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Tribune calls District 6 students “resources”

Recent revelations that District 6 will be letting nearly 20 percent of their new teachers has caused the Greeley Tribune to blame part of the problem on charter schools by categorizing students as “resources” that the district is losing.   … Continue reading

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Something to ponder on the bond issue for a new John Evans school

Questions on the tax increase for a new John Evans     The      proposed site at 65th        Ave and 37th St would require a      minimum of $ 4-6 million for infrastructure (taps, curb, gutter sidewalks      ect.) … Continue reading

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Concern expressed over Common Core science standards

by Jack Minor —   New K-12 science standards have been introduced with an eye more on depth than breadth and that has caused some to be concerned. Organizers are hopeful that most, if not all, states will adopt these … Continue reading

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Fraud, Hillary Clinton and the Muslim Sisterhood

by Craig Masters In a video of the 7th Annual Immigration Law Update held May 15, 2007, ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cr8YEIdvatw) a panel of speakers is recorded detailing how to technically comply with immigration laws to win special work visas known as … Continue reading

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“Ritual washings” and Muslim prayers paid for by taxpayers

by Craig Masters On the last Sunday in January, Catholic priests around the country told their congregations the “news” about the latest assault on Christianity in America. In Pittsburgh, Bishop David Zubik wrote that President Obama had told Catholics, “To … Continue reading

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Greeley schools on track to comply with proposed legislation to eliminate all trans-fats

by Jack Minor – The Greeley/Evans school district would not have any problem meeting the requirements of a proposed bill that would be the strictest in the nation by banning all trans-fat from school lunchrooms and buildings. Sen. Lucia Guzman … Continue reading

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No Child Left Behind 2001: is it simply being traded in for a newer model?

Do Greeley schools have cause to celebrate? By Craig Masters February 9, President Obama signed an executive order granting waivers for 10 states from complying with the federal law entitled the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. New Mexico, on … Continue reading

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Reese? Judge For Yourself

Guest Column By Sam Hill www.greeleyreport.com It’s so interesting to observe failing systems propping up other failing systems.  That’s why it came as no surprise when the ailing, failing Lib Trib came out with yet another whack and attack piece against … Continue reading

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Many turn out to reach District 6 board members at Chappelow

Story and photo by Jack Minor  An unusually large crowd turned out this week to share  concerns, opinions and express frustration with the school system.   The District 6 board of education held a community engagement survey at the Chappelow … Continue reading

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National Curricula?

By Mike Bauman There is a movement among state education chiefs and the National Governors Association called the Common Core Standards Initiative.  The movement is funded in large part by public monies (including 31.6 million in extra stimulus funds) provided … Continue reading

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School Board continues pattern of hostility toward charters

By Mike Bauman Treachery lurks in honeyed words. -Danish Proverb Monday night the District 6 Board of Education voted to deny Union Colony Preparatory School’s application to add a K-5 track to their existing successful program. The West Ridge Academy … Continue reading

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Does Greeley Need Another Middle School?

By Mike Bauman The School Board’s District Advisory Committee recently said in a report to the Board of Education, they could find little evidence that School District 6 needed additional choices at the middle school level. A review of the … Continue reading

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Local residents overwhelmingly support charter school expansion

Story and photo By Jack Minor Residents at a public forum regarding the approval of two new charter schools overwhelmingly showed their support for the proposal on Monday, Nov. 8. The hearing was held regarding two new applications for charter … Continue reading

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Board of Education Set to Require Charter Schools Break Law for Consideration

By Mike Bauman At a recent School Board meeting, the Board of Education and its “Accountability Committee” indicated a desire to “require” new charter schools to address how they will ensure their enrollment will mirror the demographic of the community.  Board … Continue reading

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Sparks fly as District 6 passes budget

By Jack Minor Harsh words were exchanged as the Greeley-Evans District 6 School Board voted to pass the 2010-2011 Budget on Monday. The meeting began cordially as the board dealt with several items on the agenda; however when time came … Continue reading

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District to be accredited by state

By Jack Minor At the Greeley/Evans District 6 School Board meeting last Monday night, board members discussed the ramifications of the Education Accountability Act passed by the state legislature that now allows the State to accredit school districts. Under a … Continue reading

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Feisty meeting, as District 6 Board discusses survey

By Jack Minor Tensions were high at this week’s school board meeting, as they discussed the executive summary of a study relating money to performance. The meeting began on a positive note, as students from area schools participating in the … Continue reading

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Today’s school board

Today’s school board and district are paying the price of decisions made, ten to twelve years ago. Those decisions most costly, include no real workable plan to prepare all children to enter school with basic skills needed to succeed. Due to … Continue reading

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