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Weekend Reads: Where have all the teachers gone?

  • Why doesn’t anybody want to be a teacher anymore? (NPR)
  • Standardized tests aren’t great, but the fix is more data, not less. (Wired)
  • Study shows how education advocacy groups influence lawmaking in 3 Republican states. (Education Week)
  • One of America’s top testing tutors says no one should take the SAT in 2016. (Yahoo Finance)
  • A parent: Public school will teach my child things a private school couldn’t. (Salon)
  • On digital textbooks: “Technology should be a means, not an end. In this country, it’s becoming an end.” (The Atlantic)
  • Just what should be taught in sex education courses isn’t clear in a diverse and sometimes divided society. (The Atlantic)
  • An epic senior prank puts a bucket in the principal’s hands and leaves him in a puddle of tears. (Wichita Eagle)
  • One Chicago school is trying to remove barriers to college by making sure that all of its students fill out the FAFSA. (KUNC)
  • Researchers examine the affect of having an incarcerated parent on children. (Education Week)
  • A few takes on how to make sure students are getting high-quality educations. (New York Times)
  • Schools on military bases hope Common Core(ish) standards will help ease transitions for a very mobile group of students. (Hechinger Report)
  • Oklahoma was concerned the Advanced Placement U.S. History curriculum focuses too much on “what’s bad about America.” The New Yorker has a proposed replacement curriculum. (New Yorker)
  • The Peace Corps and Michelle Obama are partnering on an initiative to encourage education for girls around the world. (NPR)
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Metrics for evaluating the superintendent say he should identify at least two “enduring systems of oppression” within the district to be dismantled.
“No solo queremos que nuestro maestro regrese, también queremos más maestros que se vean como él.”
La ley les da a las comunidades locales como Adams 14 bastantes opciones para resistir al estado, que ha mandado una reorganización del distrito.
We spoke with 4 students at Denver’s North High about losing teacher Tim Hernández and why teacher diversity matters.
¿Tendrán menos valor los diplomas de Adams 14? ¿Van a cerrar las escuelas? Tenemos respuestas a las preguntas más importantes.
Universal preschool, more money for K-12 schools, and inroads on college access were some of the achievements of the 2022 Colorado General Assembly.