On Thursday, December 6, a panel event co-sponsored by the Independence Institute packed a State Capitol committee room with 85 people to advance the discussion about how Colorado can embrace and implement backpack funding in future K-12 policy changes.
Addressing an audience of educators, policymakers, and other citizens, four panelists shared some “outside-the-box” ideas on [...]
On Thursday, August 2, the Independence Institute Freedom Embassy hosted its second Brown Bag Lunch event with a compelling personal story highlighting the need to improve literacy in Colorado and nationwide. Addressing an audience of more than 50 Colorado educators, officials and other interested citizens, John Corcoran, president and CEO of the John Corcoran Foundation, [...]
On Thursday, April 12, the Independence Institute Freedom Embassy hosted its first-ever Brown Bag Lunch event with a presentation on the research that informs educator effectiveness policies. Manhattan Institute senior fellow and University of Colorado at Colorado Springs professor Dr. Marcus A. Winters shared the findings from his new book Teachers Matter with an audience [...]
On Thursday, January 26, Liberty on the Rocks and the Independence Institute celebrated National School Choice Week by co-hosting a special event at the Independence Institute’s new Freedom Embassy in Denver. Attendees watched selected portions of the 2011 movie Kids Aren’t Cars.
Afterward, the Education Policy Center’s Pam Benigno and Ben DeGrow shared some insights [...]
During the month of September the Education Policy Center hosted a series of four briefings on key Colorado education topics and local reform opportunities, specially designed for school board candidates. Center director Pam Benigno and senior policy analyst Ben DeGrow gave two presentations at the Independence Institute offices and one each in Colorado Springs and [...]
Please join us for a showing of
Waiting for Superman
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
6:30 PM Doors Open
7:00 PM Movie begins
Popcorn, Candy and Soft Drinks will be served.
Please RSVP to Mary at 303-279-6536 X102 or Mary@i2i.org
On July 13, 2011, Parents for Choice in Education board chair and Digital Learning Council member Robyn Bagley shared with Colorado online educators, school leaders, experts and officials about Utah’s groundbreaking, paradigm-shifting Senate Bill 65. With the passage of this 2011 law, her state became the first to turn the recommendations of the Digital Learning Council into a comprehensive state policy.
On January 11, 2011, more than 30 of Colorado’s online educators, school leaders, experts and officials gathered at the Independence Institute for an important meeting focused on online and blended learning. Those in attendance were able to learn about national trends and the recommendations of the Digital Learning Council, to discuss obstacles to promoting innovation [...]
On Tuesday, August 3, nearly 40 state legislative candidates and other guests attended a briefing hosted by the Independence Institute. During the morning session, policy analyst Ben DeGrow gave a presentation on K-12 school finance policies, potentially cost-saving reforms and other considerations.
Director and executive producer Bob Bowdon gives a sneak peek behind his award-winning new education documentary The Cartel, which focuses on New Jersey to offer a fresh inside look at the K-12 public school system and the need for significant reform. The Cartel is on its way to Denver’s Chez Artiste Theatre for the week of April 30-May 6, including a special screening event (May 4, 7 PM) co-hosted by the Independence Institute.