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Learn to Read, Read to Learn
posted by: Tim | August 30, 2011, 03:10 pm   

I had a terrific opportunity to attend the Learn to Read, Read to Learn conference in Denver this morning. As a former 7th grade remedial reading teacher, I loved what I was hearing. While (I believe) the event was hosted by Colorado Succeeds and Stand for Children, participants and speakers included members of government, the business community, non-profits, parents, educators, foundations and every other stakeholder. And all of them were coming together to help Colorado’s students improve their future through literacy.

Public is beginning to see that teachers and teacher unions are not the same thing
posted by: Tim | August 17, 2011, 04:13 pm   

A major reason why I began working for the “professional educator association” movement was because, as a classroom teacher, I was frustrated by the fact that the public often perceives teachers as a narrow-minded group of professionals that all hold the same, union-influenced opinion when it comes to education policy. PACE and AAE know better, and that is one reason this organization is so valuable. AAE/PACE are proving that teachers are, in fact, a diverse group of professionals that have a wide variety of intelligent opinions about what the future of education should look like.

Students only get "One Chance" at a great education
posted by: Tim | August 09, 2011, 02:27 pm   

I blogged last week about a few of the stories that have been grabbing the attention of the national news media, and it is safe to say that Colorado is one of the states leading the way to reform public education. To underscore the progress that has been made, as well as identify the long way we still have to go, a campaign has recently been launched called One Chance Colorado to focus on education reform issues in print, billboard, and even television advertisements.

Colorado Making Lots of News for Education
posted by: Tim | August 05, 2011, 06:18 pm   

As a person who follows the news regularly, I couldn’t help but notice how many education stories about Colorado were popping up this week both locally and nationally. This tells me that now is an important time for our state, and more particularly our teachers, to be informed and engaged with what is happening. Keep reading for a brief overview of the stories I have been following regarding funding Colorado's education system, the vouchers in Douglas County, and the progress being made in Denver Public Schools.

Secretary Duncan Says Education Is Hurt by Politics
posted by: Alix | July 26, 2011, 10:42 am   

With our nation's schools slated to begin in the weeks to come, education has been a hot topic among policymakers at that state and local level. This week, at an ongoing education summit hosted by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan delivered some harsh remarks about not only the state of the Iowa school systems, but the overarching problems he believes our entire country's schools are facing.
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