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Author : Nicholas Garcia, Chalkbeat Colorado

What a dearth of teachers means for a school in a one-stoplight Colorado town

OTIS — Late last spring, after five of her two dozen teachers resigned with no replacements in sight, Superintendent Kendra Anderson reassured her school’s anxious […]...

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September 21, 2017 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized

Minimum progress for students with disabilities “preposterous,” Betsy DeVos says in Denver

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, flanked by school officials at a private autism center in Denver, called on the nation’s public schools to work with […]...

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

Here’s what Betsy DeVos had to say in Denver about DACA, student loans and opting out of state tests

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s first multi-state school tour of her tenure took her Wednesday to a private Denver autism center, where she encouraged schools […]...

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September 13, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to visit Colorado this week

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will visit Colorado this week as part of her first major tour of schools since being confirmed, the federal education […]...

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September 12, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

How Colorado conservatives are pressing GOP candidates for governor on education policy

It’s just before 7 p.m. Tuesday and conservative talk radio host Ross Kaminsky asks his producer to include 30 seconds of background music to his […]...

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September 1, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Colorado state test scores inch up, but wide socioeconomic gaps remain

Three years after Colorado introduced new, more demanding standardized tests, student performance statewide is slowly ticking up, according to data released Thursday. Most students still […]...

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August 17, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Feds to Colorado: You must count students who opt out of standardized tests

Colorado’s policy of not penalizing schools that fail to meet federal requirements for student participation in state tests isn’t going over well with the federal […]...

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August 16, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado testing an updated teacher evaluation system that will take less time but set a higher bar

Lori Petersen, principal of Arkansas Elementary School in Aurora, is a huge fan of teacher evaluations. But as she sees it, there are two critical […]...

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August 10, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Hickenlooper, on national TV, calls for bipartisanship on job training for high school graduates

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Sunday said Republicans and Democrats should work together to rethink how states are preparing high school graduates for the 21st century […]...

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August 8, 2017 Education, Politics, The Mix

Colorado’s new director of school choice: If we hold all schools accountable, divisiveness over charters will go away

For decades, both Republicans and Democrats in Colorado have embraced charter schools. And it can stay that way if the state continues to hold all […]...

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August 4, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

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An evening with Clarence Moses-EL

ATTENTION news junkies, civil libertarians, and anyone familiar with the twisted case against Clarence Moses-EL, who spent 28 years behind bars on a wrongful conviction: […]

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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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