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Author : Nicholas Garcia, Chalkbeat Colorado

Landmark school discipline reform legislation killed by Republicans on Colorado Senate panel

A bipartisan attempt to reform how Colorado schools discipline their youngest students died Monday, even after the bill’s sponsors offered amendments to placate rural school […]...

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April 18, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Mix

Vote on Colorado education plan erupts into war of words over which kids benefit

The State Board of Education on Thursday unanimously approved Colorado’s federally required education plan, but not before two of its most outspoken members questioned whether it […]...

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April 14, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

This Denver High School student is running for a school board seat. (Yes, he’s 18)

Auontai “Tay” Anderson is student body president of Manual High School, chair of the Colorado High School Democrats and command sergeant major of the Junior […]...

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April 4, 2017 Politics, The Mix

The U.S. Supreme Court just strengthened rights for students with disabilities

  In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday better defined the federal standard public schools must meet for its special education students. […]...

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March 22, 2017 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized

Colorado schools face an uphill battle as lawmakers wrestle with budget

Colorado lawmakers learned Friday that balancing the state budget just got about $135 million harder. That’s the increase in the shortfall between available money and […]...

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March 17, 2017 Education, Just In, Uncategorized

Corporal punishment bill goes down in Colorado Senate committee

A Republican-controlled state Senate committee Monday killed a bill that would have prohibited corporal punishment in Colorado’s public schools and day care centers that receive […]...

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March 14, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

The state tried to save one Colorado school before and failed. Now it is about to try again — with 12.

A neighborhood school serving mostly black and Latino students had been failing for too long. Despite an all-out effort to boost test scores — even […]...

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March 11, 2017 Education, In-Depth, Just In, The Mix

Congressman Jared Polis is more worried about Congress than about Betsy DeVos. Here’s why.

Colorado Congressman Jared Polis worries more about Congress creating bad education policy than about U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos enacting it. But that doesn’t mean […]...

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March 7, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Colorado’s transgender students will still get to use the bathrooms they choose despite Trump’s order. Here’s why.

Colorado students shouldn’t have to worry about new guidance from the Trump administration that rescinds federal protections for transgender students because of existing state law […]...

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February 23, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Meet the Colorado Republicans who want to reclaim their party’s education reform agenda

A small group of well-established Colorado Republicans are aiming to make education reform a top priority for the GOP again. Ready Colorado, a political nonprofit, […]...

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February 4, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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Indy reporter Marianne Goodland talks statehouse politics on KMGH

Indy reporter Marianne Goodland joined KMGH anchor Nicole Brady on Sunday, April 10 to talk about the latest news from the Colorado General Assembly. Goodland reviewed the […]

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The Home Front: Colorado police found ‘heroin laced with an extremely powerful elephant tranquilizer’

“Police discovered pills containing heroin laced with an extremely powerful elephant tranquilizer at or near the El Jebel-area home where two men were found dead […]

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