Kirk Siegler

Reporter

Kirk Siegler reports for NPR, based out of NPR West in California.

Siegler grew up near Missoula, MT, and received a B.A. in journalism from the University of Colorado.  He’s an avid skier and traveler in his spare time.

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8:35pm

Mon February 21, 2011
Politics

Union Workers to Rally at Colorado Capitol

Photo courtesy of the Colorado Independent

Several hundred state employees are expected to descend on the state capitol at noon Tuesday for what organizers are billing as a rally in support of the Wisconsin union workers.

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2:53pm

Wed February 16, 2011
Education

Education Chief Says "Bickering" Getting in the Way of Reform

At a two-day education summit wrapping up Wednesday in Denver, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said collaboration between teachers unions and school administrators is one of the biggest hurdles in front of the Obama Administration’s education reform efforts.

Thousands of educators from forty states are here for the summit that the Obama Administration is billing as a first-of-its-kind meeting between union leaders and administrators. 

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6:52pm

Tue February 15, 2011
Education

Colorado Schools Brace for Deep Cuts

Speaking at Manual High in Denver, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said doing more with less is the new norm for education.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Colorado's public schools will likely bear the biggest brunt of the cuts if the Governor Hickenlooper's budget is approved by the legislature. Those cuts come at a time when many traditionally under-performing Colorado schools are starting to win praise for turning things around.

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3:30pm

Tue February 15, 2011
Education

Education Secretary Calls for Increased Financial Aid

Education Secretary Arne Duncan leads a panel at Manual High School
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Education Secretary Arne Duncan is in Colorado for what the Obama Administration is billing as a first of its kind summit between teachers and administrators. 

The former chief of the Chicago Public Schools also swung through northeast Denver’s Manual High School where he held a forum with faculty and students about college financial aid.

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3:29pm

Tue February 15, 2011
Budget

Governor’s Budget Has Deep Cuts for K-12 Education

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In his first budget Governor John Hickenlooper is proposing the highest cuts to K through 12 schools the state has ever seen to fill an estimated $1 billion shortfall.

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