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I'm writing in response to an open letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan that was published two weeks ago and written by Cristin Patterson, aka, the "spokesperson for Douglas County Parents." more
Re: Last week's story, "State, district differ on waiver: Board of Ed says DCSD must comply with READ Act" more
It didn’t have anything to do with Second Amendment rights, self-protection, violence, or even the possibility of violence — but when I was little, just about everyone in my Colorado hometown … more
Homer Simpson didn't accept a gay man until one saved his life. In the 1997 “Simpsons” episode, “Homer's Phobia,” Homer and his family became friends with a man named John, who ran a … more
I think the biggest threat to the newspaper industry today resides in the possibility that, in many communities, the local paper is in grave danger of losing its soul. As we have standardized … more
If you are worried about me because I am retreading themes, and that I might be losing my grip, well, don't be worried. more
During a business trip this past week with my associates, we found ourselves in North Carolina and relying heavily upon our GPS system for directions. And with today's technology it is really almost impossible to get lost, unless of course we are either honest about our own operator errors, or fall victim to that relentless and somewhat irritating message: "Recalculating route." more
The call for prayer from the nearby mosque woke him from a restless sleep about 4 that morning. more
Dear Secretary Duncan, Heritage Elementary School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, was honored for leading the way in Green and sustainable health and wellness practices during the "Green Strides Best Practices Tour" on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Heritage is a "John Irwin School of Excellence," and recently received an 'A' on ColoradoSchoolGrades.com. more
I just received an email from Douglas County School District Superintendent Elizabeth Fagen in regard to the READ Act and the Innovation Waiver Resolution that the board of education passed last week, indicating that "DCSD has been working to find a way to support schools who would like to return to quality accountability systems for their students," meaning a way out of certain standardized tests. more
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