Post Tagged with: "Colorado Education Association"

Steamboat Springs School District member Margaret Huron - Credit: Sherrie Peif

Negotiator’s mom changes tune, votes for raises despite deficit spending

Margaret Huron, the mother of one of the Collective Bargaining Team’s (CBT) negotiators representing the Steamboat Springs Education Association, was the deciding vote after much controversy surrounding her recusing herself from the same vote just a week earlier.

By Sherrie Peif · June 6, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Steamboat Springs
Lewis-Palmer board president discusses upheaval in district

Lewis-Palmer board president discusses upheaval in district

Despite the fact that Lewis-Palmer District 38’s community appears to be quiet, things are anything but.

By Sherrie Peif · April 21, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Elections, Politics, Uncategorized
Portion of a flyer mailed to Steamboat School District residents that was paid for with union money. The two women who were evetually elected were supported with more than $40,000 of union funds. Previous Steamboat elections have not exceeded $2,000.

Campaign filings show heavy union involvement in more school districts

Both women amended their filings within two minutes of each other the day after they were due to say the money came from the Public Education Committee instead of CEA President Kerrie Dallman.

By Sherrie Peif · February 4, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Steamboat Springs
File photo: Sherrie Peif

National Education Association gave $150,000 to Jeffco United recall effort

“We’ve known since 2014 the national union was involved,” Atwell said. “It’s unfortunate that the Jeffco voters were unaware of it until now.”

By Sherrie Peif · December 23, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Elections, Featured, Jeffco, K-12 Transparancy, Sherrie Peif, Top News
Conservatives bruised, but not beaten in Colorado education

Conservatives bruised, but not beaten in Colorado education

This election has proven that while powerful interests can win elections, they cannot kill ideas.

By Ross Izard · November 5, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Elections, Jeffco, Ross Izard
File photo: Todd Shepherd

Union funding reaching new heights in Steamboat

The Colorado Education Association (CEA) donated $3,500 to two Steamboat Springs Board of Education candidates they hope will flip the reform tide in Steamboat Springs.

By Sherrie Peif · October 16, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Elections, K-12 Transparancy, Sherrie Peif, Steamboat Springs
Jeffco negotiators cook up better teachers union contract

Jeffco negotiators cook up better teachers union contract

Many have worried that heated JeffCo union negotiations would boil over and burn down the proverbial house. Instead, district and union “chefs” worked together to cook up a much leaner and more appetizing dish.

By Ben DeGrow · August 27, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Ben DeGrow, Education, Jeffco
JeffCo Superintendent Dan McMinimee - Photo Credit: Todd Shepherd

Jeffco superintendent — state’s largest school boss — making less than 10 of his cohorts, $15,000 more than predecessor

The rhetoric that has been the Jefferson County Education Association (JCEA)’s main talking point since McMinimee was hired more than a year ago has been repeated so many times that no one questions it anymore.

By Sherrie Peif · July 8, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Elections, Featured, Jeffco, K-12 Transparancy, PERA, Sherrie Peif, Top News
Jeffco board president agrees charter school funding not equitable, less than district-operated schools

Jeffco board president agrees charter school funding not equitable, less than district-operated schools

“I believe every Jeffco student should have equality in both funding and opportunities,” Newkirk said. “And it is never acceptable to treat groups of people disparately.”

By Sherrie Peif · May 29, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Featured, K-12 Transparancy, PERA, Sherrie Peif, Top News
A screen shot from the Facebook page of Thompson Parents and Community announcing an event hosted by Thompson School District Board Member Denise Montagu.

Thompson school board member hosts event that may be in violation of Colorado’s open meetings law

“The open meetings law requires that when three or more members meet and public business is discussed, the meeting must be open to the public at all times,” said Brad Miller, the attorney for the Thompson school board.

By Sherrie Peif · May 23, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Ben DeGrow, Education, Featured, K-12 Transparancy, PERA, Sherrie Peif, Thompson, Top News