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Education:

Who’s afraid of Jon Caldara’s school board sunshine?

  Jon Caldara, the controversial president of the Independence Institute free-market think tank in Colorado, has succeeded in doing what many might see as the […]...

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September 1, 2014 Education, Elections 2014, Politics, The Beats

Short TCAP testing era ends on flat note

The three-year run of the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program tests has ended with 2014 statewide student proficiency levels little changed from when the test was introduced....

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August 14, 2014 Education, The Mix, Uncategorized

Littwin: Turning the border crisis into yet another political game

  LET’S say you’re Cory Gardner (big hair, winning smile, federal personhood co-sponsor), finally home for a five-week recess from your day job at the […]...

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August 1, 2014 Civil Rights, Education, Immigration, Littwin, Politics, The Beats

Wiretap: Lots of college debt, no college degree

The real problem is not the barista poet. It's the person with school debt who doesn't finish school. According to Brookings, the average amount of debt in those households has doubled over the last two decades....

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June 24, 2014 Education, Environment/Energy, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Swarthmore President Rebecca Chopp appointed DU Chancellor

Chopp is a renowned scholar of progressive religious movements in America, a likely draw for DU, given the political and innovative history of its own theology program at the Iliff School....

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June 12, 2014 Education, The Mix

Wiretap: Republican immigration ‘strategery’ grows more tragi-comic

From Florida comes a peek at the kind of wriggling strategery we can expect from the Republican Party on immigration reform over the next, what, decade or so? Dreamers there won a comically hedging boost this week. Meantime, in Texas......

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June 10, 2014 Civil Rights, Education, Health, Immigration, LGBTQ, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Wiretap: Jobs, Obamacare both booming

In the last 12 months the economy added 2.38 million jobs and 2014 is on track to be the best year for job creation since 1999. Also: 1 million jobs gained in the health care sector since Obamacare passed into...

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June 6, 2014 Civil Rights, Education, Environment/Energy, LGBTQ, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Wiretap: Mental health intervention versus gun control

"The sobering fact is that there is little we can do to predict or change human behavior, particularly violence; it is a lot easier to control its expression, and to limit deadly means of self-expression."...

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May 28, 2014 Education, Elections 2014, Health, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Wiretap: The case for reparations

"Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our moral debts, America will never be whole."...

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May 23, 2014 Civil Rights, Education, Elections 2014, Environment/Energy, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

To care and be cared for

Despite not snagging as many headlines as last session’s civil unions and gun control measures, voices from all corners of the state have called the 2014 session a historically good one for women. ...

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May 5, 2014 Education, Health, In-Depth, Politics

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Climate paradox: More snow, less water?

Juggling Colorado’s already stretched water resources is going to get even tougher in the decades ahead.

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THE BLOGS

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Will Hickenlooper’s fracking commission be clairvoyant?

None of the members appear to represent the views of the activist-constituents who spent thousands of hours of their lives working for greater local regulatory control. Unless they’re clairvoyant.

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EVENTS

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An evening with Mike Keefe, cartoonist

Mark your calendars for an evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mike Keefe on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 7 to 11 p.m.

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