Category: Parents

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…

Top 10 Reasons to Pay Attention to School Board Races in the State’s Largest Districts

This week Jimmy Kimmel took “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” to Brooklyn, New York to tape before a live audience at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House. He brought with him former late night king, David Letterman, whose famous “Top 10 List” still resonates with me in a way that Kimmel’s “Mean Tweets” and Fallon’s “Thank You Notes” don’t…

Colorado’s ESSA Plan—an Incomplete Pass

By Lisa Berdie As Colorado updates its accountability system to comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), we have the opportunity to rethink how it provides both accountability and transparency. Unfortunately, the ESSA State Plan falls short. David Griffith of the Fordham Institute wrote a recent blog post, Touchdown, Colorado! A school rating system that gets the basics right…