Alan Gottlieb

Editor, Education News Colorado
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imageAlan Gottlieb spent 15 years as a newspaper journalist before moving into the world of education policy. From 1997 until June 2007, he served as education program officer at The Piton Foundation in Denver. Among other endeavors during that time, he launched and supported programs and initiatives that promoted socio-economic school integration.

Gottlieb also founded and edited The Term Paper, a Piton publication focused on education issues. In 2006, he became editor of HeadFirst Colorado, a statewide education magazine. HeadFirst ultimately became Education News Colorado.

From 1988 to 1997, he was a reporter with The Denver Post. His work focused primarily on urban social issues, including public housing, homelessness and, from 1995-1997, Denver public schools. His coverage of Denver public schools earned several statewide journalism awards.

Gottlieb is the author in "In the Shadow of the Rockies" (Roberts Rinehart Publishers, 1994), a book about the inaugural season of Denver's Major League Baseball team. His first novel, "Ultimate Excursions" (Paandaa Entertainment), was published in 2008. A native of Chicago's South Side, Gottlieb has a bachelor's in English from Colorado College and a master's from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.


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