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Zachary Rowe

Entries by Zachary Rowe

Backwards Priorities

(2) Comments | Posted November 7, 2010 | 9:51 PM

It sounds ridiculous: The Denver Sheriff's Department ordering students to ditch school so they can complete court mandated community service.

But every week Denver Public High School students are yanked out of class, loaded into vans, and taken to pick up trash along the interstate. The kids call it "

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Has Andrew Romanoff's Spine Gone Weak?

(31) Comments | Posted June 2, 2010 | 5:38 PM

In yesterday's interview with EdNewsColorado Andrew Romanoff refused to take a position on the most progressive piece of education legislation passed this year: Senate Bill 191 -- The Great Teachers and Leaders Law.

On an issue that has torn the Democratic Party in two, Andrew...

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Colorado Should Follow D.C. On Effective Teachers

(7) Comments | Posted April 12, 2010 | 7:22 PM

Last week the Washington D.C. Teachers' Union and School Chancellor Michele Rhee took a collective step towards improving education for public school children in the nation's capital. This week the Colorado Education Association and state leaders have the opportunity to follow suit.

The tentative agreement reached by Washington Teachers'...

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The Kids Behind Race to the Top

(2) Comments | Posted March 4, 2010 | 4:55 PM

Congratulations Colorado! It was announced today that we are finalists for the $4.35 billion dollar Race to the Top competitive education grant. Beyond the fights over CSAP scores, and fair teacher placement practices, it's important to remind ourselves why education reform is so important.

I'll never forget...

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