THE MIX

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DPS takes steps to get more students of color into magnet programs for the highly gifted

In years past, winning a spot in one of Denver Public Schools’ eight elementary magnet programs for highly gifted and talented students—especially the sought-after Polaris at Ebert Elementary—required parents to be savvy and informed. > read more

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Wiretap: Who will win Colorado’s GOP Senate primary? Nobody knows.

No winners The National Review takes a look at the Colorado GOP Senate primary races and decides that no one has any idea who will […] > read more

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Secretary of State sued over Jon Keyser’s spot on the ballot

Voters who allege U.S. Senate candidate Jon Keyser’s petition gatherer forged signatures are suing the Secretary of State to get the candidate off the June 28 […] > read more

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Class tensions key in Colorado’s must-watch state House race

House District 3 is divided between Republicans and Democrats, the rich and the poor. The candidates trying to win the June 28 primary for a […] > read more

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After years of drought and overuse, the San Luis Valley aquifer refills

This story first appeared in High Country News.   The San Luis Valley in southern Colorado is an 8,000-square-mile expanse of farmland speckled with potato, […] > read more

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Should preschool suspensions and expulsions be banned?

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Eric Gorski on May 25, 2016 When you hear about suspensions and expulsions, high school may immediately come to mind. But as […] > read more

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Wiretap: Donald Trump would cancel Paris climate accord

Bad energy Donald Trump lays out his energy plan in a North Dakota speech: More fossil fuels, fewer environmental rules and a pledge to “cancel […] > read more

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Why Michael Bennet might be less known than Cory Gardner in Colorado

  Colorado’s Michael Bennet, a Democrat up for re-election this year, is one of the least-known U.S. senators among voters in their home states. That’s […] > read more

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Ryan Frazier won’t be booted from the Senate race

Former Aurora City Councilman Ryan Frazier was set for another debate with his four Republican rivals yesterday when the news came in: A judge ruled he […] > read more

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Texas district responds to protests against Liz Fagen’s hire

A day after announcing former Douglas County School District Superintendent Liz Fagen would take the helm of the 39,000-student Humble (TX) Independent School District, school […] > read more

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Wiretap: Hillary Clinton’s email scandal isn’t disappearing

Trust issues The State Department inspector general’s report on Hillary Clinton’s emails hit her where she is most vulnerable — on the issue of trust. […] > read more

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Coalition: Here’s how Colorado can grow and diversify its teacher workforce

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Nicholas Garcia on May 24, 2016 Colorado lawmakers, teacher preparation programs and school districts should move quickly to address the […] > read more