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Beleaguered DougCo school board members get a show of support

After months of public outcry against Douglas County school board members Judith Reynolds and Meghann Silverthorn, conservatives are marshaling a cheerleading effort for the embattled […]...

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July 22, 2016 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

50 years ago, one report introduced Americans to the black-white achievement gap. Here’s what we’ve learned since.

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Heather C. Hill on July 13, 2016 This summer marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most influential education […]...

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July 14, 2016 Civil Rights, Education, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Last year’s JeffCo school board battle is the subject of a new PBS documentary

Who would spend $1 million in a school board race? Residents of Jefferson County, particularly those with school-aged children, are almost certainly familiar with how […]...

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

District bills parent $438 to see her son’s school records, $129 for copies

This story originally appeared on the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition website.  Connie Sack was stunned when she received two invoices from the Keenesburg school […]...

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July 1, 2016 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Douglas County Schools to shell out $5K for communications consultant

The Douglas County School District plans to shell out $5,000 for a communications consultant, an amount which will be spent in addition to an annual […]...

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June 29, 2016 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

DougCo school district meeting erupts in protests

Long-simmering community anger in Douglas County school district hit a boiling point Tuesday night during a meeting about a recent school board investigation. On Monday, […]...

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June 22, 2016 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Parents’ group questions independence of DougCo school board investigation

Parents groups and community members are indignant over a report that has cleared two Douglas County Board of Education members of harassment and bullying allegations. […]...

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June 21, 2016 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Investigation declares DougCo school board members exempt from anti-bullying policy

A costly legal investigation has cleared two Douglas County Board of Education members of harassment and bullying allegations, finding that district anti-bullying policies apply to […]...

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June 20, 2016 Civil Rights, Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Breaking: Redactions delay the release of DougCo school board’s investigative report

Douglas County School District staff today are redacting parts of an investigation report of a closed-door meeting between Ponderosa High School student Grace Davis and […]...

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June 20, 2016 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Despite boost, Colorado school funding is still below pre-recession levels

If there’s any topic that is almost as important to lawmakers as the budget, it’s education. So what will be different for Colorado’s rural schools […]...

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June 20, 2016 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

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Join us Sunday for an evening with Mike Littwin

Dear readers, If you’re looking for reassurance after the GOP and Democratic conventions, you’ve come to the wrong place. But if you need someone who […]

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Texas Roadhouse to racist waitress: Hit the road

A Greeley waitress broke from the modern expression of racial resentment, coded language and red-herring-ism by using explicit hate speech on Twitter. (This, by the […]

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