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Vote on Colorado education plan erupts into war of words over which kids benefit

The State Board of Education on Thursday unanimously approved Colorado’s federally required education plan, but not before two of its most outspoken members questioned whether it […]...

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April 14, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

Colorado schools to be judged by a new measure: How many students are chronically absent

The mother was anxious when she arrived at Monte Vista Elementary School in southern Colorado to discuss her 7-year-old daughter’s absences and frequent late arrivals. […]...

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March 31, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

Weeks after DeVos praises school choice efforts in Denver, she slams the city as offering ‘accessibility without choices’

Earlier this month, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was praising Denver’s efforts to support school choice. Not today. Speaking at the Brookings Institution Wednesday, she […]...

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March 30, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

CO set to slash funds for controversial student health survey

Two years after a controversial student health survey sparked protracted debate at the State Board of Education, questions about the survey’s value have moved to […]...

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March 28, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Senate’s gun-rights bills shot down by House Democrats

Just one bill to expand gun rights in Colorado is still standing after a state House committee dispatched three pro-gun bills Wednesday. That last remaining […]...

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March 23, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

The U.S. Supreme Court just strengthened rights for students with disabilities

  In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday better defined the federal standard public schools must meet for its special education students. […]...

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March 22, 2017 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized

Colorado schools face an uphill battle as lawmakers wrestle with budget

Colorado lawmakers learned Friday that balancing the state budget just got about $135 million harder. That’s the increase in the shortfall between available money and […]...

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March 17, 2017 Education, Just In, Uncategorized

KEEFE: The ups and downs of Colorado’s priorities

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March 15, 2017 Education, Just In, Keefe, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Corporal punishment bill goes down in Colorado Senate committee

A Republican-controlled state Senate committee Monday killed a bill that would have prohibited corporal punishment in Colorado’s public schools and day care centers that receive […]...

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March 14, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

The state tried to save one Colorado school before and failed. Now it is about to try again — with 12.

A neighborhood school serving mostly black and Latino students had been failing for too long. Despite an all-out effort to boost test scores — even […]...

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March 11, 2017 Education, In-Depth, Just In, The Mix

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EVENT: 2017 Heroes of Sustainability Fundraiser

Join the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado on April 27, 2017 at the Sheraton downtown 6 p.m. for its annual Hero of Sustainability event, a dinner, […]

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The Home Front: Investigators confirm probe into gas well near house explosion

“Investigators confirmed Wednesday that they’re looking at a 24-year-old well operated by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation as part of their probe into the house explosion that […]

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