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New studies shine light on efficacy of charter schools

New studies shine light on efficacy of charter schools

By these findings, charter schools are more equitably and adequately serving students from all backgrounds than traditional public schools.

By Connan Houser · November 13, 2017 · 0 comments · Education, National
Rethinking education

Rethinking education

Integrating students’ interests into their school day creates a more intellectually stimulating environment.

By Connan Houser · October 27, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Education
Rep. Patrick Neville right and his father Sen. Tim Neville pose with kids touring the State Capitol during the last session. Representative Neville is concerned about the kids in his district if a union-backed slate of candidates are elected to the school board.

Douglas County House Rep. Patrick Neville shares concerns with school board outcome

“Parents in our charter schools have serious worries. I don’t think we (would) ever see another charter school again. — House Rep. Patrick Neville, R-Douglas County.

By Sherrie Peif · October 25, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Elections, Exclusives, Featured, Sherrie Peif, Top News
Teachers Association kicks in another $300,000 to Douglas County campaign; $600,000 total

Teachers Association kicks in another $300,000 to Douglas County campaign; $600,000 total

In recent weeks, Douglas Schools for Douglas Kids have been mailing full color fliers spotlighting their candidates. They have now received $700,000 from pro-union groups.

By Sherrie Peif · October 20, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Douglas County, Education, Elections, Featured, K-12 Transparancy, Sherrie Peif, Top News
A mailer that has gone out has been paid for with National Union money

Douglas County “Dream Team” candidates get dream support via $300,000 from National Teachers Union

They have also gone so far to say that Douglas County would not see union spending like what Jefferson County Public Schools saw roll in during the 2015 election. Yet, that is what has happened. The only thing different from the Jeffco races is that, this time, the union contributions were disclosed just as ballots go in the mail.

By Sherrie Peif · October 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Douglas County, Education, Elections, Featured, K-12 Transparancy, Sherrie Peif, Top News
New Jeffco superintendent disrupts charter relationships in first 60 days on the job

New Jeffco superintendent disrupts charter relationships in first 60 days on the job

“As a charter parent I want to believe he cares about our students,” Kim Gilmartin said. “But I can’t because his actions speak louder than his words.”

By Sherrie Peif · October 5, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Featured, Jeffco, Sherrie Peif
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

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