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Author : Eric Gorski, Chalkbeat Colorado

Why this year’s Denver school board election has become so combative

The Denver school board election has grown more contentious in its waning days, with accusations flying about the influence of outside money and attempts to […]...

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November 3, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Head of Denver schools: Removing DACA protections for undocumented immigrants would be ‘catastrophic’

Rolling back protections for undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children would prove “catastrophic” for Denver Public Schools and the city, DPS Superintendent […]...

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August 31, 2017 Immigration, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Denver teachers union, members of progressive wing diverge on key school board races

The Denver teachers union and a caucus within the union are split over who to support in two competitive school board races that could determine […]...

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August 7, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Updated: Betsy DeVos is coming to Denver Thursday to speak to the conservative group ALEC — and protesters are ready

Updated, July 18: U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s public schedule shows she will be in Denver Thursday to speak at the annual meeting of the American Legislative […]...

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July 17, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Could a modest summer bus pass program for youth help unlock Denver’s bigger student transportation problems?

City officials are giving away 1,500 cash-loaded transit cards to Denver young people ages 14 to 19, hopeful that data gathered as a result will […]...

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July 12, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

How Denver Public Schools is assuring immigrant families that their children are safe in city schools

As fears spread in immigrant communities about enforcement crackdowns, Denver Public Schools officials took extra steps last week to assure families that the district will […]...

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February 20, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

These five Jeffco public schools face possible closure. Here’s why.

Five Jefferson County elementary schools in three different areas of the state’s second largest school district would be closed after this school year as part […]...

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January 27, 2017 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Sen. Michael Bennet to Betsy DeVos: Come visit Denver, where school choice is different

Could the next Republican secretary of education soon be visiting Denver Public Schools, a popular destination for the last two Democrats who’ve held the job? […]...

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January 18, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

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 […]...

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May 27, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

Why Colorado’s testing opt-out movement could struggle to build on 2015’s big numbers

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Eric Gorski on April 27, 2016 A year ago, thousands of Colorado students, parents and educators fed up with state […]...

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April 27, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

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The Home Front: Longmont coughs up $200,000 for ‘warrantless police dog searches’ at a subsidized apartment

“Longmont on Tuesday announced that it has agreed to pay $210,000 to four tenants of The Suites and their ACLU attorneys as part of a […]

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