Mary Pishney.Mary Pishney, the first-grade teacher whose arguably accurate negative performance evaluation was the subject of a recent Westword feature, will not return to the classroom when school starts again tomorrow. Pishney hasn't been back to Bromwell Elementary School in Cherry Creek ... 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 MangerPishney. Two months ago, Chuck Crowley stood in front of the Denver Public Schools Board of Education and told its members that something fishy was going on at Bromwell Elementary School. A group of difficult parents was trying to get his daughter's former first-grade teacher fired ... 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 >>