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Must-reads for February 21, 2012

Must-reads for February 21, 2012

If you haven’t RSVPd for the metro Denver chapter of Parents Across America’s kickoff, tonight at 6:30 at Kepner Middle School, here are the details. And today’s must-read articles: How healthy is our democracy, and how are our schools helping or...
Must-reads for February 20, 2012

Must-reads for February 20, 2012

Happy Presidents’ Day! Why should childless families, or anyone with no kids in school, care about public education?  This article gives us some insight. The Brookings Institute has just released a study on the real factors that can improve student achievement...
Must-reads for February 17, 2012

Must-reads for February 17, 2012

Diane Ravitch writes a great discussion about the schools our kids need, using Finland as a template.  First in a series. Here’s a short but thought-provoking piece about cultural competency that offers some great food for thought about the mindset of kids. Is...
Must-reads for February 16, 2012

Must-reads for February 16, 2012

A great guest commentary in yesterday’s Denver Post about the importance of opting out kids from the CSAP/TCAP. This is an important piece about Colorado’s college remediation rates and how well (or not) DPS is preparing kids for college.  Hint: it’s...