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Author : Nicholas Garcia, Chalkbeat Colorado

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

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

Douglas County slate that favors continuing school voucher court case is ahead in early fundraising, records show

A group of candidates that largely supports the direction of the Douglas County School District, especially its embrace of school choice policies, has raised nearly […]...

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

Five things we learned when Colorado’s gubernatorial candidates got on the same stage to talk about education

Nine Republicans and Democrats hoping to become Colorado’s next governor offered contrasting views Friday of the state’s public schools to an audience of more than […]...

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October 16, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In

Colorado bows to federal pressure, adopts second school quality system that penalizes schools for testing opt-out

In an effort to keep federal dollars flowing to Colorado classrooms, the State Board of Education voted Wednesday to create two quality systems for the […]...

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October 12, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Denver, Boulder schools home to the state’s largest achievement gaps based on race, new data shows

Since Colorado introduced new, more challenging state math and English tests in 2015, schools and families have seen a steady — and often slow — […]...

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October 5, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

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