School Nutrition Matters. Here’s How Our Schools Can Do Better.

The reason we still serve hot lunch in school cafeterias is because districts nationwide recognize that well-nourished kids are better equipped to learn. The science is simple. Glucose—also known as blood sugar—is the brain’s basic fuel. Consistent and balanced meals help students do all sorts of academic tasks, like concentrate, listen and keep behavior in check, according to registered dietitian…

Students Use Trust and Empathy to Extinguish Flames Sparked by Racially Charged Controversy

The op-ed below was originally published by The Denver Post as “After racially charged dispute, Manual and Weld Central Students heal division together.” We are both encouraged and inspired by the words of Manual High School senior, Ani Vasquez, and admire the students at Manual High School and Weld Central High School for leading their school communities toward understanding and…

Not one Colorado district made the state department of education’s naughtiest list this year

We’ve got the list and you can check it twice to see which Colorado districts have been naughty or nice. With the school choice season approaching about as fast as the holiday season, families across Colorado are starting to learn about the best districts and schools to enroll their kids next year. This week the Colorado Department of Education released…

In Douglas County, it’s not about vouchers. It’s about vision.

How does this benefit me? How does this benefit my family? How does this affect my neighbors?    These are all seemingly common and innocuous questions that all voters think about when entering the polls. One might even suggest that the questions are simple—simple until you consider answering those questions from a short- or long-term perspective. Douglas County has historically…

Don’t let the hateful tactics of the Denver school board race make you forget that #DenverIsGood

It’s been almost a year since Denver’s fearless leader Mayor Hancock implored all of us to uphold the values of inclusivity and openness that make our city one of the most welcoming in the country. With the president having just signed an executive order promising to defund sanctuary cities, the level of fear and anxiety rising in the Mile High…