Monthly Archives: January 2014

Guest Post: Three Observable Expert Teacher Behaviors

By Kaitlin Pennington, Education Policy Analyst at the Center for American Progress Over the past several years, the connection between teaching quality and student achievement has been a much-discussed topic among education policymakers and practitioners—and for good reason. Research conclusively shows that quality teaching matters to student learning. In fact, it has been identified as the most important school-based… Read More »

A-School Profile: Bradley International School

by Alisha Janes Denver’s Bradley International School is a neighborhood elementary school that ranked 86 out of 1009 elementary schools on Colorado School Grades this year. I had the opportunity to join a tour for prospective parents at Bradley International School on December 19th. The tour was guided by Melissa Capozza, the school’s International Baccalaureate Coordinator, with Eric Demaria,… Read More »

Guest Post from The Fordham Institute: What Parents Want, in Colorado and Beyond

by The Thomas B. Fordham Institute’s Adam Emerson (@adamjemerson), former Director of School Choice Programs, & Michael Brickman (@BrickM), National Policy Director This year, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute released a groundbreaking study, What Parents Want: Education Preferences and Tradeoffs, that examined the educational goals and school attributes that are most important to parents. Fordham teamed with market-research firm Harris… Read More »

Colorado’s 69th General Assembly Convenes Today

A great way to get involved is by getting to know your state legislators and other elected officials. They are constantly working to maintain a strong education for Colorado’s kids. Here are some tips for how to reach out. Wondering what’s on tap this year at the statehouse? Everything is broadcast here. If you have symptoms… Read More »

Guest Post: School Choice in Rural Colorado

Colorado School Grades is a coalition of 18 partner groups. Our guest posts feature these organizations and others, who will offer tips and advice for parents who want to choose or improve a school. By Shelby Edwards, Senior Fellow, Colorado Children’s Campaign No matter if you are a parent in Durango or Denver, Dolores County or… Read More »

Guest Post: Open Enrollment Season Is Upon Us

Colorado School Grades is a coalition of 18 partner groups. Our guest posts feature these organizations and others, who will offer tips and advice for parents who want to choose or improve a school. by Marya DeGrow, Research Associate – Education Policy Center, The Independence Institute Colorado law allows students to open enroll in a public… Read More »