The Education Reform We Have Versus the Education Reform We Need

Note: A version of this posting appeared in Colorado Politics on January 22, 2019. For over three decades, the debate over education policy in our state and nation has been primarily waged on three fronts: accountability, school choice, and funding. Colorado created an elaborate accountability system of tests and ranking systems in step with federal […]

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Some Thoughts on Testing

This month, students in our community, across our state, and across the nation will begin the annual rite of passage that is taking standardized assessments. As a public institution, our district is required to administer these assessments under both state and federal law. It can be rightly argued that the nation’s system of standardized assessments […]

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Launching Jeffco University

One of the early goals we have for Jeffco Public Schools is working to engage our community with the things happening in our schools, building up that important reciprocal relationship. Toward that end, we’ve started taking applications for Jeffco University, a citizens’ academy to engage with our schools and learn more about how they work. […]

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