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 HOPE students to perform at Denver Art Museum
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

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

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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HOPE students head to court (for school!)
Every year, the Colorado Bar Association (CBA) sponsors a mock trial competition, engaging over 1,500 students in judicial process. This year marks the first time HOPE Online Learning Academy Co-Op sent a team to the competition. Seven students from Roca Fuerte Learning Academy spent three hours a....
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CHCI internship program strengthens diversity
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), the nation's premier Latino youth leadership development and educational services organization, welcomed the arrival of its 2014 Spring Congressional Internship class to Washington, D.C., this month. Twenty undergraduates arrived from nine state....
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Fill out FAFSA, get help paying for college
During her visit to T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia, First Lady Michelle Obama asked students a good question: Why would the First Lady of the United States come to a school and spend time with students “just to watch you fill out a computer form?” The answer is that filling out....
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In-state tuition bill for veterans passes
This week marked a hopeful change in tuition costs for veterans attending college on the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The House unanimously passed legislation that requires public universities to charge veterans in-state tuition rates regardless of the veteran’s past state residency. If the university fail....
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Harris-Perry is 2014 Noel Visiting Professor
Metropolitan State University of Denver announces Melissa V. Harris-Perry, host of MSNBC's “Melissa Harris-Perry,” and nationally recognized author of “Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America,” as this year’s Rachel B. Noel Distinguished Visiting Professor. On Feb. 27....
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Lessons learned from a former bully
According to studies by the American Medical Association, more than 3.2 million youths experience “moderate” or “serious” bullying. In my case, it started as early as I can remember. I can recall saying to one classmate in kindergarten, “Listen, this is my playground kid,” as I held a pointy obje....
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What do you know about student-loan debt?
As college-application deadlines approach, high school seniors and their families are trying to figure out which colleges to apply to or attend. Millions of older Americans are also thinking about starting or returning to school to complete a degree or certification program in order to boost their....
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Program to provide $150,000 to college students
For the sixth straight year, MassMutual will offer $150,000 in scholarships to high-achieving college students across the country. The company plans to give thirty scholarships to hard-working students who have an interest in pursuing careers in the insurance and financial services industries. "T....
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DPS: Deadline for school choice is Jan. 31
In its third year, Denver Public Schools’ SchoolChoice program is showing strong participation among Denver families, with thousands of families having already submitted their applications for school year 2014-2015 – weeks before the Jan. 31, 2014 deadline. Last week, DPS’ SchoolChoice program, a ....
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