Wednesday Newscast, 9/27/17, 5:32pm

Sep 27, 2017

 Newscast for Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 5:32pm:

  • The Republican Party’s latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act has failed. 91.5 KRCC’S Bente Birkeland looks at what that means for Democrats, including Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, who is part of a bipartisan plan to improve the individual health insurance market…
     
  • Elmer Harris, an Air Force veteran and fifth-grade teacher from Colorado was in Washington DC today to meet with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos about the nontraditional teaching method he uses — and how it could motivate others to become teachers. Harris’ methodology offers a personalized approach allowing students to use different ways to drive progress and be in charge of their own learning. Harris is one of seven teachers in the nation chosen to meet with DeVos this year through the U.S. Department of Education's fellowship program.