August 8, 2014

In this issue:

  • “Trends in Education” Non-partisan, Experts Panel Discussion
  • Judy Solano for Senate – Please support Colorado’s Number One Champion for Children. As a state Representative Judy Sponsored the Preschool bill, Parent’s Choice Bill, and many others. 
  • You are invited to participate in an Informational Workshop to stop Common Core:
    Saturday, August 16th, 2014, from 9am – 4pm in Castle Rock.
    1506 S Wilcox St, Castle Rock, CO 80104
  • Opt Out Articles – the momentum continues
  • The West Ed Study
  • The Pearson Contract
  • Are you one of thousands of teachers laid off? Pearson is hiring test administrators for $10.50 an hour! Are you beginning to see the trend?
  • Recognizing Stefanie Fuhr and Amy DeValk, Voices4PublicEducation, Douglas County has the most test refusals in Colorado!

“Trends in Education” Non-partisan, Experts Panel Discussion

Progressive Women of Colorado presents: “Trends in Education” Non-partisan, Experts Panel Discussion

Guest Speakers: 
Kerrie Dallman, President of the Colorado Education Association, 
Jonna Levine from “Support Jeffco Kids”, 
Ilana Spiegel from “Speak for Cherry Creek”, 
Dr. Val Flores from Denver Public Schools, 
Michelle Winzent from the Colorado Parent Teacher Association, 
Sean VanBerschot from “Teach For America”,
and Cindy Barnard from “Taxpayers for Public Education”. 
(“Stand for Children” and “Great Education Colorado” have also been invited but not confirmed.)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Refreshments 5:15-5:30pm
Event begins 5:30pm-7:30pm
Unity Church, 3021 S.University, Denver, 80210. 
(PWC is not affiliated with the Unity Church.) 

Suggested donation of $5-$10 to PWC at the door. 
Please bring new back-to-school items for children in need.
RSVP: wendy@dreamwisemarketing.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/1466907363558764/

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Judy Solano for Senate

Teachers are heading BACK TO WORK

Students and parents are getting ready for BACK TO SCHOOL

We’re raising funds in the BACK YARD

so we can send JUDY SOLANO, a former educator, 

BACK TO THE CAPITOL!

 
Please join our hosts, Lori Goldstein and Yvonne Bradford, for an event to benefit Judy Solano’s State Senate campaign! 
 
Home of Lori and Michael Goldstein!
3277 W. 102nd Place
Westminster, Co 80031
 
AUGUST 12, 2014
5:00-7:00 p.m.
 
A special thanks to our cohosts: Nancy Perlmutter, Rep. Cherylin Penniston, Phil Corn, Sen. Nancy Todd, Sue Windels, Former DPS Board Member Jeanne Kaplan, Former Sen. Brandon Schafer, Former Sen. Bob Bacon, Lynne Zimmerman, Karen Marquez and Sharon Tonsager of Citizens Coalition for Children’s Success, and Angela Engel of Uniting 4 Kids
 
Please RSVP to (303)517-5387 or judysolano4senate@gmail.com
Suggest donation – $25
 
Please make checks payable to Judy Solano for Senate or donate online at judysolano.com.

__________________________________________

Let’s STOP Common Core, Colorado!!

You are invited to participate in an Informational Workshop on:
Saturday, August 16th, 2014, from 9am – 4pm in Castle Rock.
1506 S Wilcox St, Castle Rock, CO 80104
in the MedVed Conference room located in the Chevy MedVed building. 

Morning informational presentations on issues affecting our children’s education including Common Core Standards, Data Mining, State Mandated Standardized Testing and Violations of Privacy and Parental Rights in our children’s education.

Afternoon session beginning at 1pm will include a very informative talk from Angela Engel on Opting Out/Refusing the Test, followed by Senators Chris Holbert and Justin Everett at 2pm sharing their perspectives from the Colorado legislature.  

We will wrap up with a moderated discussion panel with input given by 
Colorado Department of Education State Board Member Debora Scheffel
Colorado Gubernatorial Matthew Hess
Colorado Attorney General Candidate David K. Williams
Colorado House District 45 Candidate Patrick Neville
to name a few!!

This event is by invitation only and limited space is available.  
RSVPs will be taken on a first come, first serve basis and after 35 attendees, a wait list will begin.  

Click here to RSVP NOW!

www.stopcommoncorecolorado.webs.com

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Opt Out Momentum:

Opting out of Colorado tests
http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/sunday-commentary/20140326-i-opted-my-kids-out-of-standardized-tests.ece

Denver Public Schools’ crippled response to parent asserting their rights
http://northdenvernews.com/denver-public-schools-crippled-response-parent-asserting-rights/

Parents can opt out of tests  George Saiter
http://gazette.com/letters-fracking-starts-to-look-pretty-good-opting-out-of-tests/article/1513849

WestEd: Colorado Assesment Implementation Study

Pearson Contract

In this issue:

  • “Trends in Education” Non-partisan, Experts Panel Discussion
  • Judy Solano for Senate – Please support Colorado’s Number One Champion for Children. As a state Representative Judy Sponsored the Preschool bill, Parent’s Choice Bill, and many others. 
  • You are invited to participate in an Informational Workshop to stop Common Core:
    Saturday, August 16th, 2014, from 9am – 4pm in Castle Rock.
    1506 S Wilcox St, Castle Rock, CO 80104
  • Opt Out Articles – the momentum continues
  • The West Ed Study
  • The Pearson Contract
  • Are you one of thousands of teachers laid off? Pearson is hiring test administrators for $10.50 an hour! Are you beginning to see the trend?
  • Recognizing Stefanie Fuhr and Amy DeValk, Voices4PublicEducation, Douglas County has the most test refusals in Colorado!

“Trends in Education” Non-partisan, Experts Panel Discussion

Progressive Women of Colorado presents: “Trends in Education” Non-partisan, Experts Panel Discussion

Guest Speakers: 
Kerrie Dallman, President of the Colorado Education Association, 
Jonna Levine from “Support Jeffco Kids”, 
Ilana Spiegel from “Speak for Cherry Creek”, 
Dr. Val Flores from Denver Public Schools, 
Michelle Winzent from the Colorado Parent Teacher Association, 
Sean VanBerschot from “Teach For America”,
and Cindy Barnard from “Taxpayers for Public Education”. 
(“Stand for Children” and “Great Education Colorado” have also been invited but not confirmed.)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Refreshments 5:15-5:30pm
Event begins 5:30pm-7:30pm
Unity Church, 3021 S.University, Denver, 80210. 
(PWC is not affiliated with the Unity Church.) 

Suggested donation of $5-$10 to PWC at the door. 
Please bring new back-to-school items for children in need.
RSVP: wendy@dreamwisemarketing.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/1466907363558764/

_________________________________________

Judy Solano for Senate

Teachers are heading BACK TO WORK

Students and parents are getting ready for BACK TO SCHOOL

We’re raising funds in the BACK YARD

so we can send JUDY SOLANO, a former educator, 

BACK TO THE CAPITOL!

 
Please join our hosts, Lori Goldstein and Yvonne Bradford, for an event to benefit Judy Solano’s State Senate campaign! 
 
Home of Lori and Michael Goldstein!
3277 W. 102nd Place
Westminster, Co 80031
 
AUGUST 12, 2014
5:00-7:00 p.m.
 
A special thanks to our cohosts: Nancy Perlmutter, Rep. Cherylin Penniston, Phil Corn, Sen. Nancy Todd, Sue Windels, Former DPS Board Member Jeanne Kaplan, Former Sen. Brandon Schafer, Former Sen. Bob Bacon, Lynne Zimmerman, Karen Marquez and Sharon Tonsager of Citizens Coalition for Children’s Success, and Angela Engel of Uniting 4 Kids
 
Please RSVP to (303)517-5387 or judysolano4senate@gmail.com
Suggest donation – $25
 
Please make checks payable to Judy Solano for Senate or donate online at judysolano.com.

__________________________________________

Let’s STOP Common Core, Colorado!!

You are invited to participate in an Informational Workshop on:
Saturday, August 16th, 2014, from 9am – 4pm in Castle Rock.
1506 S Wilcox St, Castle Rock, CO 80104
in the MedVed Conference room located in the Chevy MedVed building. 

Morning informational presentations on issues affecting our children’s education including Common Core Standards, Data Mining, State Mandated Standardized Testing and Violations of Privacy and Parental Rights in our children’s education.

Afternoon session beginning at 1pm will include a very informative talk from Angela Engel on Opting Out/Refusing the Test, followed by Senators Chris Holbert and Justin Everett at 2pm sharing their perspectives from the Colorado legislature.  

We will wrap up with a moderated discussion panel with input given by 
Colorado Department of Education State Board Member Debora Scheffel
Colorado Gubernatorial Matthew Hess
Colorado Attorney General Candidate David K. Williams
Colorado House District 45 Candidate Patrick Neville
to name a few!!

This event is by invitation only and limited space is available.  
RSVPs will be taken on a first come, first serve basis and after 35 attendees, a wait list will begin.  

Click here to RSVP NOW!

www.stopcommoncorecolorado.webs.com

_________________________________________________________________

Opt Out Momentum:

Opting out of Colorado tests
http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/sunday-commentary/20140326-i-opted-my-kids-out-of-standardized-tests.ece

Denver Public Schools’ crippled response to parent asserting their rights
http://northdenvernews.com/denver-public-schools-crippled-response-parent-asserting-rights/

Parents can opt out of tests  George Saiter
http://gazette.com/letters-fracking-starts-to-look-pretty-good-opting-out-of-tests/article/1513849

WestEd: Colorado Assesment Implementation Study

Pearson Contract

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Now Hiring Pearson Test Administrator
Indeed Job ID: 2014-26949
# of Positions: 1
Position Type: Regular Part Time
Category: Testing Center
Pearson VUE is seeking a part-time Test Administrator for our
Wheat Ridge, COlocation.
SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS:
Our ideal candidate demonstrates flexibility and teamwork.
*This is strictly a part-time position and will remain as such.
*This position is not benefit eligible.
*Ability to work 5-15 hours per week with an expectation to work more hours as needed.
*Employees must be available to work various shifts between the hours of 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM various shifts as scheduled, any day Monday through Friday.
*Saturday hours are 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM about 2 Saturdays per month.
*Schedules are available at least 2 weeks in advance.
*Starting Pay $10.50/hr.
The Test Administrator position is responsible for providing a secure exam delivery and superior customer service in a comfortable friendly environment.
*Understands and complies with all testing procedures.
*Checks in examinees, verifies identification, and explains the exam process.
*Monitors examinees while testing.
*Maintains a secure testing environment.
*Communicates with internal departments to investigate and fix technical issues.
*Strictly adheres to company policies using careful judgment.
*Light housekeeping duties such as vacuuming, sanitizing keyboards, office trash, etc.
*Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
*Minimum of 1 year customer service experience required.
*Strong communication skills are a must.
*Must be flexible in work hours and days.
*Ability to lift up to 20 lbs on occasion.
*Must be comfortable in a quiet testing environment.
*Beginner to Intermediate experience in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook).
*High school diploma or equivalent.

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Featured education leaders:

Congratulations to Amy DeValk and Stefanie Fuhr, the cofounders of Voices for Public Education. Douglas County had the highest number of students Opting Out! Mom’s taking action really does make a difference! These community leaders have brought the voices of Kris Nielsen, Peggy Robertson, Tim Sleker, Anthony Cody, Jennifer Berkshire, Shaun Johnson and Pasi Sahlberg.

https://www.facebook.com/VoicesForPublicEducation

About
Voices for Public Education is a place to educate, empower and take actions to support public education. We believe in “Our Community, Our Schools”.
Description
Voices for Public Education is dedicated to educating the community to empower individuals to act and take back our public schools.
We educate by:
• Bringing in national education experts to discuss education reform and offer alternatives
• Building personal relationships to tell our story
• Supporting other community groups fighting education reform
We empower by:
• Working with our school communities to develop actions to take back our schools
• Giving teachers, parents, students and community members a voice in decision-making
We act by:
• Creating actions for both quick “wins” and long term goals
• Providing the resources and information for people to take individual actions
• Partnering with and supporting other grassroots organizations
Contact: voices4publiceducation@gmail.com

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