School choice is pushing wealthy families to gentrify areas while avoiding local schools

When Francis Pearman was studying at Vanderbilt, he and a fellow graduate student noticed a striking phenomenon in Nashville: white, affluent families were moving into […]...

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March 19, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

‘Existing in a world of violence since we were born:’ Denver students walk out in protest

Sixteen-year-old Emma Friday walked out because she’s “sick of the violence.” Fiona Harris, 15, walked out because, she said, “everyone deserves an education. The fact […]...

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March 14, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

‘Really scared and extremely angry’: Why Colorado students are walking out Wednesday

By Erica Meltzer, Ann Schimke, Melanie Asmar and Yesenia Robles, Chalkbeat Colorado   They want this time to be different. Whether they’re walking out of school on Wednesday to […]...

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March 13, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado’s high court: There’s no such thing as teacher tenure

The Denver teachers who challenged a landmark state law that allows school districts to put certain experienced educators on unpaid leave lost their cases Monday. […]...

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March 12, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Three years in, an ambitious experiment to improve the odds for kids at one elementary school is scaling back

Blocks of Hope was once envisioned as a pint-sized version of the Harlem Children’s Zone. The project would provide an array of educational and social […]...

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March 9, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Interim Manual High principal named as district begins search for permanent leader

Renard Simmons, principal of the Denver Center for 21st Century Learning, has been named interim principal of Manual High School following the unexpected resignation of […]...

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March 6, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Gubernatorial candidate Noel Ginsburg wants to do away with Colorado’s educator effectiveness law

If elected governor, businessman Noel Ginsburg says he would work to expand apprenticeship programs, raise teacher salaries, send more money to schools – and repeal […]...

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March 2, 2018 2018 Governor Race, Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Try, try again: Latest attempt at Colorado school funding measure would raise $1.6 billion with income, corporate tax increases

Colorado voters could see a $1.6 billion tax increase for education on their November ballots. Backers of a major school funding measure have been cleared […]...

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February 26, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In

Jeffco superintendent has ideas to prevent school shootings — without gun control or arming teachers

Superintendent Jason Glass of the Jefferson County school district isn’t interested in talking about gun control in the wake of yet another deadly school shooting. […]...

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February 21, 2018 Chalkbeat, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado lawmakers say yes to anti-bullying policies but no to suicide prevention efforts

It was the suicide late last year of 10-year-old Ashawnty Davis that prompted state Sen. Rhonda Fields to call on state education officials to develop […]...

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February 15, 2018 Chalkbeat, Colorado state legislature 2018, Education, Health, Just In, The Mix

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Colorado Attorney General candidate debate on March 15. All invited.

The Colorado Criminal Defense Bar (CCDB) and the Community College of Denver (CCD) Paralegal Program are holding a public debate for the candidates seeking the position […]

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The Home Front: In immigration meeting with Trump, Colorado sheriff asks for federal funds to ‘indemnify sheriffs when sued by the ACLU’

“Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith was among a small group of law enforcement officials invited to the White House on Tuesday to speak about immigration […]

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