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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘teachers’

Partisan politics in our schools

Partisan politics in our schools

  School boards become next front in partisan battle Education policy draws higher interest as political parties put more resources into races By Alex Burness Reporter-Herald Staff Writer In a public comment at Wednesday night's Thompson School District Board of Education meeting, Windsor's Amie Toerge lit into Bryce Carlson, the board's vice president, accusing him of helping usher partisan politics into the district. "I was appalled to learn that (Carlson) is currently ... Full Story

Colorado Daily News Digest: Feb 21

Colorado Daily News Digest: Feb 21

  Colorado, Oregon attorneys general strike opposite positions toward gay marriage suits http://www.coloradoindependent.com/146117/colorado-oregon-attorneys-general-strike-opposite-positions-toward-gay-marriage-suits Colorado Republican Attorney General John Suthers said he was committed to defending the state’s ban on gay marriage in the face of a lawsuit filed yesterday challenging its constitutionality. Today comes news that Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has joined ... Full Story

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

Marchman for Board of Education

Marchman for Board of Education

Dear Editor:  Elections for the Thompson School District Board of Education are fast approaching.  Janice Marchman is a current Board of Education member who is running for re-election.  I am a teacher in Thompson School District and I have had many volunteers in my classroom over the years but never a school board member.  Janice has volunteered her time at our school for the past few years.  She mentored one of my students so I had the pleasure of witnessing first hand, on a regular ... Full Story

Worst reactions to Sandy Hook shootings?

Worst reactions to Sandy Hook shootings?

  6 Worst Reactions to the Newtown Massacre By Jeff Fecke The horror of the massacre in Newtown, Conn. is still fresh, and yet already, there are people out making fools of themselves in its wake. It’s not particularly surprising that gun fetishists would be resisting calls to consider — just consider — some reasonable changes in gun safety policies. But that’s not what elevates a reaction to the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School to truly reprehensible. No, the ... Full Story

Teachers die protecting children

Teachers die protecting children

              America’s Teachers: Heroes or Greedy Moochers at the Public Trough? by: Dave Lindorff Viki Soto I’ll be brief here. Let’s just note that the heroic teachers who died while courageously trying to protect their kids at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, and the others who survived but stayed to protect the kids, were all part of a school system where the employees are members of the ... 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

Remember When?

Remember When?

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Three teachers retiring at Ivy

Three teachers retiring at Ivy

Ivy Stockwell Elementary is loosing 90 years of teaching experience to retirements. Two of three first grade teachers and one of two third grade teachers will be crossing the retirement threshold when the school year ends. We salute these teachers and the contribution they have made to our community. Jill King, 1st grade Ivy Stockwell Elementary School in Berthoud is losing three of it most experienced teachers to retirement. Unlike many professions, teachers seem reluctant to leave ... Full Story

10th Annual Thompson Crystal Apple Awards

10th Annual Thompson Crystal Apple Awards

Teachers honoring teachers, that is what the Thompson Education Association Crystal Apple Awards are all about. The award ceremony on Friday, April 22 honored Thompson School District teachers for excellence. Twenty-three teachers were nominated for the Crystal Apple Awards which were presented to three educators, one elementary, one middle school and one high school teacher. The nominations for the Crystal Apple Award come from other teachers at the school with input from students as well. ... Full Story

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