brian Ewert of the Englewood Schools has been named Colorado superintendent of the year and will represent Colorado in the national superintendent of the…
October 13, 2014
Lewis Palmer math instructor named teacher of year
Kathy Thirkell, a math teacher at Lewis Palmer High School in Monument, has been selected as the 2015 Colorado teacher of the year. As is…
September 16, 2014
Have your say on how the state pays for higher education
Colorado’s higher education system is in the middle of trying to figure out how to implement House Bill 14-1319, which sets up a new system…
August 1, 2014
What we’re reading this weekend
The latest pre-K fervor fails to recognize that pre-K is a means, not an end. (Flypaper) As Newark’s schools are reshaped, one elementary-school student…
July 11, 2014
Denver youth build video games at Denver’s IdeaLAB
Most people haven’t heard of 3D modeling, and they probably have never created a video game from scratch, either, but a group of Denver students…
Leadership & Management
June 3, 2014
A day of celebration for Aspen Community School
Students at the Aspen Community School on Tuesday broke ground for a new main building and a gym, an important milestone in the charter’s 10-year…
May 28, 2014
Johnston exhorts Harvard grads on “the right to know”
Sen. Mike Johnston, sounding more like a preacher than a politician, on Wednesday exhorted graduates of the Harvard University Graduate School of Education “to finish…
May 8, 2014
Colorado thanks its teachers
It’s Teacher Appreciation Week. To celebrate, the Colorado Department of Education and Colorado Education Initiative launched a social media campaign #thankateacherCO. Here are some tweets…
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