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August 1, 2012
Voices: Emails expose union voucher opposition
A policy analyst with the Independence Institute argues the Dougco teachers union has been working against vouchers all along.
July 31, 2012
Parent blog: Starting at a new school
Starting a new school year can be stressful for kids and parents, particularly when dealing with a new school. Here's what worked for one family.
July 31, 2012
Voices: Are Denver grads really college-ready?
The head of A+ Denver questions the wide disparity between city high schools when it comes to students attending top colleges and not needing remediation.
July 31, 2012
Making The Most Of My Summer, With Help
I was excited when I got the opportunity to spend two weeks at Marist Collegelast summer because I am never away from my home in the Bronx. At first I was nervous but then I thought about it and realized “Hey, I’m really going to be getting college credit for this and it would be good for college applications and my resume.” I applied for the sports management program in hopes to become a sports broadcaster. When I had been accepted they told me that the program was $2,000. Instantly I thought to myself there was no way I can afford it. But with the help of my school's College Preparation and Leadership Program, other donors, and fundraising efforts, we got enough for me and two other girls to go. I was so excited. When I first arrived at Marist College the campus was beautiful. The view from the Hudson River was astounding, the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. At first it was kind of a culture shock for me because I saw very few Hispanics, but then I quickly adapted. I finally met my roommates and they were awesome. My roommates were from Long Island and Utica. They were very friendly and welcoming. After we got settled I quickly made many friends.
July 30, 2012
Voices: Remember the joy of learning?
An Aurora teacher has a joyful learning experience and it has nothing to do with filling in bubbles, getting graded or working quietly and alone.
July 26, 2012
Voices: Uncertain future for building funds
Colorado schools need $13.9 billion in upgrades and the special projects director for the Donnell-Kay Foundation wants to ensure they'll get it.
July 25, 2012
Parent blog: School supplies cost how much?
The cost of school supplies is going up. Get some tips on how to save money this year - and also how to help families in need.
July 21, 2012
Ask an Expert: Children and tragedy
How to help your children when tragedy strikes close to home. They often take their cues from you and other adults around them.
July 19, 2012
Voices: Integrating the arts in DPS
A+ Denver’s policy director argues for a renewed focus on arts education and outlines a task force to boost the arts in Denver schools.
July 17, 2012
Voices: Why teachers need tech training
The head of academic achievement at HOPE Online Learning Academy says teachers should not be afraid of technology.
July 11, 2012
Voices: Is Dougco ed war good for kids?
Van Schoales, head of A+ Denver, weighs in on what he sees as a diminishing focus on quality education in Douglas County.
July 10, 2012
Parent blog: Hooking kids on civic engagement
A Boulder mom learns what it takes to inspire her kids to be engaged citizens – an aging playground and a train run by beef fat. What about your kids?
July 10, 2012
Voices: NYC school flash mob inspires
Teacher Mark Sass sees a school "flash mob" video as a reminder of how important it is for students to see adults having fun.
July 9, 2012
Parent blog: Hooking kids into civic engagement
A Boulder mom learns what it takes to inspire her kids to be engaged citizens - an aging playground, and a train run by beef fat. What has it taken in your family for your kids to take a stand on something?
July 5, 2012
Charter schools no silver bullet for integration, but a start
The comments posted in response to my recent GothamSchools Q&A on gentrification and schools were very helpful in pushing my thinking, and I greatly appreciate those readers who took the time to engage with my work. For those who read my interview but did not follow the back and forth in the comments section, let me quickly summarize what I heard from readers.
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