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Author : Mikhail Zinshteyn

Colorado ranks low on ratio of minority teachers to students

Colorado ranks low on ratio of minority teachers to students

Findings released by a left-leaning think tank today demonstrate minority students will soon out-number whites, but a dearth of minority instructors is holding back students of color who could benefit from teachers with similar backgrounds....

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November 10, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Education, Uncategorized
Occupiers to police: ‘You are part of the 99 percent–we are here for you’

Occupiers to police: ‘You are part of the 99 percent–we are here for you’

Before protestors were placed under arrest and escorted by police through the University of New Mexico, they shouted to their future apprehenders “Cops are the 99 percent!” More than a glib rhetorical device aimed at making their voices heard, the...

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October 28, 2011 Center Well, Politics
White House releases details of student debt relief plan

White House releases details of student debt relief plan

A conference call with reporters Wednesday revealed more details about the Obama administration’s plan to roll out a program for student debt relief....

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October 27, 2011 Center Well, Education, Politics
Franken leads charge to reform No Child Left Behind

Franken leads charge to reform No Child Left Behind

Arguing the current standard for student assessment is a “perversity” that leads to a “race to the middle,” Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) successfully introduced an amendment that would better gauge student learning and knowledge. The proposal is part of the...

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October 21, 2011 Center Well, Education
Bennet pushes for more equitable funding of schools

Bennet pushes for more equitable funding of schools

Wednesday during the markup process to overhaul the main education law of the land, No Child Left Behind, senators on the HELP committee managed to discuss a little-known but crucial tweak to how poor and rich school districts share education...

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October 20, 2011 Education, Politics, Uncategorized

VIDEO: Occupy DC draws large crowd as movement continues to grow

A potpourri of libertarians, anti-war protesters, opponents of the Federal Reserve, combat veterans and labor groups descended onto Freedom Square today in the nation’s capital as part of the ongoing public demonstration occurring in the wake of the three-week long...

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October 7, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics

Minority students disciplined at higher rate than whites

A new study from a Colorado-based educational research group takes a comprehensive look at the disparity in punishments handed to minority and disabled students by school administrators....

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October 6, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Education

New study shows subsidizing college yields significant employment and tax gains

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released Tuesday its annual report on education trends in the world’s wealthiest countries. The report shows a growing number of OECD countries, made of up 34 wealthy nations, the U.S. included, have...

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September 14, 2011 Center Well, Education, Politics

College loan default rates hits 12-year high

A metric for gauging the number of college debt holders defaulting on their loans published today by the U.S. Department of Education shows borrowers who went into repayment between 2007 and 2009 defaulted at a rate of 8.8 percent —...

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September 12, 2011 Center Well, Education

Education would get $55 billion boost from Obama’s jobs plan

Within president Obama’s $447 billion jobs bill he announced Thursday in an address to a joint session of Congress, some $55 billion would go directly to K-12 educators and renovations to nearly 35,000 schools....

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September 10, 2011 Center Well, Education, Politics

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Here are potential questions that could be on your November ballot in Colorado

We already know the six big questions that will be on your ballot to answer in the fall, from lowering the required age for state lawmakers to […]

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