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A minimum salary for Colorado teachers? State officials may ask lawmakers to consider it.

As part of a broad plan to increase the volume of high-quality teachers in Colorado, state officials are considering asking lawmakers to take the bold […]...

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November 22, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Guest Post: There are vouchers and then there are vouchers

The Colorado Independent occasionally runs guest posts from government officials, local experts and concerned citizens on a variety of topics. These posts are meant to provide […]...

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November 21, 2017 Education, Guest Posts, Just In

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

Greene: The DougCo mom who wouldn’t stay silent

Laura Mutton had always seen herself as an introvert – “the quietest person in the room.” But the Highlands Ranch mom and software engineer couldn’t […]...

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November 8, 2017 Education, Greene, 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

Why this year’s Denver school board election has become so combative

The Denver school board election has grown more contentious in its waning days, with accusations flying about the influence of outside money and attempts to […]...

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November 3, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Spending on Colorado school board races by outside groups surpasses $1.5 million

Outside groups seeking to influence school board races in the Denver-metro area continue to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars at a steady clip, new […]...

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November 2, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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News Poetry: Bedtime Story for Denver

Once again upon too many times, a girl was stolen from her family and delivered to men. They leered, breathed fire down her neck, nodded […]

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