Education Secretary Duncan learning lessons from DPS programs

The Denver Post – Yesenia Robles “Denver Public Schools is a source of inspiration for the federal government. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan finished a two-day trip to Denver on Thursday and said his frequent, just about annual, visits are not a...

Denver teacher’s lesson plan goes viral, launches movement

The Denver Post – Anna Gauldin “A Denver teacher’s lesson plan has gone viral after it revealed the inner workings of her students’ minds. Kyle Schwartz, 28, is a third-grade teacher at Denver’s Doull Elementary School, where more than 90...

Real-World Math: A Bit Of Trig And Hay For The Horses

NPR – Jenny Brundin “The Soroco High agriculture shop is massive — a warehouse full of old motorcycles, tractors, various machines, even a greenhouse. On the concrete floor is the start of the feeder: an octagon of blue tape, laid down with the utmost...

School districts looking to support popular dual-language programs

The Denver Post – Yesenia Robles “Successful dual-language schools in Colorado often start as grassroots efforts, operating on their own paths, working with consultants to get advice on running the programs. But as the number and popularity of the...

Healthy Kids survey becomes parental rights battleground

The Denver Post – Eric Gorski and Electa Draper “When students in southern Colorado’s Center School District fill out voluntary, anonymous surveys about their health and behavior, the answers do not get dumped into a report no one reads. The district...

Colorado considering lowering the bar for high school graduation

The Denver Post – Eric Gorski “Nearly two years ago, the state Board of Education approved the first-ever common set of expectations all Colorado students must meet to earn a high school diploma, starting with the class of 2021. The idea is to move beyond...