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April 30, 2015
No one will miss ninth grade standardized testing
Let’s think what an incredible opportunity Colorado has to create a new, more equitable model, one that would regain broad public support, argues a Colorado mother.
April 28, 2015
A few common sense reasons not to opt out of tests
There are plenty of common sense reasons why parents shouldn't opt out their students from tests, argues a Greeley teacher.
April 20, 2015
It takes a village to raise a charter school
A charter school leader explains how her school came to be, largely based on partnerships.
April 6, 2015
Why should we keep our state exams? Because they shine a light on the path toward education equity
The CEO of the Colorado Children's Campaign and a former Denver mayor explain why they want to keep testing Colorado kids.
March 18, 2015
Here's how we can measure student growth outside of standardized testing
Tests that only measure the information students retain are too limited, four Colorado Teachers of the Year argue.
March 17, 2015
I'm a Colorado educator and I helped build the PARCC math exams
Days after Colorado became a PARCC state in 2012, I traveled with about 25 other Colorado educators to Chicago to the first convening of the PARCC Educator Leader Cadre.
March 10, 2015
What student protesters can learn from history
If students want to be taken seriously, it is critical that they come to the table with solutions, not just problems.
February 23, 2015
Commentary: Class rank is an antiquated practice that pits student against student
Schools need to realize that academic excellence and achievement is not something that can be measured by a ranking system.
February 16, 2015
Breaking down perceptions of others helps students learn
Our desire is for MindWorks to instill in students a growth mindset and to reenergize and feed the intellectual fire that we know all students possess. In doing so we seek to uncover each student’s potential and help him or her embark on the educational journey with renewed energy.
February 9, 2015
One parent's plea for accountability
Denver parent Arturo Garcia argues that rigorous annual testing of students is essential if the U.S. wishes to remain competitive on the global stage.
February 6, 2015
‘Ready to read’? Why schools should reject the label and focus on solving the problem
Harlem Link's Steven Evangelista: What can educators and policymakers do about the word gap that lower-income children face even before kindergarten?
January 21, 2015
Why creating opportunities for students of color to become teachers is important
Our potential future teachers look vastly different from the current teacher demographics in Colorado. Nearly 60 percent of our current and former students are Latino/a, 35 percent African American and 42 percent male.
September 30, 2014
To raise graduation rates, the de Blasio administration needs a comprehensive strategy
Former deputy chancellor Eric Nadelstern: So far, Chancellor Fariña's initiatives have not globally addressed the entire school system, and they have not made student performance their central ambition.
June 24, 2014
Pairing serious inquiry with play, my students find a balance education policy lacks
Describing her students' end-of-year presentation, a teacher makes the case for curricula that blend "piety" and "play."
June 16, 2014
School’s Out but Learning is Still In: Summer Resources for Families of Students with Learning Differences
As the final dismissal bells tolled to mark the official start of summer, thousands of students across the state headed home and won’t spend a moment more…
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