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Education:

JeffCo superintendent won’t host governor’s bill signing, cites ‘security risk’

Jefferson County public schools Superintendent Dan McMinimee told Governor John Hickenlooper’s office and Colorado lawmakers that they’re a security risk and unwelcome to conduct bill […]...

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May 18, 2015 Education, Just In, The Mix

Boulder Valley schools prodded to keep trying on transgender rights

Even a very welcoming school district can use a little push to establish across-the-board supportive policies for transgender students, says Kate McKenzie, a Boulder Valley […]...

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May 18, 2015 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Workforce development will give Coloradans training for hard-to-fill tech jobs

Just over a year after he dropped out of college, Logan Parrish was working as a host at the Boulder Dinner Theater where he earned […]...

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May 12, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, Education, Just In, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

Top ten worst Denver schools for racial disparity in school-to-jail punishments

“Denver’s students of color were 219 percent more likely to be suspended out-of-school, expelled or referred to law enforcement compared to their white peers,” states […]...

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May 11, 2015 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Thunderdome 2015 : Media spotlight vs. election-politics ‘strategery’

“Thunderdome 2015” is The Colorado Independent’s wrap-up series on the 2015 legislative season. For a series overview, check out “Thunderdome 2015: 120 days under the gold […]...

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May 8, 2015 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Thunderdome 2015: Native Americans vs. coaches

“Thunderdome 2015” is The Colorado Independent’s wrap-up series on the 2015 legislative season. For a series overview, check out “Thunderdome 2015: 120 days under the gold […]...

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May 8, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, Civil Rights, Education, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Sine Die Scene: Testing reform and consumer protection survive zombie-bill horde

Gavels were slamming last night as the two parties arm wrestled through the final, defining issues of the session. Sine Die is the last night […]...

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May 7, 2015 Big Media, Capitol Dispatch, Education, Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Senate agrees to compromise on standardized-testing reform

“Members, I know this is difficult,” Sen. Chris Holbert, R-Parker, said late last night. “But some of us have turned our focus to how much relief […]...

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May 6, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, Education, Just In, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

Co-sponsors’ squabble over amendments kills student-data privacy bill

However, after passing unanimously in both chambers, the bill has imploded hours before the end of the session and mere metaphorical inches from the Governor's desk....

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May 6, 2015 Civil Rights, Education, Just In, The Mix

Second try $20M Denver Schools bill survives kill committee

In a near-overnight partisan flip-flop, the Senate State Affairs Committee voted 3-2 today to pass a second effort at adjusting the amount of money Denver Public […]...

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May 5, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, Education, Just In, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

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Drilling into Colorado fracking: A panel discussion

The governor’s drilling task force has wrapped up its work and Coloradans are wondering what’s next with drilling and fracking policy in the state. Colorado […]

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Reader’s View: Two tragedies in Aurora

The Aurora theater shooting trial has been going on for almost a month now and as testimony continues, it is apparent that the shooter’s crimes […]

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