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Monday, July 14, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Education’

5 Myths About Our Schools

5 Myths About Our Schools

  5 Myths About Our Schools That Fall Apart When You Look Closer Conversations about the U.S. education system often revolve around misconceptions. Here's some clarity. Click on the Schoolhouse to see the video   Charter Schools are not necessarily the answer either. Read link below. Record year for Ohio charter school failures is unnerving proponents   and Maybe It's Time to Find a New Word for "Reform

Learn at the Library

Learn at the Library

The Berthoud Community Library Now Offers User-Friendly E-Resources Online   BERTHOUD—December 12, 2013. Ever dreamed of driving a Porsche on the autobahn at 120 mph but never mastered how to sprechen sie Deutsch? Or to sip a chilled Chablis in a café along the Seine, but don’t parlez-vous Francais? Not to worry! If you don’t speak either German or French (or Latin American Spanish, Italian, Japanese or even Pirate), just visit www.berthoudcommunitylibrary.org and begin ... Full Story

Sequester-Pain for the neediest of our society

Sequester-Pain for the neediest of our society

    The Sequester and the Tea Party Plot By Robert Reich   Imagine a plot to undermine the government of the United States, to destroy much of its capacity to do the public's business, and to sow distrust among the population. Imagine further that the plotters infiltrate Congress and state governments, reshape their districts to give them disproportionate influence in Washington, and use the media to spread big lies about the government. Finally, imagine they not ... Full Story

Big Money, Big Game

Big Money, Big Game

Did you know that the $260 billion spent on Super Bowl TV advertising is twice what the federal government spends yearly on education? Or that 5.1 million people purchased new televisions just for the big game? This year’s Super Bowl economic impact is already being felt and will reverberate long after the clock reaches zero. Check out a few fun facts: $3.8M: Average cost for a TV ad vs. $40,000 for the first Super Bowl in 1967 See how much the most famous ads of all-time ... Full Story

Myths about public schools

Myths about public schools

        5 Biggest Lies About America's Public Schools -- Debunked Here's the truth behind 5 of the most destructive myths about public education. By Kristin Rawls October 1, 2012  | Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com Just weeks into the 2012-2013 school year education issues are already playing a starring role in the national conversation about America’s future. Because it’s an election year, the presidential candidates have been busy ... Full Story

Romney, view of world and education

Romney, view of world and education

      Romney's World View By Michael Brenner Mitt Romney's provocative remarks in Jerusalem this week on Palestine and Iran have focused attention on how he thinks about American foreign policy generally. Beyond the immediate controversy, there is fresh reason to puzzle as to who exactly the Republican presidential nominee is and who are the people he relies on for advice. For his reputation in the United States as a reserved, scripted candidate who strives to ... Full Story

Contraception, Prosperity, and Quality of Life

Contraception, Prosperity, and Quality of Life

      By Riane Eisler and Catherine Bohnsack Some politicians are still calling contraception a social evil. This is an astonishing claim in the 21st Century when all the evidence is that contraception is key to a more successful economy and a better quality of life – not only for individual women and their families, but for us all. Because contraception makes it possible to control the timing and spacing of pregnancy and childrearing, it gives both women and ... Full Story

Colorado Wins ‘Race to the Top’ Education

Press Release Today, U.S. Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet welcomed news that Colorado received almost $18 million through the "Race to the Top" program to promote education reforms aimed at improving student achievement in grades K-12. "Colorado continues to lead by example, and I'm glad the administration has finally recognized the efforts of statewide collaboration to improve progress in the classroom," Udall said.  "I'm proud of our commitment to our kids, and making progress ... Full Story

Gov. Hickenlooper proposes more funding for education

  DENVER ­— Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today recommended that $89 million in proposed cuts to K-12 education be restored because a higher-than-expected revenue forecast shows more money will be available for the state’s General Fund. An amended budget request for the current and next fiscal years will also call for adding money to the State Education Fund (approximately $110 million); restoring proposed cuts to higher education financial aid programs ... Full Story

Lobato trial: state funding unconstitutional

Press Release Lobato Legal Team Will Hold News Conference Sat., Dec. 10 in Colorado Springs; State’s School Funding System Declared Unconstitutional by Denver Judge Today Key plaintiffs and the legal team behind Lobato v. State of Colorado will hold a news conference Saturday, Dec. 10 in Colorado Springs. The news conference will begin at 10 a.m. at Colorado Springs School District 11 offices, 1115 N. El Paso St. Kathy Gebhardt, one of the lead attorneys on Lobato v. State of ... Full Story

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