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Author : Melanie Asmar, Chalkbeat Colorado

Barbara O’Brien has three challengers for her DPS board seat so far — and one almost pulled a big upset two years ago

A Denver father who narrowly lost a seat on the Denver Public Schools board to a well-known incumbent two years ago is running again this […]...

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July 13, 2017 Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

Impasse declared in Denver teacher contract negotiations, prompting criticism from union

For the first time in recent history, Denver Public Schools has declared an impasse in ongoing negotiations with the teachers union over a contract governing […]...

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June 29, 2017 The Mix, Uncategorized

As Denver gentrifies, which neighborhoods are losing public school students?

As more young adults move to Denver and the cost of housing skyrockets, some city neighborhoods are seeing drops in the percentages of people of […]...

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June 22, 2017 Just In, The Mix

Gentrification is changing Denver’s schools. This initiative aims to do something about it.

A citywide effort to review how rapid gentrification is changing Denver’s public schools — and come up with ideas to combat the most pernicious effects […]...

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June 6, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

When closing a Denver school, engaging the community to help can prove a balancing act

The cluster of adults ambled from classroom to classroom at Denver’s McGlone Academy. They peeked in as fifth-graders brainstormed essays about Nazi Germany, fourth-graders answered […]...

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June 5, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Denver school board race opens up as Rosemary Rodriguez says she won’t seek re-election

Denver school board member Rosemary Rodriguez said Wednesday that she is not running for re-election, putting her southwest Denver seat up for grabs in what […]...

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May 26, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

A report found black students and teachers in Denver face inequities. Can these 11 recommendations make a difference?

Helping African-American families understand their children’s school choices, offering signing bonuses to prospective black teachers and making student discipline data count in school ratings are […]...

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May 25, 2017 Just In, The Mix

After seven months, recommendations due from Denver task force on African-American equity issues

After a critical report documented concerns about how African-American educators and students in Denver are treated, Denver Public Schools assembled a task force of more […]...

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May 23, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Mix

Denver charter applicant alleges school isn’t getting a fair shot because of ‘prior controversy’

The leader of a Wyoming-based charter school is asking the Denver school board to reject a recommendation that his application to open a school in […]...

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May 19, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

Denver school board votes to close three low-performing schools under new policy

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Melanie Asmar on December 16, 2016 The Denver school board voted unanimously Thursday night to close three persistently low-performing Denver […]...

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December 16, 2016 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

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The Home Front: Cory Gardner is ‘under siege’ amid his ‘hunker-down strategy’ on healthcare

“U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner is under siege,” reports The Denver Post. “For weeks, protesters have rallied outside his offices in Washington and Colorado with the […]

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