Education

New Jeffco Superintendent fringe benefits send salary near $400,000 per year

New Jeffco Superintendent fringe benefits send salary near $400,000 per year

“Does Dr. Glass understand that charter schools are bound by federal and state public school laws? Does he know that charter schools are not allowed to discriminate in their enrollment policies and that they adhere to the same testing standards as district-run schools? Does he realize that charter schools accept students with disabilities and/or special needs?” — Kim Gilmartin, Jeffco parent.

By Sherrie Peif · May 22, 2017 · 0 comments · Education, Elections, Jeffco, K-12 Transparancy, Politics, Sherrie Peif
Rural Colorado hospital, schools and roads bill one step away from becoming law

Rural Colorado hospital, schools and roads bill one step away from becoming law

“Our constitution is pretty clear,” Rep. Tim Leonard (R-Jefferson) said. “We need to be a single-subject bill. I would suggest we are creating a dangerous precedent here that incorporates so many things to make so many people happy.”

By Sherrie Peif · May 9, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · debt, Durango, Education, Elections, Featured, Gold Dome, Health Care, Sherrie Peif, TABOR, Taxes, Top News, Transportation, Uncategorized
Time to break down barriers to hiring rural teachers

Time to break down barriers to hiring rural teachers

School leaders are perfectly capable of exercising sound judgement about whom they want leading their classrooms.

By Alexander Hutton · April 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Gold Dome
50-year Army vet  fired from Denver Public Schools; transgender student at center of controversy

50-year Army vet fired from Denver Public Schools; transgender student at center of controversy

“As far as I’m concerned, DPS has to substantiate the charge,” he said. “I do intend, if necessary, to file suit against Denver Public Schools and the young lady.” — John Russell, retired Army Lt. Colonel.

By Sherrie Peif · April 11, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Denver, Education, Featured, Sherrie Peif, Uncategorized
Free speech zones, emotional coddling a disservice to college students

Free speech zones, emotional coddling a disservice to college students

Their job is to develop students intellectually, not to emotionally coddle them.

By Cassie Morrow · April 6, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Free Speech, Higher Education, National
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 · Comments are Disabled · 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