Category: Students

Ashawnty Davis deserved to walk the same halls as me and live to achieve her own dreams

When I think back on my time as a student at Sunrise Elementary School, I think of musical performances, getting my first “A,” and meeting my best friend Haley, whose kids are my godchildren today. These are the kinds of things that 10-year-old Ashawnty Davis will never get the chance to look back on and remember. She’ll never realize her…

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…

When it comes to online courses, trust me. It’s nothing personal.

Online courses that claim to offer personalized learning experiences are ineffective unless you add a little common sense.   Students cannot meet course goals unless relationships are established between the student and the online instructor. Online courses should provide flexible interaction with the instructor. Another essential is purposeful and immediate feedback. It is vital for the student, to know how…