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  • Catching Up on Testing, Transparency, Accountability, Innovation… and More0

    • July 15, 2015

    If it seems like the middle of summer is a good time for me to catch up — well, that’s because it is. It took me a fairly long time to come down from my adrenaline rush that accompanied the high-stakes game of legislative testing chicken. Like any legislative compromise, the final version of House […]

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  • Tick, Tock: Accountability Clock Leading Some CO School Districts to Watershed0

    • April 9, 2015

    Tick, tock. Tick, tock. Not many clocks today actually make that noise anymore. But even with the digital timepieces we’re more accustomed to now (and are pretty much all little people like me have known), if you set the alarm you know that it’s bound to go off at some point. Whether it’s a soothing […]

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  • Exciting Stuff: Jeffco’s Jefferson Area Plan Moves Closer to a Vote0

    • February 26, 2015

    Some positive efforts for change are underway in the Jefferson Articulation Area, one of Jeffco’s most challenging regions. An important improvement plan faces a March 5 board vote. The plan is the culmination of a huge process that pulled together district officials, school leaders, community members, and parents. Education collaboration is a beautiful thing. Let’s hope it leads to better results for students!

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  • ADHD and Education: A New Take on Personalized Learning0

    • November 6, 2014

    As this year’s election silliness mercifully raged to a close earlier in the week (well, kind of), I teased you with the promise of a blog post on ADHD as it relates to customized education and personalized learning. I then proceeded to torture you with a discussion about yet another interpretation of this year’s education […]

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  • News From the Mothership: USDOE’s Response to CO Testing Questions0

    • October 10, 2014

    A month ago, I put on my policy explorer cap and attended a Colorado State Board of Education meeting. At that meeting, a panel of CDE employees presented a whole bunch of information on testing in Colorado. More specifically, they went into some depth on the various aspects of local control as they relate to […]

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  • Not a Walk in the PARCC: Testing and Local Control In Colorado0

    • September 10, 2014

    I wanted to open this post with a cute joke rhyming joke, but it turns out nothing rhymes with local control, Common Core, or assessments. Unfortunately for you, this means you get serious Eddie today. Maybe it’s for the best—issues surrounding testing, local control, and the Common Core are pretty serious these days. As the […]

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