Unsung Hero: Former school board president fights for public records — and wins … sort of

By   /  July 29, 2016  /  Accountability, Colorado, Education, News, Open Records  /  No Comments

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A former school board member wanted to see what teachers and staff were paid and got a five-month battle instead.

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Colorado opens door to online education

By   /  July 28, 2016  /  Colorado, Education, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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Colorado has cracked open the door to multi-district online learning a little wider. The Colorado State Board of Education approved certification for two schools at its June meeting at Pueblo Community College, at the same meeting where it recognized three teachers and a counselor for excellence in blended and online education. Parents and students can […]

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Colorado House candidate promotes school choice at RNC

By   /  July 22, 2016  /  Colorado, Education, Education Blog, National, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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Casper Stockham, who is running for Congress in Colorado’s 1st District, worries that Centennial State voters don’t fully understand the benefits of school choice. He hopes to change that. In an interview with Watchdog while attending the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week, the Air Force veteran and radio talk-show host conceded that Colorado conservatives love […]

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Charter advocates hope favorable report leads to more equitable funding

By   /  July 21, 2016  /  Colorado, Education, News  /  No Comments

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“I think it’s an affirmation of what we’ve been saying this past legislative session,” Schaller added. “There’s no reason these schools should be funded any differently.”

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Colorado delegate backs Trump, but doesn’t like continued criticism of state’s process

By   /  July 19, 2016  /  Colorado, National, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

Is Colorado rife with voter fraud?

CLEVELAND – Jimmy Sengenberger, an alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention from Colorado, runs a charity called the Liberty Day Institute that aims to teach fifth graders about the Constitution. He wants to help kids understand their political system. He wants to help presidential candidates do the same. Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump continues to take pot […]

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Denver to strip nearly 50 teachers of tenure

By   /  July 15, 2016  /  Colorado, Education Blog  /  No Comments

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A Colorado educator-effectiveness law could mean that 47 Denver teachers will lose their tenured status and the protections it provides. These teachers have been rated ineffective at their jobs for two years in a row. Some worry that this will lead to higher turnover as teachers fear for their job security and choose to resign […]

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