Plenty of teachers are leaving their profession these days, but few make as much noise doing so as Pauline Hawkins. On Monday, the staffer at Colorado Springs' Liberty High School posted a resignation letter in which she says her reasons for quitting include negative impact from programs like No Chi ... More >>
Outspoken Denver Public Schools board member Andrea Merida will not run for re-election. In a blog post on her website (the full text of which is below), she explains why: "I cannot, in good conscience, serve on a board whose only function now is to give tests." Merida was the subject of a 2010 Wes ... More >>
Masai Ujiri.Have three Denver blog posts for ya. Denver Stiffs' Nate Timmons has the skinny on Masai Ujiri, just named the Nuggets new general manager. Job one: Get Melo inked. Good luck with that. Colorado Education News' Robert Reichardt believes our state can't win Race to the Top. Or pl ... More >>
Reeves Whalen didn't mean to touch a nerve when he organized tonight's panel discussion on Senate Bill 191, the controversial "teacher tenure bill" drafted by Senator Michael Johnston and approved by lawmakers earlier this year. But the lineup of speakers the personal injury attorney and act ... More >>
On Monday morning, the Colorado Department of Education will launch its Educator Effectiveness Project. It's an undertaking made possible by $1 million in grants secured this summer.
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 >>
"A play? Actually, I'm just kinda doodling."No need to fear the local blogosphere. Following a massive breakdown of this Monday's Broncos-Steelers contest, Mile High Report's Steve Nichols predicts: "Denver wins (fingers crossed and nervous as Hell)." Right there with you, Steve. Alan Gottl ... More >>