We’re grateful for teachers who keep it real

Editor’s Note: As one of several blogs within the Education Post network, CO School Talk is the place for teachers across Colorado to be bold and unapologetic about the things affecting their ability to teach and their students’ ability to learn. We’ve love it when educators like Kathleen Campbell, Brandi Chin, Alex Magaña, Michelle Pearson, Marsia Ronyak, Sarah Reed, and MaryAnn Stratton…

These seniors are defying expectations from every corner of the city

Standing on stage in front of more than 4,000 people at the Denver Coliseum, sophomore Kanara Bramlett-Pittman made a declaration that no teacher, principal or visionary ed reformer could have spoken with more passion or truth. “I believe that the zip code in which a child grows up should not determine their access to a good education.” Talk about a…

Teachers and students don’t need out-of-school suspensions

Students of color and students with disabilities continue to be suspended at significantly higher rates than their peers. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights recently reported the astonishing data, confirming similar findings from the U.S. Government Accountability Office this past March. Sadly, Colorado is no exception, particularly as it relates to its youngest learners. And that’s precisely why…

Despite judge’s decision on DACA, uncertainty still looms for dreamers. KIPP Colorado wants that to change.

By this time next year Blanca hopes to be planning for college graduation and applying for a number of jobs that will allow her to put her communications degree to good use. She’ll be a graduate from Colorado State University, an alumna of KIPP Colorado Schools and an exemplar of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program…hopefully. Around the…