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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘schools’

Jefferson County’s Assault On U.S. History

‘A Tale Of Two Countries’ — Jefferson County’s Assault On U.S. History By Leonard Pitts Jr. This is a tale of two countries. The first country was built on a radical new promise of human equality and a guarantee of the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That country made it possible for even those born in the humblest and most meager circumstances to climb to the pinnacle of prosperity and achievement. It helped save the world in a great global conflagration, fed ... 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

Rocky meeting for proposed Berthoud charter school

Reporter-Herald Rocky meeting for proposed Berthoud charter school Most speakers at forum oppose Red Rock Academy By Shelley Widhalm Reporter-Herald Staff Writer Posted: 10/13/2011 11:48:17 PM MDT   BERTHOUD -- At the bidding of Berthoud resident Christine Torres, the majority of the 300 people attending a charter school community forum Thursday night held up paper signs stating "NO!" in block letters.They yelled, clapped and cheered when Torres gave up 30 seconds of her two ... Full Story

Red Rock, I ran the numbers

Red Rock, I ran the numbers

I ran the numbers that were provided by Red Rocks Academy in the Berthoud Surveyor on the proposed charter school. As Red Rocks freely admits, the "money follows the student.” I have attached the spreadsheet of that money so that you can see the impact. Now, if a school has already been built, as have all the Berthoud schools, then there are fixed costs associated with their operation that must be covered. Fixed costs are just that: fixed. If there are no children in the school, they are ... Full Story

Looking for a few good readers

Looking for a few good readers

  To highlight the importance of reading aloud to children, Thompson School District will celebrate Read Aloud Day on Tuesday, November 8. Community members are being invited to read to classes in elementary schools. The time commitment is approximately 30 minutes. Various schools and time slots are available. Contact Chris Ingold, 613-5072 or chris.ingold@thompsonschools.org, by Oct. 14 to sign up.  

A public meeting to address bullying and suicide

A public meeting will be held to address bullying and suicide prevention in the Berthoud schools following a recent suicide. In attendance will be regional bullying and suicide prevention experts and concerned citizens.  School administrators and members of the local and surrounding police departments have been invited. May 3, 2011 at 7 p.m. in the Berthoud Area Community Center, 248 Welch Ave., Berthoud.

Zero Tolerance Victory

Zero Tolerance Victory

School Officials Agree to Rescind Suspension of 7th Grade Honor Student Over Possession of Oregano CHESAPEAKE, Va. — After being criticized by The Rutherford Institute for misapplying zero tolerance policies and suspending a seventh grade honor student over allegations that he was in possession of the Italian herb oregano, school officials at Hickory Middle School have agreed to rescind the 10-day suspension and the recommendation for expulsion for “possession of an imitation ... Full Story

Winners announced in Berthoud Schools Fund Writing

Winners announced in Berthoud Schools Fund Writing Contest

In the age of abbreviated Twitter messages writing may become a lost art, but some of Berthoud’s youth can still put a sentence together . The Berthoud Schools Fund (BSF) challenged Berthoud students to write about how the technology provided by the money raised at the last two Berthoud Bashes has influenced their education. While some of you may not know a Promethean Board from a document camera, these kids do. The BSF recieved 39 entries covering the suggested genre of essay, play, ... Full Story

Two opposing Views of CSAP

Colorado Department of Education Commissioner Robert Hammond Reaffirms Importance Of CSAP In Student Learning As schools across Colorado begin administering the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) this week, Commissioner Robert Hammond today encouraged students to do their best on the statewide exams. “Colorado students have shown tremendous commitment to CSAP for years and we encourage all students to show what they know on this important assessment,” said Commissioner Hammond. ... Full Story

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