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How the face of Denver Public Schools is changing, explained in five charts

This story originally appeared in Chalkbeat Colorado.  Colorado’s largest school district continues to grow, though not at the same breakneck pace that saw Denver Public […]...

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December 2, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Higher ed fears political climate could be costly

A University of Colorado Board of Regents member says he is concerned that the “tenor and tone” of the Trump campaign and the spate of […]...

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November 30, 2016 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Democrats have won control of the Colorado Board of Education. So now what?

This story originally appeared in Chalkbeat When Rebecca McClellan joins the State Board of Education in January, Democrats will have partisan control of the board […]...

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November 25, 2016 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

What you should know about Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education secretary pick

This story originally appeared in Chalkbeat President-elect Donald Trump has reportedly tapped Michigan philanthropist Betsy DeVos to be his education secretary. “I am honored to […]...

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November 23, 2016 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

DougCo kills latest voucher program

The deeply divided Douglas County Board of Education last week actually voted unanimously on a controversial issue: vouchers. The board, on a 7-0 vote, killed […]...

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November 22, 2016 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Why the still-undecided state board of education race matters

One of the last races to be decided from last week’s election is who will represent Congressional District 6 on the Colorado Board of Education. […]...

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November 16, 2016 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Jeffco board rejects Walton-backed charter school

  It’s back to the drawing board for a proposed Jefferson County charter school backed by the Walton Family Foundation and the grandson of Walmart […]...

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November 7, 2016 Education, Just In, The Blogs, The Mix

Proposed Jeffco charter finds it isn’t business as usual with school board

The Jefferson County Board of Education will vote Thursday on whether to approve a new charter school in east Lakewood. But unlike charter approvals in […]...

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October 29, 2016 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Polarization prevents selection of new DougCo school board member

There were no surprises in Tuesday night’s Douglas County Board of Education meeting. The board was expected to vote on a replacement for departed member […]...

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October 19, 2016 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Opt-out aftershock: Colorado school ratings called into question for low participation on tests

  The large number of students who skipped this spring’s state standardized tests is throwing a wrench into the high-stakes process of determining the quality […]...

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October 14, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

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Colorado Gives Day is Dec. 6!

Grab your calendar: Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 marks the seventh annual Colorado Gives Day, and The Indy needs your help! Colorado Gives Day is a statewide […]

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Why does Colorado’s Democratic elector rebellion feel so familiar? Ask this Republican.

  The day after two Democratic national electors in Colorado sued the state for the right to vote their conscience on Dec. 19 when they […]

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