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Author : Melanie Asmar, Chalkbeat Colorado

Split decision: In two Denver school board races, challengers leading incumbents

Two school board candidates who agree with the direction of Denver Public Schools and two who want the district to change its trajectory were leading […]...

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November 8, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Two candidates with southwest Denver roots battle to represent region on school board

Two political newcomers are dueling for a wide-open school board seat in southwest Denver, a region of the city that has seen a multitude of […]...

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October 26, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Inside the three-candidate battle for northeast Denver’s school board seat

Of the Denver school board races on the November ballot, none packs more intrigue than the fight for District 4. The three-person slate of candidates […]...

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October 23, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In

Record number of Denver schools earn top ratings on latest district quality scale

More Denver schools this year earned the top two ratings on the district’s five-color scale than ever before, a spike officials say reflects the record […]...

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October 13, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

What’s different about this year’s Denver school board election? Betsy DeVos, for one

In many ways, the storylines of this year’s Denver school board election feel familiar. Those who embrace the district’s policies, and those who remain resistant. […]...

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October 9, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In

Denver East High principal Andy Mendelsberg out after investigation into cheerleading scandal

The principal of Denver’s biggest high school has retired after an investigation into how school district officials handled complaints about the actions of the school’s […]...

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September 22, 2017 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Most Denver students are kids of color. Most teachers are white. That hasn’t changed, despite recent efforts.

Despite efforts to diversify its teacher workforce, Denver Public Schools still faces an imbalance that plagues many school districts across the country: About three-quarters of […]...

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September 22, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

Upward trend: More of Denver’s youngest students are reading at grade-level

Denver Public Schools is celebrating a double-digit jump from the beginning to the end of last school year in the percentage of its youngest students […]...

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August 28, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Denver Public Schools posts record gains on latest state tests

Denver students made more academic progress on state English and math tests last year than ever before, and the overall percentage of third- through ninth-graders […]...

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August 18, 2017 Education, Just In, Uncategorized

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

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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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