Flooding  State  Capitol,  West  Virginia  Educators  Save  Public  Education  From  Privatization  Scheme

Flooding State Capitol, West Virginia Educators Save Public Education From Privatization Scheme

March 20, 2019

This post has been updated. West Virginia teachers celebrated Tuesday afternoon when they learned the strike they had staged had helped force the state House of Delegates to vote down an education reform bill that would have pulled funding away from public schools, redirecting it to private and charter schools and harming students across the…

The  Area:  After  obvious  snub,  has  Jared  Polis  restored  this  group’s  trust?

The Area: After obvious snub, has Jared Polis restored this group’s trust?

March 19, 2019

It has been 205 days since then-Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis declined to debate his Republican opponent, Walker Stapleton, in front a crowd of Western Slope movers and shakers. While Polis’ apparent snub of Club 20 meant little to the general public, his calendar conflict sent shock waves through the state’s political class and reinforced…

John  Hickenlooper’s  Genuine  Green  Offer

John Hickenlooper’s Genuine Green Offer

March 19, 2019

In announcing his candidacy for president this week, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper emphasized “getting things done” by citing Colorado’s jump from 40th in job growth to the top 10, its provision of health care to 95 percent of its citizens, and making progress on gun control during his two terms. But when it comes…

Instructor  Strikes  Spread  to  West  Virginia,  Oakland

Instructor Strikes Spread to West Virginia, Oakland

March 19, 2019

Getty Images BY: Bill McMorris Follow @FBillMcMorris February 21, 2019 5:00 am Teachers unions are increasingly using strikes as a bargaining tactic in the wake of the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling that allows public sector dissidents to opt out of paying union dues. West Virginia is in the midst of a statewide teacher walk-out to…

Senate  Expense  Proposes  Smaller Sized  Class  Sizes  for  High-Poverty  School  Districts

Senate Expense Proposes Smaller Sized Class Sizes for High-Poverty School Districts

March 19, 2019

Following a year of teacher strikes where educators in West Virginia, Los Angeles, Denver and beyond called for wage increases and reduced class sizes, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) has introduced a new bill to incentivize smaller class sizes in kindergarten and first, second and third grades. The legislation, which would allocate $2 billion for competitive…

West  Virginia  Educators  Flood  State  Capitol  to  Conserve  Public  Education  From  Privatization  Plan

West Virginia Educators Flood State Capitol to Conserve Public Education From Privatization Plan

March 19, 2019

This post has been updated. West Virginia teachers celebrated Tuesday afternoon when they learned the strike they had staged had helped force the state House of Delegates to vote down an education reform bill that would have pulled funding away from public schools, redirecting it to private and charter schools and harming students across the…

Borsuk:  Politics  aside,  finding (and  keeping)  excellent  teachers  is  at  the  heart  of  what  schools  require

Borsuk: Politics aside, finding (and keeping) excellent teachers is at the heart of what schools require

March 19, 2019

Alan J. Borsuk, Special to the Journal Sentinel Published 1:46 p.m. CT March 1, 2019 | Updated 2:01 p.m. CT March 1, 2019 Buy PhotoTony Evers talks with Boys & Girls Club assistant teacher, Lisa Simmons, as he visited the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County in Madison the morning after he was elected…

Lady  Saved  By  Colorado  Safe  Haven  Wants  To  Thank  Mom  Who  Chose  Life  For  Her

Lady Saved By Colorado Safe Haven Wants To Thank Mom Who Chose Life For Her

March 19, 2019

Halle Burke is a freshman in a suburban high school in Denver, Colorado. She has big brown eyes and long dark hair, with a sweet personality. She reminds me a lot of my niece. Unlike many teenagers, she doesn’t sprinkle sentences with the word “like.” She takes time to answer questions, and she speaks with…

Oakland  teachers  union  forces  charter  school  moratorium  as  strike  ends

Oakland teachers union forces charter school moratorium as strike ends

March 19, 2019

Oakland teachers, on strike for a week, ended their walkout when they reached an agreement with the school board that will increase their pay 11%, reduce class sizes, and enforce a moratorium on approving new charter schools. The Bay area is the most expensive place to live in the nation, so the 11% raise was…

Hickenlooper  Knocks  Colo.  Senator  Bennet  on  Absence  of  Executive  Experience

Hickenlooper Knocks Colo. Senator Bennet on Absence of Executive Experience

March 19, 2019

Sen. Michael Bennet / Getty Images BY: Todd Shepherd Follow @shepherdreports March 13, 2019 3:58 pm Former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper knocked Senator Michael Bennet’s presidential hopes, saying his fellow Coloradan’s tenure in government is lacking in executive experience. The swipe is noticeable for the fact that Hickenlooper was something of a sponsor to Bennet’s…