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Common Core Standards Causing Some Frustration
posted by: Tim | February 24, 2012, 01:42 pm   

Colorado, like many other states, recently signed on to the Common Core Standards as part of an initiative to better standardize curriculum across the country. While this idea has been debated and met it's far share of controversy, it is a reality that many teachers now must embrace.

Colorado is one of 10 states to receive NCLB waivers
posted by: Tim | February 10, 2012, 06:36 pm   

This week, President Obama announced 10 states that would receive waivers from the federal No Child Left Behind act passed by congress a decade ago. While the waiver will not grant full autonomy for states to create their own accountability systems, is does give more flexibility than exists under the law. And ultimately this allows school accountability ratings to be determined at one level; the state level.

A Great Event to Celebrate Teachers and Celebrate Choice!
posted by: Tim | February 01, 2012, 01:52 pm   

Thanks to all who helped make our event this past Saturday, Celebrating Every Colorado Educator: PACE is in for National School Choice Week, such a remarkable success. Teachers received a free membership to the Resource Area for Teachers (RAFT) and were able to explore the many project ideas that RAFT offers at and incredibly affordable cost. It was fun to watch the teachers see how high they could stack their carts with great supplies to use in the classrooms!

New film Teacher's Choice will premiere this Saturday
posted by: Tim | January 25, 2012, 12:10 pm   

This Saturday a new, short film will be premiering at the National School Choice Week event hosted by PACE. For details to the event, and to RSVP, click here.

The following is a description of the film, as well as link to view a preview:

Teachers can benefit from choice
posted by: Tim | January 19, 2012, 02:11 pm   

>>> The following was also published in the Greeley Tribune

School choice is a hot topic in Colorado, especially as our great state is viewed as a national leader in education reform. School choice is discussed in terms of policies that provide families with options, but we often overlook the fact that teachers are likewise given options for their profession.

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