Category: School Quality

A much needed lesson for our Secretary of Education

There is rare consensus in America! Betsy DeVos’ 60 Minutes interview was a disaster. Peter Cunningham, known for his communications and messaging skills about education during Obama’s first term, has some advice for the—likely weary—Secretary of Education. So Betsy, please do better. Know more. Think about what you are saying. And not saying. And if none of that is doable,…

The false dichotomy between job training and education

Peter Huidekoper, Jr. is a long-time Denver educator, who publishes an always provocative newsletter called “Another View.” The newsletter is widely distributed among education thinkers in the Denver metro area. Huidekoper has a sharp mind and a deft touch with words. In a recent recent newsletter, he takes on an issue with national implications: The purpose of higher education, and…

Coffee Break: Check Out Nate Easley’s New Plan for Creating More Great Public Schools in Denver

Blue School Partners are doing great things in the Denver area. I recently had a chance to speak with their CEO, Nate Easley, about their mission and strategy, and the unique challenges they’re seeking to overcome to help grow more high-quality public schools in Denver. What did you find compelling about the opportunity to lead Blue School Partners? I’ve spent my…

The Denver Language School is Leading the Way Toward a More Diverse Community

With Denver Public Schools’ officially opening its SchoolChoice enrollment process, we’re excited to highlight school options that offer families a different approach to serving students’ unique needs. The following feature on the Denver Language School’s language immersion model was originally published by Jamison White on the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools blog. Diversity works. A plethora of cultures, languages,…