Education

Douglas County parents taking a page from Jefferson County, start fake social media page

Douglas County parents taking a page from Jefferson County, start fake social media page

Though the creators of the false charter coalition page remain anonymous, the page appears to be supported by well-known political activists opposed to the Douglas County Board of Education’s conservative majority.

By Sherrie Peif · March 20, 2017 · 0 comments · Douglas County, Education, K-12 Transparancy, Sherrie Peif, Uncategorized
A group of students from Imagine Classical Academy in Colorado Springs cheer for school choice at the School Choice Rally on the West steps of the Capitol on Jan. 26, 2017.

Charter school funding bill gaining bipartisan support; Dems get support on amendment

“It would be easier and more politically expedient, if I just voted no on this bill. But I can’t do that because our public education system is broken.” — Democrat Senator Dominick Moreno.

By Sherrie Peif · March 12, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Gold Dome, Sherrie Peif, Taxes, Top News, Uncategorized
Senate Bill would equalize funding for charter schools

Senate Bill would equalize funding for charter schools

Proponents say since charter school students are public school students, and they should have equal access to money collected through property taxes.

By Sherrie Peif · February 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Elections, K-12 Transparancy, Sherrie Peif, Taxes, Uncategorized
Colorado Senate committee advances campus free speech protection bill

Colorado Senate committee advances campus free speech protection bill

Senate Bill 5 would ban Colorado’s public colleges from implementing certain time, space and content regulations.

By Sherrie Peif · February 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Education, Featured, Free Speech, Higher Education, Sherrie Peif
A group of students from Imagine Classical Academy in Colorado Springs cheer for school choice at the School Choice Rally on the West steps of the Capitol on Jan. 26, 2017.

Colorado celebrates school choice week

I had two kids that went through public schools, but they went to two different schools. And they had totally different experiences. What we are trying to do, and what you are doing is empowering that choice. — Rep. Polly Lawrence (R-Douglas County).

By Sherrie Peif · January 27, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Education, K-12 Transparancy, Sherrie Peif
Celebrate the power of educational choice

Celebrate the power of educational choice

I hope one day to see a real change, a change that gives every student an equal opportunity to succeed regardless of financial status by opening the door to a high-quality education.

By DeMarco Randall · January 23, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Denver, Education
Performance should trump seniority in teacher layoffs

Performance should trump seniority in teacher layoffs

School districts have a responsibility to ensure that every student is taught by a great teacher — even when financial times are hard.

By Ross Izard · January 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Ross Izard
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K-12 Education in 2016 both exciting and frustrating at times

“It doesn’t do anything but show the NAACP is out of step with the rest of African Americans in this country who want a good quality education for their students and support charter schools.” — Terrance Carroll.

By Sherrie Peif · December 24, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Elections, K-12 Transparancy, Sherrie Peif, TABOR, Taxes
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Former state Speaker of the House disagrees with NAACP on charter school resolution

“They’re reading propaganda from the anti-charter folks. It doesn’t do anything but show the NAACP is out of step with the rest of African Americans in this country who want a good quality education for their students and support charter schools.”

By Sherrie Peif · November 15, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Education, K-12 Transparancy, Sherrie Peif, Uncategorized
Steve Peck, left, shakes hands with retired Air Force General John Barry after Barry swore Peck in as the newest member of the Douglas County School Board.

New Douglas County School District Board member starts term amid controversy

“Yes it’s unpaid, and yes there is a lot of contentiousness that surrounds this seat, but it doesn’t have to be this way,” Peck said. “I think when you keep your eye on what’s best for the community, what’s best for teachers and kids, everything, all the naysaying and rancor just kind of fades away.”

By Sherrie Peif · November 8, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Douglas County, Education, Sherrie Peif