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 100,000 strong in the Américas
100,000 strong in the Américas
From students and interns to researchers and teachers, throughout the Western Hemisphere the opportunity to live in each other’s countries, learn each other’s languages, study together, and share knowledge is essential to our connected economies and our relationships. This is the premise of Presi....

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 A heart full of HOPE

A heart full of HOPE
Since 2012, HOPE Online Learning Academy Co-Op has annually recognized one of their staff members “who enthusiastically brings hope, commitment and a sense of team to every relationship, task and activity.” This year’s recipient of the Heart of HOPE, honored at HOPE’s Graduation Ceremony on May 22....

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 Effective teaching is the new measure of equity
Effective teaching is the new measure of equity
The recent ruling on Vergara v. California, in which a Los Angeles Superior Court judge struck down state laws governing the hiring, dismissal, and job security of teachers, generated a flood of responses. Some called the decision historic and have said it will pave the way to get effective teache....

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Helping students become critical thinkers
When Morris Jeff Community School, a charter elementary, reopened its doors in 2010, five years after being destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, journalists were eager to interview Principal Patricia Perkins about the school’s plan to adopt an international education association’s more r....
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Improve education quality for all students
The Common Core State Standards hold promise for low-income students, students of color, English language learners, and students with disabilities, who traditionally perform significantly worse than their peers. The Common Core helps address inequity in education by ensuring all students are taugh....
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HOPE celebrates end of great school year
On Friday, May 30, HOPE Online Learning Academy Co-Op (HOPE) recognized a special group of individuals who are a key to the success of HOPE’s education model. These individuals are the Directors, Managers and Mentors of HOPE’s 39 Learning Centers across Colorado. Through their roles, this team of ....
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60 years after Brown v. Board Of Education
Sixty years ago, Brown v. Board of Education ended legalized racial segregation in our schools, but the significance of the case extended far beyond the classroom. It was the resounding victory of equality and multiculturalism over disenfranchisement and white hegemony that was felt across the cou....
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Resources for financing a college education
Over the past year I have had the opportunity to meet with students, parents, educators and community leaders across the country to discuss the importance of education. I have seen first-hand the remarkable impact leadership, engagement and a rigorous education can have, not only on a student but ....
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Students prepare for life after HOPE
HOPE Online Learning Academy Co-Op provides students with a challenging academic experience with a focus on developing the whole person. HOPE’s diverse community teaches graduates to appreciate and respect differences both among people and across cultures, while the school’s blended learning appro....
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HOPE students to perform at Denver Art Museum
For many students, learning in a traditional setting can be difficult. HOPE Online Learning Academy Co-Op’s unique approach to education recognizes that for at-risk students to be successful, establishing a sense of belonging and affiliation is just as critical as providing high-quality curriculum....
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The looming storm ahead for América’s youth
In 2009, I found myself wandering the streets of New York City caught up in the winds of uncertainty that were sweeping the country. Economic doom had darkened the national mood as companies everywhere had begun to unload employees. I was in desperate need of a job after three years of law school,....
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Student movement leads the way as left reclaims Chile
“I want to pay special homage to my father and to all those who gave their lives in the fight to recover democracy,” an emotional Isabel Allende said upon taking office as the Senate President on March 11th. Allende, a well-known author and is the daughter of Salvador Allende, the former socialist....
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HOPE students make a big bang at Science Expo
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers are becoming increasingly more important in the global economy. A study by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices found that the top 10 bachelor-degree majors with the highest median earnings are all in STEM fiel....
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School-to-prison pipeline for LGBT youth
SSchool discipline policies have been under heightened scrutiny by the U.S. Department of Education because of the disparate impact they have on students of color. Data released last spring by the Office for Civil Rights, or OCR, revealed that rigid school discipline policies—which lead to suspens....
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Will classroom technology help English language learners?
With the adoption of Common Core, the push for more tech-centered classrooms is now getting a boost. Many states are already using Common Core curriculum. Now many districts are preparing to begin the related computer-based assessments—and for that they are buying new devices and increasing their ....
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