K-12 Education


Wed October 30, 2013

Tending To A Cultural Crossroads In Garden City, Kansas

Sister Janice Thome at a local Garden City school. Thome teaches several classes, including a teen parenting class at the Garden City alternative high school.
Credit Peggy Lowe / Harvest Public Media

Sister Janice Thome’s office is a 2003 brown Ford Focus with a backseat piled high with paperwork and a prayer book. Thome puts 125,000 miles a year on this car, picking up boxes from the food pantry, finding a mattress for a newcomer, delivering a sick soul to a doctor’s appointment.

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Tue October 29, 2013

In Rural Missouri, Schools Build Safety Net For Immigrant Children

At the primary school in rural Noel, Mo., teachers and staff function as educators about as often as they do de facto social workers.
Credit Abbie Fentress Swanson / Harvest Public Media

It’s almost 9 a.m., and Noel Primary School teacher Erin McPherson is helping a group of Spanish-speaking students complete English language exercises. But it’s tough going.

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Mon October 21, 2013

Tallying The Spending In Support Of The Education Tax

File photo: Florence High School math teacher Bob Anderson talks to a student about her pre-calculus coursework Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at Florence High School in Florence, Colo.
Joe Mahoney I-News Network

Teachers unions and several wealthy Coloradans are spending millions to convince voters to agree to almost $1 billion annually in higher income taxes devoted to public schools.

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Mon October 14, 2013

As Ballots Are Mailed, Weld Commissioners Continue Push For 51st State

Question 1A as it appears on the Weld sample ballot.
Weld County

After Oct. 15, citizens of Weld County will start to see mail-in ballots arrive. Included in the off-year ballot are mayoral, city council and school district races. It will also include ballot question 1A, asking if the county should pursue separating from Colorado to form a new state.

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Thu October 3, 2013

Education Summit Brings Business, Education Leaders Together

The 2013 Education Summit was held in Greeley, Oct. 2.

Educators and business leaders  in the Greeley-Evans School District – the state’s 13th largest– held an education summit Wednesday aimed at doing an even better job of translating the importance of a strong educational system back into the community.

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