Education

Higher Education
3:28 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

CrossCurrents - Western Slope College Fair

Kitty Boone of the Aspen Institute with Dr. Kathy Klug on this year's Western Slope College Fair, Sunday October 6th.

More about the fair at: cwscollegefair.org

CrossCurrents
3:25 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

CrossCurrents - Haiti School Project Update

Al Cunningham and Richard DeCampo of the Haiti School Project. Also an update from Haiti School Project co-founder Tim Myers from Haiti.

More on the project: http://haitischoolproject.org/

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Education
9:46 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Local State Representative Behind Controversial Education Funding Bill

Millie Hamner represents District 61 in the Statehouse, which includes Pitkin County. She introduced a controversial K/12 school funding bill during the latest legislative session.
Credit @millie_hamner (Twitter)

 

The latest legislative session in Denver was the first Lawmaker Millie Hamner spent representing Pitkin County. It was the democratic representative’s second term, but a redraw of legislative maps in 2011, broadened her district to include Pitkin County. A former superintendent of schools, she now chairs the education committee at the Statehouse. Her most controversial bill this session centered on funding for k-12 education. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen spoke with her about it shortly after the session ended on May 8th.


 

 

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CrossCurrents
5:37 am
Wed May 22, 2013

CrossCurrents - Aspen Ideas Fest: Digital Promise & Energy Innovation

Adam Frankel is founding executive director of Digital Promise, a bipartisan, public-private partnershipchartered by Congress to spur innovation in education. Frankel was special assistant to the president and senior speechwriter for President Obama after speechwriting on Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.

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Early Childhood Literacy
8:25 pm
Sun May 19, 2013

Must Do: Read Well By Third Grade

Terri Caine, Co-founder of Summit 54 (L) Colorado Lt. Governor Joe Garcia (R)
Credit Roger Adams

A recent study shows that 40 percent of Colorado high school graduates who go on to college need remedial help with at least one subject.  This high number may in part be the result of problems the kids had as far back as first and second grade.  A major factor, educators believe, is a lack of adequate early literacy.  As Aspen Public Radio’s Roger Adams explains, reading skills must be acquired at a very young age.

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