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Jeffco Public Schools to use restorative practices as part of discipline changes

  Jeffco Public Schools is investing more resources in so-called restorative practices as an alternative to suspensions, part of a broader reexamination of student discipline […]...

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August 14, 2017 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado testing an updated teacher evaluation system that will take less time but set a higher bar

Lori Petersen, principal of Arkansas Elementary School in Aurora, is a huge fan of teacher evaluations. But as she sees it, there are two critical […]...

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August 10, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

JeffCo,Thompson school board races not heating up…yet

Update: Thompson board member Bryce Carlson announced on Friday he would not run for a second term. His statement is below. Wanted: Someone, anyone to […]...

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August 9, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Hickenlooper, on national TV, calls for bipartisanship on job training for high school graduates

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Sunday said Republicans and Democrats should work together to rethink how states are preparing high school graduates for the 21st century […]...

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August 8, 2017 Education, Politics, The Mix

Denver teachers union, members of progressive wing diverge on key school board races

The Denver teachers union and a caucus within the union are split over who to support in two competitive school board races that could determine […]...

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August 7, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado’s new director of school choice: If we hold all schools accountable, divisiveness over charters will go away

For decades, both Republicans and Democrats in Colorado have embraced charter schools. And it can stay that way if the state continues to hold all […]...

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August 4, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

Douglas County school board races could be nation’s most watched

The most closely-watched school board election in Colorado this year just may be who wins a crucial fourth seat on the Douglas County Board of […]...

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August 3, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats

Do vouchers actually expand school choice? Not necessarily — it depends on how they’re designed

Who benefits most from private school voucher programs: families with few options or the schools themselves? This is a hotly debated question among supporters and […]...

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July 31, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Colorado’s education plan earns cheers, jeers from national reform groups

Reviews of Colorado’s federally required education plan are beginning to trickle in from national observers. And they’re mixed. What’s there to love, according to national […]...

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July 28, 2017 Education, Politics, The Mix

Schools near state lines perform worse — and rules discouraging teachers from moving may be to blame

Want a leg up in school? Don’t attend one near a state border. That’s the surprising finding of a new study published in the Economics […]...

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July 26, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

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We did it!!!

We at The Indy send a delighted thank you to our readers who were able to make Friday night’s fundraiser at the Mercury Café! It was a […]

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Cory Gardner finally held an in-person town hall. Here’s what happened.

“Senator, you suck!” “Party hack!” Those were just a few of the epithets hurled at Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner during his first in-person town […]

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