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Civil rights and community groups: Adjust inflated Denver elementary school ratings

The leaders of six community groups issued a joint letter Thursday calling on the Denver school board to immediately correct what they called misleading and […]...

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December 15, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Final Denver school board campaign finance reports show who brought in the most late money

Final campaign finance reports for this year’s hard-fought Denver school board elections are in, and they show a surge of late contributions to Angela Cobián, […]...

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December 12, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In

What happened when Denver prioritized enrolling low-income students at some affluent schools

Two years ago, Denver Public Schools approached its most affluent schools with an idea: What if, after enrolling all of the students who lived in […]...

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November 24, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs

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

How one word bound together a classroom of Denver high school students learning a new language — and a new country

This is an excerpt from the new book, “The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom,” by Denver journalist and author Helen […]...

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November 16, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Immigration, Just In, The Mix

Split decision: In two Denver school board races, challengers leading incumbents

Two school board candidates who agree with the direction of Denver Public Schools and two who want the district to change its trajectory were leading […]...

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November 8, 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

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

Two candidates with southwest Denver roots battle to represent region on school board

Two political newcomers are dueling for a wide-open school board seat in southwest Denver, a region of the city that has seen a multitude of […]...

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October 26, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

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Don’t miss: Citizens’ Climate Lobby Energy Speaker Series

Members of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby are proud to offer their Monthly Energy Speaker Series, an opportunity for learning and community engagement on the important […]

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The Stapleton Foundation nixes the S-word from its name

The Stapleton Foundation is dropping the word “Stapleton” from its name in response to residents’ growing frustration that their northeast Denver community honors the memory […]

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