Upcoming Colorado Education Events:

Sept. 10th Stand For Children

Denver Public School board election bought and paid by corporate reformers

Great opportunity to ask the hard questions and speak on behalf of students and teachers

Location: STRIVE Prep, Lalo Delgado campus, 3201 W. Arizona Ave., Denver 6- 8p.m

Learn more about Stand for Children at: http://www.ednewscolorado.org/voices/27156

 

Sept. 12th Anthony Cody talks about the education de-form movement throughout the USA, Colorado, and Douglas County.

Location: Cielo at Castle Pines: 485 W Happy Canyon Rd, Castle Rock, CO 80108 at 7:00 p.m.

Please RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1378512652376372/

Anthony Cody’s blog: http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/living-in-dialogue/2013/08/lawmakers_begin_to_connect_the.html

 

September 14th, The Colorado Student Power Alliance presents COSPA Student Disorientation

Civic Center Park in Denver, Colorado at 11:00 am

https://www.facebook.com/events/549248405136914/?ref=22

 

Sept. 25th, Diane Ravitch Speaks at North High School. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the talk begins at 7:00 p.m. Book signing at 8:00. Be there and bring friends

http://www.amazon.com/Reign-Error-Privatization-Movement-Americas/dp/0385350880/ref=bxgy_cc_b_text_a

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Featured education leaders Peggy Robertson and Andrea Merida

Do Not Go for the GOLD (Teaching Strategies GOLD) for Early Childhood Classrooms
I want to begin by giving everyone a quick background on GOLD. I am simply scraping the tip of the iceberg – it has many additional components to it – but the component that is most used and most touted is the assessment component.  Please bear with me, this blog is much longer than it should be, but if you are a parent with young children you simply must sit down, take a moment, and read. 

http://www.pegwithpen.com/2013/09/do-not-go-for-gold-teaching-strategies.html

 

After much heart-wrenching deliberation, I have decided not to run for a second term as the southwest representative on the Denver Board of Education. I believe that high-stakes standardized testing is destroying public education today. Simultaneously, giant dollars from outside Denver, and outside Colorado flood into local school board races. In good conscience, I will not continue to be a part of this system.

Read the full announcement at: http://andreamerida.com/im-not-running-for-re-election/

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