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12 Reasons Why Gender Matters to Understanding Teenage Sexting

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 11.10.2015 | Parents
Soraya Chemaly

Sexting becomes a problem of safety when teens, regardless of gender, coerce, share and sell images with no respect or regard for the feelings or rights of the people in them. Sexting illustrates the tremendous pressure kids feel to act sexually -- either coercively, dominantly, or submissively, as an exhibition of gender status.

Burn the American Flag! Or Not...

Steve Nelson | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics
Steve Nelson

Patriotism is a complex notion. Liberty and justice for all is a hollow slogan to the descendants of slavery, who are still disproportionately in literal or economic shackles, suffering from the ongoing repression of systemic racism.

This State Now Grades Schools On Recess And Health

edweek | Evie Blad | Posted 09.19.2014 | Parents

This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Week, where it was originally published. When parents in Colorado check state-mandated reports to see ...

Smoochgate: A Lesson Lost

Kimann Schultz | Posted 02.11.2014 | Parents
Kimann Schultz

I am raising a daughter who will soon be 10. And I am raising her to believe -- and this is supported by school policy -- that she has an unequivocal right to never be touched/accosted in any way, shape or form that she does want or permit.

Ed Today: No Child Left Behind Review, Fountainhead In Idaho

Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Joy Resmovits

Happy Waiver Day! Today, the Senate's Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee will hold an oversight hearing on the No Child Left Behind waivers, featuring none other than U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the big cheese himself. Catch our preview here.

Parents Furious After Daughter Sent Home From School For Blue Hair

Posted 01.18.2013 | Education

The parents of a Greeley, Colo. girl are furious after their daughter was sent home from school over hair coloring. Brentwood Middle School officia...

High School Closed After Bomb Threat, Hit List Found

Posted 01.11.2013 | Education

Niwot High School in Boulder County, Colo. is closed Friday as authorities investigate a threat to blow up the school and a 30-name "hit list." A t...

School Funds On Trial Again In 10 States

stateline | Ben Wieder | Posted 02.25.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Center on the States that provides daily r...

Former Superintendent Of The Year Steps Down

Posted 11.28.2012 | Education

John Barry, a retired Air Force general and Colorado’s Superintendent of the Year in 2011, announced he will step down from his post as head of Auro...

Mom Wants School To Ban 'The Most Dangerous Game'

Posted 11.05.2012 | Education

Colorado mom Sarah Timme is upset that her 8th-grade son was assigned to read a short story about a man who hunts humans for sport. Now, she's calling...

'A First Class Education In 2012 Will Require More Resources'

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.24.2012 | Denver

Elaine Gantz Berman (D-Denver), Colorado State Board of Education member, recently spoke to The Huffington Post about the challenges facing students a...

'We Need To Develop A New School Finance Formula'

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 09.12.2012 | Denver

Some of the biggest and best news in Colorado this year is that education funding isn't being cut in the state's budget for the first time in years. ...

Charter Schools and Kudzu

David Morris | Posted 10.08.2012 | Education
David Morris

What we know after 20 years is that overall charter schools are no better than public schools. A great deal of evidence exists that, on average, they are worse.

Bridging The Digital Divide In America's Rural Schools

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 06.21.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. YODER, Colo.—Surrounded by farmland and ranches, Colorado's Edison School sits off an un...

School Trans Fat Ban Passes In Colo. Senate

Posted 04.11.2012 | Denver

The leanest state in the nation is taking big strides to retain that unique distinction -- the Colorado Senate passed a bill that would ban trans fats...

Child Poverty May Be Slowing, Report Finds

Posted 03.29.2012 | Denver

The dramatic rate at which Colorado youth have been slipping into poverty seems to have finally come to a standstill this year, according to data rele...

The Shoe, the Gourd and School Integration

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education
Alan Gottlieb

While I continue to believe in integration just as strongly as I did a decade ago, new evidence has surfaced since then that has convinced me that integration is not the only strategy that can drive better results for low-income students.

Cancer-Causing Gas Abundant In 70,000 U.S. Schools: Why You'd Never Know

Posted 03.01.2012 | Education

A toxic, cancer-causing gas is threatening the health of students in thousands of classrooms across the country, but many districts aren't doing anyth...

Private Education Consultants Reap Benefits Of Federal Grant Money Meant For Failing Schools

The Denver Post | Jennifer Brown | Posted 04.22.2012 | Education

They are among the 5,000 worst schools in America, where the percentage of kids who can read or do math at grade level often hovers in the teens or 20...

For Democrats, Embrace of Options Must Extend Beyond Celebratory Week

Malcom Glenn | Posted 08.21.2012 | Denver
Malcom Glenn

There's frequent talk of how the school choice debate no longer falls along traditional ideological lines -- of how courageous Democrats are embracing charters, vouchers, and other reforms. Last week was proof positive of the turning tide.

Lobato Case: Colo. Attorney General Appeals Judge's Funding Decision

Posted 01.24.2012 | Denver

On Monday, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers filed an appeal of Denver District Judge Sheila Rappaport's landmark ruling on school funding in the...

Officials Reject New High School Mascot For 'Derogatory' Female Reference

Posted 03.21.2012 | Education

The students spoke, and the school board vetoed: One high school opening in Utah won't be calling themselves the "Cougars." Students across the Can...

State 'Irrationally' Underfunds Schools By Billions, Judge Rules

Posted 02.11.2012 | Education

Supporters of an education lawsuit against the state of Colorado celebrated this weekend after a district judge ruled that the state severely underfun...

Facing Budget Crisis, Schools Sell Ads On Report Cards, Buses

Posted 01.16.2012 | Education

Facing shortfalls of millions of dollars, school districts across the country have sought ways to make cuts on nearly everything -- from halting plann...

School Breakfast Economics Add Up

Ed News Colorado | Rebecca Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education

Members of the Adams City High School Student Council earned $200 to help defray Homecoming expenses last fall, and they did it during school hours wi...