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Author : Nicholas Garcia, Chalkbeat Colorado

Coloradans seeking more school funding inch closer to 2018 ballot

Proponents of increasing funding for Colorado’s public schools cleared a major hurdle this week in their attempt to ask voters to bump up taxes on […]...

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January 5, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Colorado stepped in to save its lowest-performing schools in 2017. Whether it will work may not be answered in 2018.

This year marked a turning point for Colorado education officials and the state’s lowest performing schools. Seven years after the state’s current school accountability system […]...

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December 21, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Colorado high schools aren’t sending many students to top colleges, report finds

Most Colorado high schools aren’t sending their graduates to the nation’s highest ranked colleges and universities, a new report finds. Only 4 percent of high […]...

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December 19, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

The new Douglas County school board just ended a controversial voucher program

CASTLE ROCK — The Douglas County school board voted Monday to end a controversial private-school voucher program and directed the school district to end a […]...

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

A minimum salary for Colorado teachers? State officials may ask lawmakers to consider it.

As part of a broad plan to increase the volume of high-quality teachers in Colorado, state officials are considering asking lawmakers to take the bold […]...

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November 22, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Why Gov. Hickenlooper wants to give some Colorado charter schools $5.5 million

If Mike Epke, principal of the New America School in Thornton, had a larger budget, he would like to spend it on technical training and […]...

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November 20, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Anti-voucher slate in Douglas County cruises to victory

An aligned group of Douglas County school board candidates seeking to reverse many of the district’s most controversial policies — including a private-school voucher program […]...

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

Oil man, voucher proponent Alex Cranberg donates $20,000 to Douglas County school board candidates

Four Douglas County school board candidates who want to continue the legal defense of the district’s stalled private-school voucher program continued to bring in more […]...

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November 6, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In
Spending on Colorado school board races by outside groups surpasses $1.5 million

Spending on Colorado school board races by outside groups surpasses $1.5 million

Outside groups seeking to influence school board races in the Denver-metro area continue to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars at a steady clip, new […]...

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November 2, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Douglas County’s politically charged, voucher-driven school board election explained

On a recent Thursday evening, the eight candidates running for a seat on the Douglas County school board gathered on the same stage for the […]...

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October 30, 2017 Chalkbeat, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

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CFOIC presents: Sunshine laws workshops and luncheon

To celebrate 50 years of the Colorado Open Records Act, the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition presents “Sunshine in Your Pocket,” offering tools for both […]

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Republicans running for Colorado governor: Who’s the best defender of oil and gas?

Republican candidates for governor vigorously defended Colorado’s oil and gas operators on Wednesday, including Cynthia Coffman who said she has worked on behalf of the […]

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