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Are Longer School Days Coming?
posted by: Megan | November 01, 2010, 04:27 pm   

During Education Nation on NBC last month, President Obama recommended lengthening the school day and year as a potential solution to our children falling behind. The suggestion inspired praise from some reformers and critique from others, citing more expenses and stringent union contracts. Are longer days and shorter summers the wave of the future for students and teachers?


Teachers Shouldn’t Be Threatened by Reform
posted by: Megan | October 19, 2010, 01:09 pm   

Both sides of the education dialogue can agree about one thing when it comes to improving education – having an effective teacher is essential in student learning. This idea is neither liberal nor conservative, rather a simple truth that divides stake holders in its implementation, and shouldn't make American teachers defensive.

Addressing the Bullying Epidemic in Schools
posted by: Alix | October 18, 2010, 03:44 pm   
In the wake of two recent suicides in connection to bullying, school systems across the country are reevaluating their policies relating to school discipline and harassment. Students can be overloaded with academic studies and family pressures; no adolescent needs incessant taunting and harassment by the school bully.
PACE does not have to "wait' to see Superman
posted by: Megan | October 13, 2010, 11:44 am   

Yesterday, PACE staffers attended a private screening of “Waiting for Superman.” The Davis Guggenheim education documentary was shown privately at theaters across Denver and the Front Range.  The movie has spurred national debate on how to improve public schools, an issue now at the forefront among Colorado and national policymakers.  To read about the "Super" screening last night, check out the EdNews Colorado article, Super crowd sees Superman.

Waiting for Superman premiere
posted by: Megan | October 08, 2010, 11:05 am   

Are you a PACE member interested in attending the premiere of Waiting for Superman on October 12?  If so, please contact us at to get a free ticket.  The show is in Highlands Ranch and complimentary tickets are limited.

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