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Parents complain Denver elementary school principal humiliates Latino students

Guadalupe Arguelles first found out from another mom that her 8-year-old son Julio was forced to eat on the floor in school. When she asked […]...

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July 16, 2015 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Polis pushes federal protections for LGBT students, Gardner votes against them

Boulder Rep. Jared Polis led the drafting and circulation of a letter urging the U.S. Department of Education to do everything in its power to […]...

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July 16, 2015 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Principal of discrimination-charged charter school leaves for similarly-charged district

The Longmont Times-Call reported today that BJ Buchmann, the Twin Peaks Charter principal who refused to allow valedictorian Evan Young to give a graduation speech […]...

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June 23, 2015 Education, Just In, The Mix

What the Board of Education chair’s turbulent departure says about Colorado schools

If thousands of kids protesting and lawmakers staying up until all hours trying to hash out workable compromises on testing reform didn't tell you that the state of public education in Colorado is pretty contentious these days, than the abrupt...

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June 12, 2015 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

80 percent of Denver public school kids have never been to the mountains

It's the kind of stat that seems impossible, yet it's one that Todd Hartman at the Colorado Department of Natural Resources says he hears all the time — though they may very well be able to see them from their...

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June 11, 2015 Education, Just In, The Mix

Hindu leader asks Colorado schools to close for Diwali

A look at the Denver Public Schools’ holiday-closure calendar shows one religious holiday all students get off regardless of their personal beliefs: Christmas. Otherwise, students […]...

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June 9, 2015 Civil Rights, Education, Just In, The Mix

Colorado gets ‘F’ for effort in school fairness

We’ve all heard the adage about the “C” student — “Well, at least she tried. “A” for effort.” When it comes to fixing unfairness in […]...

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June 9, 2015 Education, Just In, The Mix

Twin Peaks charter school bucks Polis, retains anti-gay lawyer

Embattled Twin Peaks Charter Academy will keep its lawyer, Barry Arrington, despite a request from Congressman Jared Polis that Arrington, who has an anti-gay track record, […]...

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June 8, 2015 Civil Rights, Education, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

Reader’s view: Sen. Laura Woods flunks Common Core 101

To the Editor: Statements by Sen. Laura Woods in a recent Colorado Independent article prompted me here to address some inaccuracies. She states incorrectly that […]...

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June 5, 2015 Education, Just In, The Mix

Lessons learned: Censorship of a gay valedictorian

Valedictorian Evan Young made national news after his high school, Twin Peaks Charter Academy, refused to allow him to give a graduation speech in which […]...

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June 4, 2015 Civil Rights, Education, In-Depth, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

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VIDEO: Drilling into Colorado fracking

In April, The Colorado Independent hosted a panel discussion at Denver Open Media about fracking in Colorado. It was hosted by former Managing Editor John […]

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