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Amy Oliver Show: Dougco Board Member Talks Testing Changes

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.

Amy Oliver Show: Covering the New Colorado School Grades

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.

Devil’s Advocate: The Power of K-12 Scholarships to Change Lives

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’ […]

Amy Oliver Show: Dougco Community Rallies Around School Choice

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.

Devil’s Advocate: Colorado Teachers Can Get a Refund

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.

Amy Oliver Show: Dougco Regains State’s Top Education Rating

Douglas County school board president Kevin Larsen celebrates the district’s return to the state’s highest accreditation rating and discusses some of what has gone into the strong performance.

Amy Oliver Show: Union Takes Another Crack at Tenure Lawsuit

Luke Ragland from Colorado Succeeds talks about the ongoing implementation of Senate Bill 191 and the Colorado Education Association’s decision to appeal a pro-tenure reform court ruling.

Amy Oliver Show: Mom Responds to Arne Duncan on Testing

Cheri Kiesecker, a Fort Collins mom, discusses U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s recent remarks and other developments related to Common Core and standardized testing.

Amy Oliver Show: What’s Really Behind Jeffco Controversy?

The dynamic Education Policy Center duo of Ross Izard and Ben DeGrow explain the political power struggle going on in the Jeffco school district, the possibility of recalls, and how some have chosen to bully one female board member.

Amy Oliver Show: Breaking Down Jeffco Myths

Jefferson County Students First executive director Sheila Atwell discusses the school board’s now performance pay plan, the goals to increase student achievement, and the true story behind the highly publicized teacher sickouts and student protests.