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

On the second hour of the October 8 Amy Oliver Show, 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. [http://1310kfka.com/audio/amy100814hr2.mp3]

Amy Oliver Show: Breaking Down Jeffco Myths

On the second hour of the October 1 Amy Oliver Show, 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. [http://1310kfka.com/audio/amy100114hr2.mp3]

Amy Oliver Show: Scholarship Tax Credits Win in Courts

On the second hour of the September 10 Amy Oliver Show, the Cato Institute’s Jason Bedrick celebrates a New Hampshire court victory for scholarship tax credits, while observing the strategy of school choice opponents to continue with a series of lawsuits against Florida’s highly successful scholarship tax credit program. [http://1310kfka.com/audio/amy091014hr2.mp3]

Amy Oliver Show: Can Colorado Have Testing Flexibility and Accountability?

On the second hour of the August 27 Amy Oliver Show, Colorado State Board of Education chair Paul Lundeen talks about his goal to give schools and districts more flexibility in the standardized testing regime, while keeping academic results transparent and comparable and the system accountable to parents and taxpayers. [http://1310kfka.com/audio/amy082714hr2.mp3]

Amy Oliver Show: Liberty Common HS Breaks State ACT Record

On the second hour of the August 20 Amy Oliver Show, Liberty Common High School (LCHS) principal Bob Schaffer and senior Jesse Zuniga talk about what goes into their school this year shattering the state’s record score on the ACT test, with a 28.63 average. LCHS is a classical, liberal-arts public charter school based in […]

Amy Oliver Show: National Employee Freedom Week and Teacher Options

On the second hour of the August 13 Amy Oliver Show, Professional Association of Colorado Educators regional membership director Tim Farmer discussed the difficulty teachers in many school districts face in trying to exercise their right to end union membership. The second annual National Employee Freedom Week was celebrated August 10-16. [http://1310kfka.com/audio/amy081314hr2.mp3]

Amy Oliver Show: Blended Learning Grows Denver “Roots”

Jon Hanover talks about his his role as founder of the newly approved, innovative blended learning Denver charter school Roots Elementary—opening in fall 2015.

Amy Oliver Show: What Do Americans Think About Standardized Tests, School Choice?

What do Americans think about standardized testing, Common Core, vouchers, and charter schools? Paul DiPerna shares insights from the Friedman Foundation’s new K-12 education national survey.

Amy Oliver Show: Should We Let Courts Fix Tenure?

Prof. Joshua Dunn breaks down the fallout from a court ruling against teacher tenure in California, and handicaps a Colorado school funding lawsuit that could roll out soon.

Amy Oliver Show: Preparing Teachers Better

The National Council on Teacher Quality’s Arthur McKee highlights a new report that shows far too many teacher education programs are falling short.