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  • Is Colorado Heading Toward National Tests?0

    • June 8, 2010

    While many are well aware of the active push for greater federal government control of health care, what about in the area of education? Colorado State Board of Education member Peggy Littleton explains her concerns with the Race to the Top requirement that Colorado and other states sign on to the Common Core Standards, leading the state down a path toward national curriculum and assessments.

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  • Bringing Balance to Grand Junction Classrooms0

    • May 25, 2010

    Grand Junction resident, attorney and citizen activist Rose Pugliese talks about her grassroots petitions to bring political neutrality and to restore balanced teaching of global warming theories to the classrooms in her local schools.

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  • Rocketship Education: Innovative Charter School Network Blasting Off to Success0

    • May 19, 2010

    Rocketship Education CEO John Danner talks about his charter school network’s unique hybrid learning model that has shown remarkable results in improving achievement among challenging, low-income students in San Jose, California – as well as possible lessons for reform and innovation nationwide. As Danner prepares to come to Denver on May 21 to speak about his innovative entrepeneurial success, the fast-growing Rocketship network has an eye on possibly coming to Colorado in the near future.

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  • CO Senate Bill 191: Looking Back and Looking Ahead0

    • May 13, 2010

    Colorado executive director of Stand for Children Lindsay Neil discusses the recently-passed SB 191 – the education tenure and evaluation reform bill – in light of the bill’s broad coalition of support, the intense and emotional debates in the legislative process and the national attention it has received. Neil also talks about Colorado’s chances in the much-ballyhooed Race to the Top federal grant competition and the next steps for ensuring the new law will be implemented to promote effective teaching and school leadership.

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  • What To Do about Politically Correct Universities?0

    • May 11, 2010

    Is there anything that reasonably can be done to change the overwhelming Left-leaning bias of faculties at American colleges? Lead editor of the new insightful volume The Politically Correct University, University of Arkansas Department of Education Reform professor Bob Maranto discusses the problem and possible solutions.

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  • The Cartel Director Gives Sneak Peek at Award-Winning Film0

    • April 23, 2010

    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.

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