In a follow-up to its School Money series, the NPR Ed Team reports on three states that have, in recent weeks, made news for big challenges to their school funding systems: Texas, Arizona and Kansas.
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“It’s become a lot harder to teach, especially to teach in a way that I personally think is meaningful for my students,” Rick Young says.
Determined to let her students know they were appreciated, Rampart High School teacher Brittni Darras began writing personal notes to all 130 of them.
A campaign to dream up and implement sustainable practices has students at Mackintosh Academy thinking in new ways.
It bothered Antreise Lacey to hear classmates define themselves by skin tone. In her short film, girls find their deeper identities.
MSU early childhood education professor Rosemarie Allen wants teachers to be aware of their own racial and gender bias when disciplining students.
Ponderosa High School Student Grace Davis ignites a storm over the way she says she was treated by leaders of the Douglas County school board.
Some parents say preschool is too young to learn about same-sex relationships and gender identity, while some educators and researchers believe it's an ideal time to ward off bias.
A 1992 constitutional amendment caps tax revenue and gives voters the final say on tax increases. Critics say that limits education spending.
The answer comes down to who has access to the guns. Many sworn police officers who provide school security already do. In Douglas County, non-sworn security officers soon will.
Statistics show many teachers want to work second jobs. Website ByaTeacher.com matches them with potential employers.
Mascot Debate Draws Students, American Indians Together, Colorado Marijuana Could Set Example For Colombia, Denver Band DeVotchKa Tackles 'Sweeney Todd'
When people in Strasburg, Colorado began to debate whether their high school mascot's name, the Indians, was offensive, they brought in the Northern Arapaho tribe to help decide. Then, Colombia's former drug czar wonders whether Colorado pot legalization is an example for his country. And, Denver band DeVotchKa reimagines "Sweeney Todd."
The Northern Arapaho tribe in Wyoming,is doing cultural exchanges with metro Denver schools nicknamed "Warriors" and "Indians."
Eaton is one of 38 Colorado schools that has an Indian mascot. A state commission will report next week on what communities think about their mascots.