The Politics of Education Reform

Jan 26th, 2017

We’re still watching the great sessions from this year’s ExcelinEd National Summit! School choice is going to be in the news a lot this year – check out this session that explored how we can ensure the politics of that…

Jason Gaulden’s Top 5 Albums of 2016

Dec 29th, 2016

The following is a breakdown of my favorite albums of the year—and not just a list, but also my explanations of how they earned top honors. 1) A Seat at the Table—by Solange: This album knocked me off my feet….

More Top 5 Lists on Grateful Ed

Dec 21st, 2016

Governor John Hickenlooper, Colorado 1. One Republics – Oh My My 2. Nathanial Rateliff and The Night Sweats – EP A Little Something More 3. The Avett Brothers – True Sadness 4. The Lumineers – Cleopatra 5. Leonard Cohen –…

Charlie Barone’s Top 5 R&B and Hip-Hop Albums of 2016

Dec 19th, 2016

1. Solange – A Seat At The Table: Arguably the album of the year in any category, Solange’s soprano voice blends with sumptuous genre-spanning composition incorporating psychedelia and soul. Add in lyrics that are both topical and personal, and you may…

What’s on your Top 5 music list for 2016?

Dec 13th, 2016

Charles Sahm 1. Hamilton Mixtape 2. Beyoncé Lemonade 3. Hamilton Mixtape 4. Hamilton Mixtape 5. Hamilton Mixtape Chad Aldeman 1. Hamilton Mixtape 2. Michael Kiwanuka 3. Bronze Radio Return 4. Muscle Shoals Soundtrack 5. Creed Soundtrack Mike Magee 1. Beyonce –…

Happy Computer Science Education Week!

Dec 13th, 2016

Tell the truth. Did you even know there was such a thing as Computer Science Education Week? You didn’t, did you? It’s okay. We didn’t know either. And frankly, we missed it. It was last week—December 5-11. Don’t worry. We’ll…

The American Dream: Defined and Measured

Dec 13th, 2016

The idea of the American Dream means different things to different people. However, universally, it’s supposed to mean something good, inspiring, and available to all Americans willing to work for it. David Leonhardt’s piece in the New York Times, while…

Tim Taylor | The Last Waltz Revisited

Dec 2nd, 2016

The Last Waltz Revisited Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, Colorado November 23, 2016 On Thanksgiving night 1976, The Band played their final concert, billed as The Last Waltz, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. The Band was joined on stage by an…

Jason Gaulden | The Reminders & Damien Escobar

Nov 26th, 2016

November 16, 2016 — On this night, the stars aligned. Literally. Positioning of the earth, sun, and moon were putting on an interesting show up above, while down here on Earth, some of music’s bright shining stars came into formation…