A New Chapter in Teacher Background Checks

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The last thing anyone wants is someone with a history of child abuse or neglect working in our classrooms. That doesn’t mean, however, that subjecting childcare center or teaching job candidates to endless or redundant background checks makes much sense, either – especially when there’s a shortage of teachers nationwide. The Colorado Legislature took that… Read more »

The One Big Problem with Arming Teachers

Editor’s note: This article was first published in January 2017. The question of whether to arm teachers is back in the news, stirring up a debate that Coloradans know all too well. Yet regardless of how anyone feels about it, the idea poses a big problem for schools: finding an insurance company willing to cover… Read more »

Are Schools Following their Own Anti-Bullying Policies?

While hardly far from mind nowadays, the problem of children bullying children received renewed attention when Melania Trump announced she would join the fight against online bullying and harassment as the nation’s next First Lady. “Our culture has gotten too mean and too rough, especially to children and teenagers,” Mrs. Trump said in her announcement…. Read more »