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Mike Johnston

An Open Letter to Wendy Kopp

Kate Casas | Posted 04.17.2013 | Impact
Kate Casas

The work you have done to ensure that the network of brilliant people dedicated to improving outcomes for kids is deep and broad is an invaluable asset.

Teach For America Alums Face Stark Union Opposition

stateline | Ben Wieder | Posted 08.27.2012 | 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...

Tuition Equity Act Poised To Pass Senate

Colorado Independent | Joseph Boven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Sen. Angela Geron, D-Pueblo, told the Colorado Independent her Tuition Equity Act, co-sponsored with Sen. Mike Johnston, D-Denver, appears to have the...

Practice, Practice, Practice

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alan Gottlieb

The frenetic pace of new mandates and initiatives have made it almost impossible for educators to settle in and get good at implementing any particular series of changes.

Mike Johnston Named One Of Nation's Most Powerful Educators By Davis Guggenheim

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado State Senator Mike Johnston was mentioned by 'Waiting for Superman' director Davis Guggenheim as one of the seven most influential educators ...

Colorado Is Ground Zero

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alan Gottlieb

Over the next 10 days or so, Colorado will sit dead center in the debate over how to improve public education in this country.

Gut-Check Time

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alan Gottlieb

By tomorrow, we will know whether Colorado lawmakers, particularly Democrats, mustered the will and courage to pass one of the most significant pieces of education legislation in years.