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Education:

Jeffco school board says no, again, to Walton-backed charter

The Jefferson County Board of Education, for a second time, turned down an application for a charter school with ties to the Walton Foundation. The […]...

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January 13, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

Jeffco school board votes to launch search for new superintendent

Citing a desire to seek out a more effective leader and denying that politics were at play, Jefferson County school board members voted unanimously Thursday […]...

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January 13, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

Guest post: Jeffco school district’s no means no

NOTE: The Colorado Independent occasionally runs guest posts from government officials, local experts and concerned citizens on a variety of topics. These posts are meant […]...

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January 12, 2017 Education, The Mix

Seven education storylines to watch as the Colorado General Assembly gets to work

  As Colorado lawmakers return to the Capitol on Wednesday to begin crafting education policy and setting spending priorities, they face significant budget challenges, an […]...

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January 9, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events

To hire and keep good teachers as housing costs rise, Colorado school districts take on new role: landlord

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Ann Schimke on December 20, 2016 As Colorado’s housing costs skyrocket, a growing number of school districts, local leaders and […]...

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December 22, 2016 Education, Housing, Housing crisis, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Conservative education reform has “window of opportunity” in 2017

Equal funding for charter schools failed to gain enough traction in the 2016 legislative session. But Republican state Sen. Owen Hill of Colorado Springs, who […]...

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December 21, 2016 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Jeffco school board to vote next month on superintendent search

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Yesenia Robles on Dec. 20, 2016 Just over a year after board members who hired him were ousted in a […]...

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December 21, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

Denver school board votes to close three low-performing schools under new policy

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Melanie Asmar on December 16, 2016 The Denver school board voted unanimously Thursday night to close three persistently low-performing Denver […]...

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December 16, 2016 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Rejected Jeffco charter gets second chance from state board of education

Great Work Montessori School, a proposed preK-8 charter whose application was rejected last month by the Jefferson County Board of Education, has been revived by […]...

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December 14, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

Denver superintendent sheds light on school closure recs, what happens next

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Melanie Asmar on December 9, 2016. While the criteria for Denver school closure recommendations is clearer than ever before, that […]...

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December 12, 2016 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

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Seven education storylines to watch as the Colorado General Assembly gets to work

  As Colorado lawmakers return to the Capitol on Wednesday to begin crafting education policy and setting spending priorities, they face significant budget challenges, an […]

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Did a broader backlash to Obamacare repeal just spark in Colorado?

  The scene could not have been more damaging for a public official: A TV camera rolling as Congressman Mike Coffman ducks out a side […]

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