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As a state chapter of the Association of American Educators (AAE), the Professional Association of Colorado Educators (PACE) is a statewide non-union, professional educators' organization, advancing the profession by offering a modern approach to teacher representation and educational advocacy, as well as promoting professionalism, collaboration and excellence without a partisan agenda.

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Excellent Panel at #NCSC17; Union Attendees Might Need A Hug

posted by Melissa | June 21, 2017, 01:45 pm

by Rena Youngblood

Last week the nation’s charter school community convened in Washington, D.C. to celebrate, deliberate, and critically review all things charter. This is a favorite conference for me as I near my tenth year of work in the charter schools movement. My dad used to say it was nice to go home where he didn’t have to spell or pronounce our last name because everyone knew it. At this conference everyone knows charter schools serve all populations of students, they don’t pick and choose who will attend, and although a small number of non-profit charter schools may contract with a for-profit management company, most do not. We all know this and so we get to discuss other matters regarding charter schools.

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Weekly News Round-Up for June 16th

posted by Melissa | June 16, 2017, 10:06 am

We’re bringing to our members the education news that got our attention again this week. While there are a lot of stories about schools and teachers each week, these are the ones that we think you need to know about. This week, we have apprenticeships, the Broad Prize, testing and pension changes, and Dr. Dre.

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Why Rigorous Literacy Instruction is Essential for Lifelong Learning

posted by Melissa | June 15, 2017, 12:12 pm

By Eileen Murphy Buckley

This post was originally published on Getting Smart on June 4, 2017.

For my entire career as a teacher, I tried to instill a love of lifelong learning in my students. I wanted them to enjoy all the benefits and pleasures of an intellectual life long after they had left school. I considered it an essential goal of my work, not just an ideal. Today, the term “lifelong learning” has taken on an entirely new meaning to me–now it’s clear that it is an absolute imperative for economic success.

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