The Colorado education round-up for November 1

By Lauren Maslen

Boulder Valley School District

The Kids Helping Kids program brought students from Broomfield’s Coyote Ridge Elementary to Crest View Elementary in Boulder last week to help with flood damage. Coyote Ridge students collected books, supplies, and other donations to help their peers at Crest View. The school was closed for about two weeks after experiencing massive flood damage in September.


A recent study by economists at CU-Boulder showed that, “high-performing foreign-born Ph.D. students improve the ‘creation of knowledge’ in U.S. universities.” CU-Boulder Professor Keith Maskus said providing entrepreneurial visas would benefit the U.S. economy and its technology industry.

Amendment 66 news

Frank Bruni gave a breakdown of Amendment 66 in a recent op-ed column in The New York Times. Bruni said the amendment provides parents with “transparency” and “accountability” of their children’s schools and teachers.

Still confused about Amendment 66? Check out Under the Flatirons’ 2013 Voter’s Guide” by Lars Gesing, including an explanation of the proposed Colorado education amendment.


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