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February 12, 2015
Colorado LGBT high school students: validate us
Three LGBT Colorado high school students share their experiences.
March 18, 2014
Students at Manual want to be heard — and they have a lot to say
Last month, Chalkbeat staff began to seek out the voices of Manual High School students: What are their experiences at school? What does Manual do well or not well for them as students? Ultimately, what about students' experiences did we miss in our reporting?
March 10, 2014
An open letter to Manual stakeholders, the DPS Board of Education and DPS leaders
A Manual alum and liaison to the school under Superintendent Michael Bennet offers some insights based on past experience on how the school and community can move forward.
March 3, 2014
A first year teacher in defense of veteran teachers
A new teacher licensed through alternative channels defends veteran teachers who she says are too often falsely labeled as resistant to change.
February 28, 2014
Why I am passionate about education and parent engagement
Parent advocate Princess Mack explains how her passion for helping parents get involved in their children's education stems from her own experience slipping through cracks in the school system.
February 26, 2014
Elevating the status of the teaching profession
The vice-president of the Public Education & Business Coalition argues that too few of our country's public policies support making teaching attractive as a long-term career.
February 24, 2014
How Denver Public Schools can improve its parent engagement: a parent's view
A Denver Public Schools parent has some tips for how the district can more effectively communicate with and engage parents to boost student achievement.
February 20, 2014
Colorado Academic Standards give parents peace of mind
A parent and Stand for Children parent leader explains why the new Colorado Academic Standards help him feel more confident that his students will learn and be ready for college and beyond.
December 20, 2013
Voices: Looking back and looking forward
As part of an ongoing series on recruiting, training and supporting teachers, Donnell-Kay fellow Sarah Jenkins reflects on what she has learned this year and makes resolutions for things she wants to learn in 2014.
December 16, 2013
Voices: Collaborative healing for Colorado schools after shootings
Writer Diana Kurniawan points to some local resources that she argues could help prevent school violence like the shootings at Arapahoe High School in the future.
December 10, 2013
Voices: Is teacher voice really attainable?
As part of an ongoing series on recruiting, training and supporting teachers, Donnell-Kay fellow Sarah Jenkins wonders how we can change the sense of powerlessness many teachers feel in affecting policy change.
December 4, 2013
Voices: Real life grit
South High School student Chaunsae Dyson writes about how developing grit helped him transition to a new school with more challenging academic standards.
December 2, 2013
Voices: Get with it: Millennials are the future of teaching
As part of an ongoing series on recruiting, training and supporting teachers, Donnell-Kay fellow Sarah Jenkins argues that the education world must adapt to the work habits of Millennial teachers.
November 21, 2013
Voices: What election day meant for data and privacy in schools
Outgoing Jefferson County school board member Paula Noonan reflects on what the board election results there mean for the future of data collection and privacy in schools.
November 20, 2013
Voices: Listening to teachers on licensure reform, part two
As part of an ongoing series on recruiting, training and supporting teachers, Donnell-Kay fellow Sarah Jenkins interviews teacher Sarah Casaletto about her work with the LEAD Compact.
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