In striking down affirmative action in college admissions, the Supreme Court has put its faith in a skill that schools no longer teach.
When students can bring loaded weapons into the building, and nothing is done, it’s time to leave.
A teacher’s discovery: When students aren’t anxious about As, Bs and Cs, they rise to a more challenging curriculum
Growing up in a working-class family, we never received cash stuck in a birthday or holiday card, which is why I remember the time I got a $25 U.S. Savings Bond from my grandmother. It came in a birthday card, when I was 7 or 8 years old. Twenty-five dollars was a fortune to me. […]
Colorado will stick to an August deadline for early elementary teachers to complete mandatory training on how to teach reading, despite pushback from some school district leaders about burdensome reporting requirements. Most State Board of Education members on Wednesday agreed that districts should be able to handle the job by the deadline. Districts that don’t […]
Protesters gather after allegations of open meeting law violations, equity debates
With 12 Ortega Middle School teachers scheduled to be out Friday, administrators of the Alamosa School District suddenly had to weigh their last-resort option: closing school. Assistant Superintendent Luis Murillo and his team “briefly” considered the idea, but instead scrambled to find staff to help cover classrooms, drafting Alamosa Online School employees — including the […]
Students and teachers face a steep uphill climb now after a year of interrupted learning. To me, the challenge seems daunting. But then I think about my students. I think about the boy who fled violence in Central America with only his father, leaving his mother behind; he was always eager to solve the most […]
Early in my teaching career, like many other educators, I used a balanced-literacy approach and believed that using the “three-cueing” theory of reading instruction was sufficient for teaching my primary grade students how to read. (As the journal EducationWeek recently defined it, three-cueing is a strategy that “involves prompting students to draw on context and […]
Some prospective Colorado teachers soon could be required to take a new, more rigorous test on reading instruction to earn their state teaching licenses. The State Board of Education will decide Wednesday whether to adopt the new exam, called the Praxis 5205, for elementary, early childhood, and special education candidates seeking teaching licenses. If approved, […]