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Students at Four Colleges Have Shut Down Their Commencement Speakers. It's a Victory for Free Speech

Josh Joy Kamensky | Posted 07.22.2014 | College
Josh Joy Kamensky

Students have every right to object to the day they worked for being used to conduct ideological warfare. They have every right to add silly accessories to their caps or subtract underthings from their gowns rather than gird themselves for rebuttal.

Exodus Is Gone, But the 'Ex-Gay' Message Stubbornly Persists

Wayne Besen | Posted 08.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Wayne Besen

Although this was a monumental victory, the fight is not over. Just as the election of Barack Obama did not eradicate racism, the death of Exodus is not the death of homophobia.

Man Arrested For Shoot-Up Also Pooped His Pants: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 04.24.2013 | Weird News

It's safe to say April 9 was a crappy day for Orlando resident Michael Johnston. Not only was the 44-year-old arrested for allegedly shooting up a ...

In-State Tuition For Undocumented Students Clears First Legislative Test

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

After contentious testimony, a bill that would give in-state college tuition to qualifying undocumented Colorado residents passed its first legislativ...

Two Colorado Politicians Named To Time 40 Under 40 List

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Two Colorado politicians have made Time Magazine's list of 40 influential civic leaders under the age of 40. State Senator Mike Johnston, who earlier...

Christine Scanlan: Support For Education Reform Bill Will Have

The Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

State Rep. Christine Scanlan, D-Dillon, a rising star on the Colorado political scene, says any talk of her becoming the next Speaker of the House is ...

Colorado's Teacher-Evaluation Law May Mark A National Shift

Los Angeles Times | Eliza Krigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A landmark Colorado law that ties teacher evaluations to the progress of their students on achievement tests could help build momentum for a national ...

Colorado Senate Bill 191 To Become Law As Officials Turn Attention To Funding

EdNewsColorado | Todd Engdahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Senate voted 27-8 Wednesday afternoon to re-pass Senate Bill 10-191, the educator effectiveness bill, after accepting House amendments. A few h...

Colorado WINNERS Of The Week (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Which Colorado news-makers can take a well-deserved break this weekend after a successful week of coverage? VOTE below for the biggest winner in Colo...

Colorado Education Reform Bill Moves Through Senate With Few Amendments

Education News Colorado | Todd Engdahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Senate Thursday gave preliminary approval to the Senate Bill 10-191, the educator effectiveness bill, after more than six hours of debate on a bli...

Colorado Education Reform Legislation: Rasmussen Finds 47% In Agreement With Proposed Tenure Rules

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A new Rasmussen Reports survey from Colorado paints a picture of a state divided with respects to controversial education legislation currently before...

Colorado Education Association Under Fire After Shunning Reform

Denver Daily | Peter Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The state's largest teachers' union is defending itself against allegations that it is throwing a "tantrum" by not backing the second round competitio...

Colorado Education Association Advising Local Unions Not To Support Race To The Top Legislation

Education News Colorado | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Colorado Education Association is withholding support from the state's application to win up to $175 million in round two of the national Race to ...

Mike Johnston Introduces Teacher Evaluation And Tenure Bill To Mixed Reviews

Education News Colorado | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The effort to change Colorado educator evaluation and the teacher tenure system was launched formally Monday with introduction of Senate Bill 10-191, ...

Denver Public Schools, Facing Budget Shortfalls, May Be Forced to Pay 80 Teachers For NOT Working

The Denver Post | Jeremy P. Meyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A change to Denver Public Schools' teacher-hiring process has frozen the system and could result in dozens of veteran teachers being paid even though ...

Colorado Race To The Top: Officials Ponder Whether It's Even Worth Applying

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The decision of whether Colorado should apply for up to $175 million in federal education grants in the second round of the Race to the Top competitio...