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On the Wire…Week of February 20

Welcome to On the Wire, our weekly roundup of city-ed stories: Schools Stand Up for Transgender Students (Politico.com) After Trump revoked federal guidelines on transgender student rights, states and school districts are taking measures to uphold their students’ rights. “All...

On the Wire… Week of February 13

On the Wire… Welcome to On the Wire, our weekly roundup of city-ed stories you may have missed. Governors, State Lawmakers Roll Out School Choice Proposals (Education Week) Governors and lawmakers across the country prepare to propose new legislation that pushes...

Coffee Break: Colorado Ed Reformer Mike Johnston on DeVos, DACA, and his future in the Democratic Party

By Katelyn Silva Mike Johnston was a Teach For America corps member in the Mississippi Delta, a principal for six years in Colorado, and served as a senior education advisor to President Obama. He just wrapped his tenure in the Colorado...

Coffee Break: Denver Refugee Student Zahra Abdulameer on the Power of Inclusivity and Diversity

Zahra Abdulameer and her family came to Denver in 2009 from Iraq. She’s one of many refugee students who attend Denver’s South High School—a “welcoming center” school for refugees. She’s one of the students who talked with the leadership of...

A Liberal’s Confession on Vouchers

As a dyed-in-the-wool liberal and as someone who worked in city school districts for a long time, I have a confession to make: I’m not against vouchers. I’m not entirely for them, either. But I am open-minded. I’m somewhere in...

On the Wire…Week of January 30

Many city school districts are part of the “sanctuary city” services that offer special outreach and services to immigrants and refugees. So it has been a tense and anxious time in those districts, especially with last weekend’s executive order targeting...