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Some CO officials wanted fourth-graders to learn about the benefits of guns. Here’s why it won’t happen

Colorado fourth-graders won’t be asked to demonstrate their understanding of the possible benefits of gun ownership as part of their unit on conflict resolution. Republican […]...

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

Fact checking the Colorado governor’s race: The truth behind 5 claims dividing Democratic contenders

With less than a month to go before the primary, the Democratic candidates for governor of Colorado are sparring not over the future of education […]...

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June 8, 2018 2018 Governor Race, Chalkbeat, Colorado state legislature 2018, Education, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Asked again about school staff referring students to ICE, DeVos says ‘I don’t think they can’

Pressed to clarify her stance on whether school staff could report undocumented students to immigration authorities, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday avoided giving a […]...

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June 6, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Immigration, Just In, The Mix

How education reform became a wedge issue among Colorado Democrats this election year

On the campaign trail, the Democratic candidates for governor of Colorado tend to hit the same themes when it comes to education: more money for […]...

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May 31, 2018 2018 Governor Race, Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Would giving DPS’s school safety officers arrest powers help end the “school-to-prison pipeline?”

School safety patrol officers in the Denver district would get the authority to arrest students and write tickets under an idea being explored by the […]...

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May 22, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

New state law forces Denver to change course on its ‘early colleges’

A change in state law meant to rein in the cost of Colorado high schools that allow students to stay longer to earn college credit […]...

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May 18, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Colorado schools gave out nearly 1,800 suspensions to young students with disabilities last year

Getting sent home from school became a constant for Ben Wankel’s second-grade son last fall. It started simply enough: The cafeteria was too noisy, his […]...

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May 14, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, In-Depth, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

What Colorado lawmakers did for and to schools in 2018

The Colorado General Assembly’s 2018 session ended with a down-to-the-wire compromise on pension reform that left some teachers feeling bruised, but Gov. John Hickenlooper said […]...

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May 11, 2018 Chalkbeat, Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Feds approve Colorado’s education plan after multiple revisions, but critics see more work to do

Colorado finally received approval for its federally mandated education plan Monday, one year and two revisions after the state first submitted it. Colorado’s plan was […]...

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May 9, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Colorado was never ranked 46th for teacher pay. Does this change the debate?

As a rallying cry, “We’re 30th in the nation for teacher pay!” doesn’t quite inspire outrage. But that is, in fact, where Colorado ranked in […]...

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May 2, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

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7/11/18 Fighting Fake News with News Literacy

News Literacy Project event: Concerned about online misinformation? The lack of news literacy? You can make a difference by participating in this free workshop! After […]

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The Home Front: Trump administration would allow drilling in Colorado ‘next to some of the nation’s most pristine wilderness and headwaters’

“From a small plane circling over secluded grassy meadows and Sangre de Cristo Mountain spires, politicians and conservationists on Friday will see the stakes as […]

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