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Greeley charter school showing marked improvements using unique teaching model

Greeley charter school showing marked improvements using unique teaching model

“They get to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and Dia de los Muertos here. They get to experience these holidays with others outside our home that know what they are. And it’s made a good connection with my grandparents because as they’ve gotten older they speak more Spanish than they do English, and so it’s nice to see that.” — Salida del Sol parent Tara White.

By Sherrie Peif · September 6, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Featured, K-12 Transparancy, Sherrie Peif, Weld County
Police called on Douglas County activists; principals threatened

Police called on Douglas County activists; principals threatened

“We understand that our community is passionate about political causes and candidates. We also support the right to exercise free expression. It is incredibly unfortunate when activities of this nature disrupt important events like Parent Nights, Back-to-School Nights, or other school-sponsored activities.” — Will Trachman, DCSD Legal Counsel.

By Sherrie Peif · August 25, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Douglas County, Education, Elections, Featured, Politics, Sherrie Peif, Top News, Uncategorized

Douglas County teachers association gathering info on school district employees

“DCSD is liable for any visitor on school property,” Hans said. “Those who do not have a relationship with a school or its students must provide notice and secure the proper permission prior to coming on to school property.”

By Sherrie Peif · August 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Douglas County, Education, Sherrie Peif, Top News
Dougco school board candidate plaintiff in $1.4 million lawsuit against school district

Dougco school board candidate plaintiff in $1.4 million lawsuit against school district

This is Leung’s fourth attempt at a school board seat. He ran and lost in 2009. He applied for an appointment in 2013 and lost. He then filed to run for an open seat in 2013, but withdrew.

By Sherrie Peif · August 11, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Douglas County, Education, Featured, Sherrie Peif
Greeley charter school board member unhappy with timing and information given to parents on possible MLO

Greeley charter school board member unhappy with timing and information given to parents on possible MLO

“Leadership does not force an opinion nor does it omit facts from the other side to prop up your own stance. Leadership is leading by example, being open and honest, giving both pros and cons and allowing others to make the best possible decision.” — Trevor Garrett, University Schools Board of Governors member

By Sherrie Peif · August 11, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Sherrie Peif, Taxes, Weld County
Separating fact from fiction in Trump's education budget

Separating fact from fiction in Trump's education budget

Trump’s budget merely challenges and reassesses the ways in which the funding occurs, and how much is truly necessary.

By Micah J. Fleck · June 29, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Education, National
First Colorado FASTER training a success

First Colorado FASTER training a success

“I think about the 26-year-old teacher at Sandy Hook, when the only thing she had to put between the gunman and her kids was her body. I just want to give them the chance at life.” Sean Maloney, co-founder FASTER.

By Sherrie Peif · June 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Civil Liberties, Education, Sherrie Peif, Uncategorized, Weld County
New Jeffco Superintendent fringe benefits send salary near $400,000 per year

New Jeffco Superintendent fringe benefits send salary near $400,000 per year

“Does Dr. Glass understand that charter schools are bound by federal and state public school laws? Does he know that charter schools are not allowed to discriminate in their enrollment policies and that they adhere to the same testing standards as district-run schools? Does he realize that charter schools accept students with disabilities and/or special needs?” — Kim Gilmartin, Jeffco parent.

By Sherrie Peif · May 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Elections, Jeffco, K-12 Transparancy, Politics, Sherrie Peif
Rural Colorado hospital, schools and roads bill one step away from becoming law

Rural Colorado hospital, schools and roads bill one step away from becoming law

“Our constitution is pretty clear,” Rep. Tim Leonard (R-Jefferson) said. “We need to be a single-subject bill. I would suggest we are creating a dangerous precedent here that incorporates so many things to make so many people happy.”

By Sherrie Peif · May 9, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · debt, Durango, Education, Elections, Featured, Gold Dome, Health Care, Sherrie Peif, TABOR, Taxes, Top News, Transportation, Uncategorized
Time to break down barriers to hiring rural teachers

Time to break down barriers to hiring rural teachers

School leaders are perfectly capable of exercising sound judgement about whom they want leading their classrooms.

By Alexander Hutton · April 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Gold Dome