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  • ‘Tis the Season for Wild and Woolly School Board Election Stories0

    • October 20, 2015

    There’s no season like school board election season. At least not in Colorado. Believe it or not, these are real stories. As my dad is fond of saying, “You can’t make this up.” Let’s start in Jeffco, where the Denver Post shattered to pieces the whole justification for a politically motivated recall election. A video […]

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  • Granddaddy of KIPP Studies Shows More Success for Growing Charter Network0

    • September 18, 2015

    I can confess to you that something has made Eddie a little sad lately. That’s just the amount of crazy charter-bashing going on these days. Some of this craziness gets imported locally by reform opponents who twist themselves in knots to dance around their rage at the Jeffco and Thompson boards of education providing fair, […]

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  • Binding Thread? Four-Day School Week Research & Denver’s Roots Elementary0

    • September 15, 2015

    Sometimes a little edublogger sees two small interesting stories to cover, and leaves it to insightful readers like you to figure out the connection. Today is one of those somewhat interesting occasions. Let’s start over at Education Week, where a recent post by Liana Heitin caught my attention. A newly published study of 15 rural […]

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  • Of Successful Turnarounds, Heavy Hands, and Union Bargaining Power0

    • September 9, 2015

    It’s much better to have a light touch, rather than a heavy hand, from the state to exert efforts to improve schools. Colorado has its share of schools and districts in need of turnaround, with some serious options on the table (but delayed one year by a 2015 state law). Whenever possible, I always like […]

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  • Eddie’s Crazy Idea: More Colo. Districts Should Pursue Student-Based Budgeting0

    • August 20, 2015

    Hey, I’ve got a crazy idea! Why not have school districts base their budgeting on students like me (or any student, for that matter)? It just makes sense to do it that way, right? Especially since the whole K-12 education enterprise is supposed to be about the kids. It’s not that simple, however, and it’s […]

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  • A Rocketship Visit to Jeffco: More Than Just Eddie’s Big Dream?0

    • August 13, 2015

    There’s a lot of attention on the school board politics in Jeffco these days. Dealing with it sometimes is a necessity. But to me it’s a shame, given the pockets of great need for students in the Jefferson and neighboring Alameda articulation areas, just west of Denver. Last November I first highlighted the significant positive […]

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