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Remembering a legendary Colorado educator

By   /  August 25, 2016  /  Colorado, Education, Education Blog  /  No Comments

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: The election may end Tuesday but the scrutiny over Fieldworks is expected to continue.

Colorado educator Roscoe Davidson died Sunday at the age of 89, leaving behind a legacy of “endless compassion.”

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How to talk about school choice

By   /  August 22, 2016  /  Colorado, Education, News  /  No Comments

Denver panel Amplify Choice

To sell charter schools, the first step is making sure the customers know what they’re buying. A panel of Colorado-based school choice advocates shared their observations and ideas on the best way to market charters at the Franklin Center’s recent Amplify School Choice 2016 conference in Denver. Shannon Nicholas, director of communications and programs for […]

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Researchers: Schools with fewer suspensions have strong student-teacher bonds

By   /  August 19, 2016  /  Colorado, Education, Education Blog  /  No Comments

Denver Cartoon

Researchers from the University in Denver found that city schools with lower suspensions had student bodies that were younger and more integrated than the district average, and emphasis was placed on strong relationships between teachers and students.

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‘A lot of work to be done’ on education reform in Colorado

By   /  August 18, 2016  /  Colorado, Education, News  /  No Comments

Colorado made frequent national headlines throughout the year

Where is education reform headed in Colorado? A group of experts met in Lakewood earlier this month to ponder the question. The answer they came up with: “There’s a lot of work to be done.” Deborah Scheffel, dean and professor of education at Colorado Christian University — she’s also running for re-election to the Colorado […]

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‘Million Father March’ works to get dads more involved in education

By   /  August 18, 2016  /  Colorado, Education Blog  /  No Comments

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: The election may end Tuesday but the scrutiny over Fieldworks is expected to continue.

Fathers of Colorado Springs walked their students to school in a “Million Father March,” created to get dads more involved in education. “It’s very important. When I was their age, we didn’t do anything like this where I lived, and basically I didn’t have a father from age 11 on,” said Jeremy Zuniga, the father of […]

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Denver embraces charter schools

By   /  August 12, 2016  /  Colorado, Education, Education Blog  /  No Comments

Denver Cartoon

Dan Schaller, director of advocacy for the Colorado League of Charter Schools, spoke Thursday at the Franklin Center’s Amplify Choice conference about the climate for school choice in his state. The forecast? Sunny in Denver at the very least. When asked by an audience member if charter school funding for facilities and other purposes ends […]

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