Author: Chyrise Harris

The search is on for the next superintendent in Douglas County and the people know who they want

The newly elected Douglas County School District (DCSC) Board of Education has wasted no time getting to work on behalf of its 68,000 public school students. In December board members answered a loud call from those who elected them by voting unanimously to end the Choice Scholarship voucher program that would have used public funds to support private schools. At…

Joe Kennedy’s State of the Union Response Wasn’t About Education, But it Could Have Been

When Rep. Joe Kennedy III gave the Democrats’ response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, he of course spoke to the same 320 million individuals that the President addressed. But from within the walls of Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School in Fall River, Massachusetts, Kennedy might as well have been speaking to anyone and everyone who…

Three questions to help you find the right school during National School Choice Week

We’re celebrating National School Choice Week in Colorado! There are more than 500 events across the state from Jan. 21-27 to help families learn about school options for the 2018-19 school year. Whether you’re looking for a traditional district-run school, public charter school, magnet school, online school or even homeschool, you get to choose the best learning environment for your…

I spent MLK Weekend differently than some, but it was special nonetheless

On the third Monday of the year our country comes together to pause and honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Thousands brave the winter elements to walk in marades, visit his monuments and reflect on “the dream.” Others commemorate the day by volunteering—challenging themselves to answer what King deemed life’s most persistent and urgent question:…