The February 26 Denver Post featured a lengthy article on Joneen Mackenzie and how she became a crusader for abstinence education -- a crusade she leads through her Center for Relationship Education, which is funded by a pair of grants, including one approved by the Colorado Board of Educatio ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Colorado was chosen today as one of nineteen finalists in round two of the U.S. Department of Education's Race to the Top grant contest. If successful, the state stands to win $175 million. If not, Colorado gets zilch -- which is what happened when it applied for $377 million i ... More >>
Mark MangerMary Pishney. Colorado sure is serious about "educator effectiveness," which is school-reform-speak for firing teachers whose students aren't learning -- a strategy endorsed by President Obama and central to his federal Race to the Top grant competition.
To that end, the Colorado ... More >>
Will Colorado win round two of Race to the Top? a) Yes b) No c) Maybe so After not succeeding the first time, Colorado is try-trying again to win Race to the Top.
The state submitted its application today for round two of the federal education-reform grant contest, in which it stands to win ... More >>
"Pay attention, lawmakers."On the final day of the Colorado legislative session, the teacher's union behind much of the uproar about a controversial bill to expand regulation of the state's K-12 teachers is praying the Senate okays a package of House amendments aimed at lessening the blow to ... More >>
Education commissioner Dwight Jones's op-ed got poor grades from the CEA.Update, 1:30 p.m., April 15: This blog, originally published yesterday afternoon, has been updated to reflect the comments of Education Commissioner Dwight Jones.
A union that represents 40,000 teachers in Colorado is a ... More >>