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July 24th, 2014
Ben DeGrow
Jon Hanover talks about his path from the business world into education, his success teaching kindergarten in an innovative blended learning environment, and his role as founder of the newly approved, innovative Denver charter school Roots Elementaryopening in fall 2015.
July 7th, 2014
Ben DeGrow
Prof. Joshua Dunn breaks down the fallout from a court ruling against teacher tenure in California, and handicaps a Colorado school funding lawsuit that could roll out soon.
July 7th, 2014
Ben DeGrow
What do Americans think about standardized testing, Common Core, vouchers, and charter schools? Paul DiPerna shares insights from the Friedman Foundations new K-12 education national survey.
June 23rd, 2014
Ben DeGrow
Luke Ragland from Colorado Succeeds discusses new court rulings from Colorado and California that represent victories for giving students access to effective teachers.
June 23rd, 2014
Ben DeGrow
The National Council on Teacher Qualitys Arthur McKee highlights a new report that shows far too many teacher education programs are falling shortparticularly in their low entry standards and their failure to promote scientifically-based reading instruction.
June 6th, 2014
Ben DeGrow
As founder of the private lab school Orsch in Gunnison, Colo., Jackie Burt talks about educational lessons learned from students detailed in her 2013 book Cutting the Edge in Education. Burt has been the founding director of Orsch since 2009.
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August 22nd, 2014
A lack of progress is always frustrating. I’ve been trying to convince my parents that broccoli is too dangerous to be trusted for months. But my struggles pale in comparison to the frustration that a large number of students and families in the Tar Heel State are facing after yesterday’s unfavorable ruling regarding school choice. [...]