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  • School districts, including Denver, try new approaches in teaching English language learners. Wall Street Journal
  • Which 2012 candidates make the grade? AFT president Randi Weingarten fact-checks the Obama and Romney campaigns. MSNBC
  • Washington, D.C., using videos of great teachers to show others how it’s done. New York Times
  • New Dallas schools’ superintendent Mike Miles, formerly of Colorado, dances his way into the new school year. Dallas Morning News


  • Voices: Defending Dougco’s reform efforts – a Douglas County mom takes issue with recent criticisms of district leaders. EdNews Colorado
  • Parent blog: A Denver mom faced with choosing a school for her child for the first time asks, What’s important in a school? EdNews Colorado
  • Guest commentary: A shared vision in Douglas County schools by Gov. John Hickenlooper and Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia. Denver Post
  • Guest commentary: Blueprints for teacher evaluations by a teacher in Harrison School District 2 in the Colorado Springs area. Denver Post
  • Column: Lowering state test standards leads students to lower theirs. Virginian Pilot
  • Column: Starving the future – America’s lack of investment in education compared to China and India. New York Times

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