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Author : Melanie Asmar, Chalkbeat Colorado

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

Gentrification is changing Denver schools. These steps aim to address that.

To address declining enrollment and combat segregation, Denver Public Schools should consider a number of steps including creating a clear and community-driven process for consolidating […]...

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December 14, 2017 Education, Housing, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Final Denver school board campaign finance reports show who brought in the most late money

Final campaign finance reports for this year’s hard-fought Denver school board elections are in, and they show a surge of late contributions to Angela Cobián, […]...

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December 12, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In

DPS enrollment projected to drop — and other takeaways from new regional analysis

After growing for nearly two decades, the student population in Denver Public Schools is forecast to drop almost 2 percent by 2021, according to a […]...

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December 8, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Why Denver’s school rating system is coming under fire on multiple fronts

Denver Public Schools’ comprehensive and increasingly complex system for rating schools is facing criticism this year from leaders and advocates on different sides of the […]...

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

Denver teacher elected to school board resigning to comply with conflict-of-interest policy

A Denver teacher recently elected to the school board announced Monday that she is resigning her teaching position to comply with a policy barring employees […]...

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November 29, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

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Former Colorado Gov. Richard Lamm will return to the Denver Press Club as a guest bartender next Tuesday, Jan. 9 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 […]

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Colorado governor’s race: Battle to the ballot begins

Colorado voters are primed for the governor’s race of a generation. With more than a dozen Democratic and Republican hopefuls crisscrossing the state and jockeying […]

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