Nic Garcia

Nic Garcia Nic Garcia is a senior writer at The Dallas Morning News. Previously he was a politics reporter at T

When I was teaching journalism at Metro State, I always told my students to be prepared to pivot into a news cycle at an...
09/20/2020

When I was teaching journalism at Metro State, I always told my students to be prepared to pivot into a news cycle at any minute. That's exactly what happened on Friday when RBG died. I worked through Saturday afternoon to put this story together.

The reverberation of Ginsburg’s death, Trump’s yet-unnamed nominee and confirmation will be felt immediately on a host of issues of importance to Texas...

09/20/2020
09/20/2020
08/18/2018

I started at The Denver Post this week. My first day included attending a hasty press conference with Gov. John Hickenlooper, searching for a transgender lawyer who did not want to be found, and writing about a group seeking to elect more independent candidates.

There were also a lot of great background conversations with elected officials and their communication folks.

Next week looks like a lot more of the same. Plus, I'm going to get to work on The Post's political newsletter.

Which brings me to my question: What are you favorite e-newsletters and why?

The 12 schools are spread throughout Colorado, all serve some the state’s neediest.   https://t.co/89kdOXah72
01/26/2017

The 12 schools are spread throughout Colorado, all serve some the state’s neediest. https://t.co/89kdOXah72

“Time’s up: 12 Colorado schools will face state intervention for not improving https://t.co/5NMlQfT5Zv

01/26/2017

SBE member Flores votes against school ratings because of DPS asking to lower ratings of school and state accepting them.

01/26/2017

JUST IN: A dozen Colorado schools will face sanctions for chronic low performance if SBE approves quality ratings.

01/26/2017

Flores believes state should step in and stop DPS from closing schools, however the state does not have the authority to do so.

01/26/2017

Tension is high between chairwoman Schroeder and member Flores on DPS asking state to lower school ratings.

01/26/2017

I’m at the State Board of Education meeting this morning. School ratings will be released shortly.

01/25/2017

Joint Ed Committee over. Nothing really exciting to report here.

01/25/2017

And then asks what can lawmakers do to help schools with standards work.

01/25/2017

Not really sensing a line of questions that could turn into legislation here re: standards.

01/25/2017

Colsman from CDE says yes. The state is not obligated to maintain CCSS as written in 2010.

01/25/2017

Rep wonders if Colorado can raise standards on its own, without worrying about groups who helped write CCSS.

01/25/2017

Colsman says its more than just standards, but teacher training with standards, development, etc. (2/2)

01/25/2017

Questions about research that the standards are working on boosting student performance. (1/2)

CDE’s Colsman brings up parent friendly standards guide. Here is the link: https://t.co/ni31U7KS6a
01/25/2017

CDE’s Colsman brings up parent friendly standards guide. Here is the link: https://t.co/ni31U7KS6a

) have been created to help families and communities across Colorado better understand the goals and outcomes of the Colorado Academic Standards. The guides describe the “big picture” purpose of the standards, as road maps to help ensure that all Colorado students graduate ready for life, college, a...

01/25/2017

.: "I’m really struck by the delta between the strong support from education advocates and (low support) parents, business owners."

CDE is taking feedback on the standards until end of April. Send feedback here. https://t.co/Fqpvlh1bK3
01/25/2017

CDE is taking feedback on the standards until end of April. Send feedback here. https://t.co/Fqpvlh1bK3

Welcome to CDE's online standards feedback system! This system enables all Coloradans to provide specific feedback on each and every expectation within all 10 content areas of the Colorado Academic Standards. The feedback will be used to inform the department's plan for the upcoming

I had help a House member find the room (not Everett). The new senate committee rooms are snazzy. But smells like paint....
01/25/2017

I had help a House member find the room (not Everett). The new senate committee rooms are snazzy. But smells like paint. https://t.co/oizfN6fLci

“After 5 sessions, I have my first Committee Meeting in a Senate Hearing Room. Joint Education Committee... https://t.co/8X219IGbzQ”

Here’s some background on the state’s standards review: https://t.co/CemTnIljUn
01/25/2017

Here’s some background on the state’s standards review: https://t.co/CemTnIljUn

While Colorado lawmakers have introduced legislation to force the state to drop the Common Core in previous years, their efforts were futile.

01/25/2017

I’m at the Joint Ed Committee hearing where they’re talking about standards.

"You just have to be a little bit brave and a little bit crazy." — Denver teach who organized weekend Women's march. htt...
01/24/2017

"You just have to be a little bit brave and a little bit crazy." — Denver teach who organized weekend Women's march. https://t.co/MkzqBjR3mh

Cheetah McClellan came to teaching later in life.

01/23/2017

. bill passes 11-2. Story coming shortly.

01/23/2017

Bill should easily clear committee with at least three GOP pledging to vote yes.

01/23/2017

. amendment fails, but says it could come back on floor debate.

01/23/2017

Debate on amendment feels like "feels more like judiciary," says to LOL in the room.

01/23/2017

Rep says he believes corporal punishment shouldn't — and likely isn't — happening in .

01/23/2017

Rep. after a huddle with advocacy groups says she's neutral on amendment.

01/23/2017

But and raise concern.

01/23/2017

. introduced amendment that would respect local policy on corporal punishment. accepts it.

01/23/2017

Rep. : "Bottom line, it’s not OK for me to hit you guys, so d should it be OK for an adult to hit a child?"

Address

1089 Bannock Street
Denver, CO
80204

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Nic Garcia posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Nic Garcia:

Share

Category

Nic Garcia

Nic Garcia is a Denver based journalist. He covers government and politics for The Denver Post. He previously worked at Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization focused on education policy, and Out Front, Colorado’s largest LGBT news organization.

Nearby media companies


Other Newspapers in Denver

Show All