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Who Else is reading Your Emails

Who is reading your email? That’s the opening question of a recent Jared Polis email. The poorly disguised solicitation for contributions then continues to suggest that he is concerned about the private communications of Americans being subject to warrant-less searches … Continue reading

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TSD Teachers’ behavior criticized by State Senator

by Craig Masters At the March 19, meeting of the Thompson School District Board of Education a notable observer, State Senator Kevin Lundberg, was in the audience. After witnessing first hand the disgraceful behavior of too many district teachers, Senator … Continue reading

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Dems issue conflicting messages on Obamacare following Florida loss

By Jack Minor –   Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee said in November, “You’re darn right that our candidates are going to run on the advantage that Obamacare will be going into the 2014 election. The choice … Continue reading

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LESS FUNDING + MORE MANDATES + EROSION OF LOCAL CONTROL = UNACCEPTABLE RESULTS

By Weld Commissioner Mike Freeman–   With regard to the formation of a 51st state, no issue is more important than education. A new state with new educational goals would provide our children with the schooling they deserve and a … Continue reading

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ACLU attacks student-led prayer at football games

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. — Alliance Defending Freedom sent a Michigan School District a legal letter Friday after the ACLU formally complained about prayers at the conclusion of football games that school officials found to be voluntary and student-led. “There’s no legitimate basis for … Continue reading

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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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District 6 closure catches parents off guard

by Jack Minor –   Many parents who went to drop their children off at school today were surprised to learn that District 6 had cancelled classes on Tuesday.   At around 5 AM District officials made the decision to … Continue reading

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Tribune takes Greeley voters to the woodshed over District 6 scores

by Peter Grady –   The head of a local political organization has taken issue with a recent editorial by the Greeley Tribune placing the blame for low test scores on voters.   In a recent editorial, District 6 needs … Continue reading

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Who will speak for Greeley’s children?

by Craig Masters Mired in the muck at the bottom of the learning well, Greeley students continue to suffer while a truly inept superintendent fiddles on her golden fiddle. Why do the parents of district 6 students continue to accept … Continue reading

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District 6 plunges to “priority improvement” status under Lang’s leadership

by Peter Grady –   District 6 announced a shocking bit of news Monday evening when it was revealed that the educational program under Superintendent Ranelle Lang has resulted in the Greeley-Evans school district being dropped to one step from … Continue reading

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Lang defends administrator salary, says they work more than teachers

by Jack Minor –   District 6 Superintendent Ranelle Lang has responded to criticism that a teacher who has been teaching in district classrooms for over 25 years is making less than the new communications director by saying the amount … Continue reading

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Historic district to celebrate 10 year anniversary

GREELEY — The Greeley Historic Preservation Commission and the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) invite all Greeley residents to an event to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the designation of the Downtown Greeley Historic District on the Greeley Historic Register (GHR) … Continue reading

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Numbers for 3A don’t quite add up

by Jack Minor –   While voters are being asked to approve a tax increase to build a replacement school for John Evans, a closer look at the numbers being given to voters for the cost of the project apparently … Continue reading

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District received funds for asbestos abatement, has no record where funds went

by Jack Minor –   Officials with School District 6 say the district had received funds for asbestos abatement for schools such as John Evans some years ago from a lawsuit, but now there is no record of the settlement … Continue reading

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District 6 has history of not being wise stewards of their finances

by Brett Reese —     I asked the editor of the Northern Colorado Gazette to reprint my letter of Feb 2011 to help us all decide whether or not to trust this administration…   As easy and fun as … 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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“Skip” Carlson best qualified for House race

I have real concerns for our country, state, and the politics that affect us all. Loyalty to political parties trumps the message of the candidate and what they stand for in this day and age of media sound bites. I … Continue reading

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Bond issue good deal for taxpayers

by Scott Rankin — Whenever I hear about a tax increase being proposed, I usually cringe.  My immediate reaction is that I already pay too much in taxes, especially to the federal government. After gaining my composure, I typically ask … Continue reading

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District 6 goes into campaign mode for 3A

by Jack Minor –   The Greeley/Evans District 6 Board of Education appears to be going into a full blown campaign mode in an attempt to get voters to approve a bond issue this November.   At September’s Parent Teacher … Continue reading

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District “number ban” based on experience

by Jack Minor –   While the Greeley/Evans School District’s policy on banning certain numbers being displayed, including 18, which is the number of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, officials said the reasoning is actually based on experience.   The … Continue reading

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Bond issue District’s to lose, conservative leader says

by Jack Minor –   A local leader of a conservative group says while he agrees that John Evans Middle School needs to be torn down, if voters do not pass a bond issue this November school board officials will … Continue reading

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D6 board acknowledges trust issue as ballot language approved

by Jack Minor –   Acknowledging there is a trust issue with the Greeley/Evans District 6 school board and the community, the board approved the official language for a November ballot question asking voters for a bond issue that would … Continue reading

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Jeffco approves bond measure but money won’t go to students

by Peter Grady –   While Greeley/Evans District 6 has formed an exploratory committee about a bond issue this November, the Jeffco school district has already done so, however critics say very little funding will actually go to benefit students. … Continue reading

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Govt. considers banning popcorn, milk

by Matt Lacy  –     Following earlier reports that the city of New York was considering banning soft drinks over 12 ounces, a panel hand-picked by Mayor Michael Bloomberg is considering banning other food items as well.   At … Continue reading

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Feds: submit school board to evaluation to get funding

by Jack Minor —   In what some have said is an attempt to assert more local control over local schools, the Obama administration has said individual school districts can now apply for Race to the Top funds if they … Continue reading

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School Board member tells public – it’s none of their business

a commentary by Craig Masters Nancy Rumfelt stepped to the podium at the Wednesday meeting of the Thompson School District Board of Education and the standing room crowd of teachers was dead quiet. The main item on the agenda was … Continue reading

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University district to conduct oral history meetings

Staff Reports —   GREELEY – A series of meetings has been set to gather oral histories from long time residents of neighborhoods in the University District.  The next meeting will be in the Glenmere neighborhood.  Staff from the Historic … Continue reading

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ACLU now worried about “magical” words

by Jack Minor —     While the American Civil Liberties Union is well known for attempts to prevent students from voluntarily praying at graduation ceremonies, it is now gone a step further in wants to ban the words  “invocation” … Continue reading

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Thompson School Board needs to hear from Taxpayers Tonight!

By Craig Masters The following e-mail was distributed by the Loveland 9-12. It was titled, “Letter from Nancy Rumfelt regarding tonight’s meeting.” It is reprinted here to illustrate two very important points: 1) there are still people willing to step … Continue reading

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Congress addresses sexual misconduct by educators

by Matt Lacy —   A measure has been introduced in Congress that would help stop the problem of school personnel accused of sexual misconduct from simply being transferred from one district to another. Steve Gunn with the Education Action … Continue reading

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Area schools receive No Place for Hate program recognition

By Craig Masters Forty-five elementary, middle and high schools across Colorado have been recognized by the Anti-Defamation League for successfully completing the 2011-2012 school year program titled, “No Place for Hate.” This May marked the sixth year of the program … Continue reading

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Vindication: Mainstream media discovers Reese right about Broadmoor

by Jack Minor –   Former Greeley/Evans District 6 school board member Brett Reese says a recent story by a Denver television station was a perfect example of the type of fiscal mismanagement he tried to fight while serving on … Continue reading

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District 6 to kids: “No more candy, cake for you”

by Jack Minor – Parents attending a parent-teacher organization meeting at Scott elementary school received some shocking news from the district, sweets of any kind are no longer permitted for the majority of students.   Jenna Raymond, with the district … Continue reading

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Students targeted for leftist activism

by Craig Masters Two days after activist Sandra Fluke testified to congress that she needed taxpayers to buy her birth control in order to be able to afford to keep up with the amount of sex she was having at … Continue reading

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D6 students have chance to “jump ahead” during summer classes

by Jack Minor — Students in Greeley/Evans schools will have an opportunity to advance one full year in a subject area this summer as part of a new program provided by the district this year. The program offers opportunities for … Continue reading

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