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Colorado's education formula that cuts funding ruled constitutional - The Denver Post

Colorado's education formula that cuts funding ruled constitutional - The Denver Post | Maas:ELPS-Newsletter | Scoop.it
The Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday the state's funding cuts to education are not violating the state constitution, the court announced in a split dec
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An education partnership between traditional and charter schools in DC - Washington Post

An education partnership between traditional and charter schools in DC - Washington Post | Maas:ELPS-Newsletter | Scoop.it
“Let’s hope a new District task force can foster collaboration.”
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TEA, TSD argue court injunction

TEA, TSD argue court injunction | Maas:ELPS-Newsletter | Scoop.it
FORT COLLINS - A judge will decide next week whether the Thompson School District can change its policies regarding the Thompson Education Association before the conclusion of a lawsuit that could force another vote on a failed teacher contract.
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Jeffco recall supporters turn in more than 30,000 signatures

Jeffco recall supporters turn in more than 30,000 signatures | Maas:ELPS-Newsletter | Scoop.it
Jeffco United for Action supporters turned in an estimated 30,000 signatures asking for a recall of three Jeffco school board members on Tuesday.
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5 Big Ideas That Don't Work In Education

5 Big Ideas That Don't Work In Education | Maas:ELPS-Newsletter | Scoop.it

A famous researcher slams popular ideas in a controversial new paper.

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Teacher tenure dealt legal setback.

Teacher tenure dealt legal setback. | Maas:ELPS-Newsletter | Scoop.it
LOS ANGELES—A California judge declared the state's strong teacher-tenure laws unconstitutional in a rebuke that promises to spur similar challenges around the country. The student plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the state and two teachers unions successfully argued that statutes protecting teacher tenure, dismissal procedures and "last-in, first-out" layoff policies serve more often to keep ineffective instructors in the schools—hurting students' chances to succeed. In Tuesday's decision in Vergara v. California, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu cited the Supreme Court's 1954 Brown v. Board of Education "separate but equal" ruling, writing that the laws in this case "impose a real and appreciable impact on the students' fundamental right to equality of education."
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Managing the Team at the Top

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The team at the top may be the most difficult to manage and lead. Rivalries, strong personalities and different notions of the future make it a tough job indeed. But if the teams are structured right, they can be of immense value to the company.
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Jeffco Schools board OKs hiring of Daniel McMinimee by 3-2 vote

Jeffco Schools board OKs hiring of Daniel McMinimee by 3-2 vote | Maas:ELPS-Newsletter | Scoop.it
Jefferson County Schools board on Tuesday night hired Daniel McMinimee as the next superintendent of the state's second-largest school district.
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Dan's concept of learning process

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This infographic describes Dan Maas' view of the learning process.

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For what it's worth

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TABOR case.org

TABOR Lawsuit Kerr et al. v. Hickenlooper     United States District Court for Colorado :: Civil Action No. 11-cv-1350-WJM-BNB...
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Q&A: Why Colorado schools want their $1 billion back

Q&A: Why Colorado schools want their $1 billion back | Maas:ELPS-Newsletter | Scoop.it
Colorado lawmakers are planning to return some of the funds promised to schools with Amendment 23 but many districts say the money doesn’t amount to much, particularly in rural areas.
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Jonathan Kozol: Education in America (1 of 6) - YouTube

http://www.mediaed.org Jonathan Kozol is a non-fiction writer, educator, and activist, best known for his books on public education in the United States. Koz...
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2011 rally: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sl8ESi_XPT0&list=PLYgUVbCngwnztSzZ2jylEeQER5oWCo6cy

 

Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPDLiB3J2Wc&list=PLYgUVbCngwnztSzZ2jylEeQER5oWCo6cy

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CSU study: TABOR has led to higher school property taxes for most of state - BizWest

CSU study: TABOR has led to higher school property taxes for most of state - BizWest | Maas:ELPS-Newsletter | Scoop.it
FORT COLLINS — A new study from Colorado State University reports that a whopping 81 percent of Coloradans pay more...
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UCLA Report Finds Changing U.S. Demographics Transform School Segregation Landscape 60 Years After Brown v Board of Education — The Civil Rights Project at UCLA

Segregation Increases after Desegregation Plans Terminated by Supreme Court
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Your Voice: My declaration for education | YourHub

Your Voice: My declaration for education | YourHub | Maas:ELPS-Newsletter | Scoop.it

I hold these truths to be self-evident. All children have educational rights according to the Colorado constitution. To secure those rights, school boards were created deriving their powers from the people. Whenever any school board becomes destructive, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it and institute a new school board. When a long train of abuses have been demonstrated to impede the education of the community’s children, it is our duty to hold the school board accountable and to elect new school board members for the future education of the children. The history of the present school board is a history of repeated fiscal irresponsibility and educational policy failures. To prove this, let facts be submitted.

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Lawsuit claims school funding reduction mechanism unconstitutional

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A group of school districts and parents plan to file a lawsuit Friday arguing that the negative factor, the device […]
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Education, Inc

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See the previous campaign movie, Waiting for Superman: http://www.takepart.com/waiting-for-superman/

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TSD Names Dr. Daniel Maas as Chief Operations Officer

TSD Names Dr. Daniel Maas as Chief Operations Officer | Maas:ELPS-Newsletter | Scoop.it

Thompson School District has named Dr. Daniel Maas as Chief Operations Officer, effective July 1. This is a new position within the district that is designed to create more efficiency; many of the duties that Dr. Maas will be inheriting were performed by assistant superintendent Michael Jones, who is departing the district at the end of the month. As Chief Operations Officer, Maas will oversee district facilities/maintenance, custodial operations, transportation, planning, security and Instructional Support/Technology Services (ISTS).

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Just an FYI

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Public Schools Are Hurting More in the Recovery Than in the Recession

Public Schools Are Hurting More in the Recovery Than in the Recession | Maas:ELPS-Newsletter | Scoop.it
The slow economic recovery is taking a toll on the nation's public schools, reversing a multi-decade trend of increased funding and pushing student-teacher ratios to their highest levels since 2000...
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Why Do Millennials Not Understand Racism?

Why Do Millennials Not Understand Racism? | Maas:ELPS-Newsletter | Scoop.it

When you hear MTV, you don’t think “research.” But, for the last few years, the music television channel has been building a public affairs campaign to address bias called “Look Different.” Aimed at millennials, it seeks to help them deal with prejudice and discrimination in their lives. And as part of the project, MTV has worked with pollsters to survey a nationally representative sample of people ages 14 to 24 to measure how young people are “experiencing, affected by, and responding to issues associated with bias.”

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Education Non-Profit - Generation Schools

Education Non-Profit - Generation Schools | Maas:ELPS-Newsletter | Scoop.it
Generation Schools Network is a leader in launching new schools in turnaround settings and specializing in reorganizing district’s resources
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BEST Project Report at CSFP

BEST Project Report at CSFP | Maas:ELPS-Newsletter | Scoop.it
Recent and historical information on Colorado's BEST (Building Excellent Schools Today) Program.
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John Creighton CASE Presentation

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John Creighton on Public Life and Community Leadership
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I think John has the secret sauce in this presentation...

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