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 […]Read More The Education Reform We Have Versus the Education Reform We Need
The results of the 2018 election have finally been certified and they mean improved opportunities for students, better pay for our educators and staff, and improved buildings in Jeffco. During this election cycle, I talked extensively with people in our community about their choices on the ballot. With ballot questions 5A and 5B as local […]Read More Thank You, Jeffco Voters!
As we round the corner and enter the home stretch for the 2017-18 school year, budget conversations are on the minds of many. Of course, you know we had to cancel school for students on April 26 because of staff absences related to K-12 funding issues – many of our teachers and staff members rallied […]Read More Future Funding Options for Jeffco
Over the past several months, school superintendents across Colorado have been working in partnership with school boards and community groups to call attention to the dire public school funding issues that plague our state. We strongly believe that our students, our communities, and our educators should receive the supports and compensation they deserve. Since April […]Read More Superintendent Statement On Planned Teacher Actions
In a recently published article in Education Week, Marc Tucker (CEO of the National Center on Education & the Economy) wrote, “Little wonder the teachers are striking. The only question is why it took them so long.” Here in Jeffco, and across Colorado (and the nation), educators and other staff members working in schools are […]Read More Why Teachers are Walking Out