Author : Melanie Asmar, Chalkbeat Colorado

‘Existing in a world of violence since we were born:’ Denver students walk out in protest

Sixteen-year-old Emma Friday walked out because she’s “sick of the violence.” Fiona Harris, 15, walked out because, she said, “everyone deserves an education. The fact […]...

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March 14, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Colorado’s high court: There’s no such thing as teacher tenure

The Denver teachers who challenged a landmark state law that allows school districts to put certain experienced educators on unpaid leave lost their cases Monday. […]...

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March 12, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Interim Manual High principal named as district begins search for permanent leader

Renard Simmons, principal of the Denver Center for 21st Century Learning, has been named interim principal of Manual High School following the unexpected resignation of […]...

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March 6, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Denver wants to expand its ‘innovation zone’ even as big money questions remain

The Denver school district is soliciting more schools to join its first “innovation zone,” a bold experiment that grants broad autonomy to public schools, even […]...

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February 6, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Pushback on charter school contracts shows new divide on Denver school board

In an urban district nationally known for collaborating with charter schools, two new Denver school board members made clear Thursday that the publicly funded but […]...

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January 29, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

More money for poor students and cuts to central office: A first look at the Denver school district’s budget plan

Denver district officials are proposing to cut as many as 50 central office jobs next year while increasing the funding schools get to educate the […]...

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January 15, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In

What’s in a school lunch? A Denver district wants parents to see for themselves

To show parents the days of microwaved chicken nuggets and jiggly fruit cocktail are over, Denver school district officials have produced a how-to cooking video […]...

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January 9, 2018 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

‘It is kind of crushing:’ Southwest Denver projected to lose nearly 2,000 students

When Eve Ulloa started working as the parent liaison at Denver’s Castro Elementary School nearly two decades ago, the building was bustling with more than […]...

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January 8, 2018 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats

Concerns about reading scores and school ratings prompt Denver district to send letters to families

Early elementary school families in Denver will get individual reading progress reports from the school district next month explaining how their children are doing against […]...

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December 28, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Civil rights and community groups: Adjust inflated Denver elementary school ratings

The leaders of six community groups issued a joint letter Thursday calling on the Denver school board to immediately correct what they called misleading and […]...

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December 15, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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Colorado Attorney General candidate debate on March 15. All invited.

The Colorado Criminal Defense Bar (CCDB) and the Community College of Denver (CCD) Paralegal Program are holding a public debate for the candidates seeking the position […]

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The Home Front: In immigration meeting with Trump, Colorado sheriff asks for federal funds to ‘indemnify sheriffs when sued by the ACLU’

“Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith was among a small group of law enforcement officials invited to the White House on Tuesday to speak about immigration […]

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