Independence Institute Podcasts

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April 18th, 2014
Ben DeGrow
Jeffco school board director John Newkirk deflates some myths surrounding the new board majoritys work to raise student achievement, reward new and high-quality teachers, increase transparency, and fund students fairly.
April 10th, 2014
Ben DeGrow
Judy Bauernschmidt from the Colorado eLearning Collaborative talks about the unfolding project in Greeley Public Schools that will bring blended learning school models across the district over the next several years. She discusses the benefits of combining traditional and digital strategies to customize student learning, and what it could look like in Greeley.
April 3rd, 2014
Ben DeGrow
Matt Samelson from the Donnell-Kay Foundation talks about a legislative-backed commissions new policy recommendations to help improve online learning experiences for Colorados K-12 students. Changes include expanding definitions and developing pilot programs designed to promote innovation focused on serving student needs.
March 20th, 2014
Ben DeGrow
Tim Farmer from the Professional Association of Colorado Educators talks about how the state and schools can help ensure having the best teachers in classrooms through an effective licensure process.
March 20th, 2014
Rob Natelson
Professor Rob Natelson tells us the latest charge levied against an Article V Convention for Proposing Amendments. First it was that it might "run away" and do "too much." Now the latest criticism is that it won't do enough! What can possibly explain this bizarre turn of events?
March 14th, 2014
Ben DeGrow
Luke Ragland from Colorado Succeeds unpacks two big bills in the current legislative session: the teachers unions push to save tenure protections, and the fight over how to spend extra education dollars (aka the Student Success Act).
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April 23rd, 2014
Before I begin, let me agree with you: Yes, this blog is definitely spending an inordinate amount of attention on the state of Kansas recently. But trust me, it’s for a good reason this time. Two weeks ago I told you that the Sunflower State was on the verge of creating the newest private school [...]