The following article appeared in the May 11, 2020 edition of Colorado Politics. Across Colorado, school district leaders are presently working to support quality remote learning as our students finish this school year. At the same time, school and district staff are also designing “restart” plans for this coming fall. This re-visioning of education will […]Read More Road to Recovery: How Lawmakers Can Ease the Crisis for Schools
Today, the Colorado legislature gaveled out for the final time this year. The 2019 legislative session brought several positives to Colorado’s schools, and we are grateful to all our legislators for the time and effort they put in considering educational policy issues. The landmark accomplishment of this session will no doubt be the funding of […]Read More Reflections on the 2019 Legislative Session
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