Category: Teachers

Coffee Break: Colorado Ed Reformer Mike Johnston on DeVos, DACA and His Future in the Democratic Party

By Katelyn Silva Mike Johnston was a Teach For America corps member in the Mississippi Delta, a principal for six years in Colorado, and served as a senior education advisor to President Obama. He just wrapped his tenure in the Colorado State Senate where he fought for pivotal education changes, including improved identification of students with learning disabilities, the provision of…

A Denver Teacher’s Call for ‘More Urgent Path Forward’ on Improving Schools

The Denver Board of Education last month voted to phase out or close three elementary schools for poor performance and declining enrollment. In the wake of that tough decision, Denver teacher Kathleen Anderson wrote this piece about the importance of strong school accountability. By Kathleen Anderson Students and families in Southwest Denver have been underserved for nearly 20 years. Kepner Middle…