Veteran educators and Sacred Elephants co-authors Karen Harvey and Donna Nicholson share their diagnosis of what’s ailing our schools and offer solutions to get us back on the right path.
Windsor Charter Academy principal Rebecca Teeples talks about what brings families to her K-8 Core Knowledge school, and shares the news that a high school campus will be opening this fall.
On January 26, 2015, a diverse group of students, parents, teachers, and school leaders gathered at the Colorado State Capitol in Denver to kick off National School Choice Week. Featured speakers – including a K-12 scholarship recipient, former school board member, high school teacher, and Democratic and Republican state legislators – highlighted the power of […]
Chalkbeat Colorado statehouse reporter Todd Engdahl lays out the big K-12 education debates at the Capitol — from standardized testing to school finance and student data privacy.
Douglas County Board of Education director Craig Richardson discusses his vision for local innovation, and shares some insights regarding the testing debate unfolding at the State Capitol.
In this 1-minute Independence Institute Freedom Minute video production, education policy analyst Ross Izard highlights the major emerging K-12 issues for the new legislative session:
Kristina Saccone of Colorado Succeeds talks about highlights from the new release of Colorado School Grades, which gives parents an easy-to-understand A-through-F rating of Colorado public school performance.
Tune in to Devil’s Advocate with host Jon Caldara as he and Independence Institute Education Policy Center director Pam Benigno speak with Jamilla Dennis, a college student at Howard University whose life was forever changed by a scholarship from the Colorado-based Challenge Foundation. Jamilla offers a first-hand account of the powerful effect K-12 tuition scholarships can have on students’ […]
Great Choice Douglas County president Charcie Russell and local retired teacher Debbie Cohen talk about why they support the Douglas County School District’s Choice Scholarship Program.
Ben DeGrow sits down with host Jon Caldara to discuss how Colorado teachers can get some of their union dues back via a simple refund. Teachers must submit their form by December 15.