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Education:

DPS takes steps to get more students of color into magnet programs for the highly gifted

In years past, winning a spot in one of Denver Public Schools’ eight elementary magnet programs for highly gifted and talented students—especially the sought-after Polaris at Ebert Elementary—required parents to be savvy and informed....

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May 31, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

Should preschool suspensions and expulsions be banned?

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Eric Gorski on May 25, 2016 When you hear about suspensions and expulsions, high school may immediately come to mind. But as […]...

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May 27, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

Coalition: Here’s how Colorado can grow and diversify its teacher workforce

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Nicholas Garcia on May 24, 2016 Colorado lawmakers, teacher preparation programs and school districts should move quickly to address the […]...

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May 25, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

DougCO superintendent quits for Texas gig. Hundreds of Texans protest Liz Fagen’s hire.

Liz Fagen, the embattled superintendent of the 67,000-student Douglas County Schools, announced her resignation Tuesday to become superintendent of Humble Independent School District, just outside of […]...

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May 25, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

Reader’s view: Charter schools aren’t dodging Colorado laws

Golden View Classical Academy parent Floyd Borakove wrote to The Colorado Independent in response to Marianne Goodland’s May 1 story, “How charter schools are dodging Colorado laws.”    The […]...

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May 24, 2016 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Douglas County family flees ‘Big Brother’ school reform

Debbie Gurley moved to Douglas County for its school system. Now, because of the school system, she’s moving out. She and her husband bought their […]...

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May 20, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

Why Colorado’s education commissioner quit

Colorado’s Commissioner of Education announced Thursday he is quitting after just four months in the position. The job was more than Rich Crandall could handle, […]...

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May 20, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

Here’s how Denver Public Schools will decide to close low-performing schools

Starting this fall, Denver Public Schools will use three criteria to decide whether to shutter low-performing schools, according to guidelines unveiled at a meeting Thursday....

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May 17, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

Report card: Colorado’s spending on preschool pales in comparison to national leaders

Colorado has sunk closer to the bottom of the pack for state preschool funding, according to an annual report card released Thursday....

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May 16, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

Funding passes for struggling rural schools

Rural schools across Colorado will likely have help finding teachers to fill empty classrooms, thanks to a proposal approved in the waning hours of the […]...

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May 16, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

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Truth, Lies and Videotape: Political TV ads in an election year

Feeling bombarded with all of the political ads on TV this time of year? Ready to tune out of campaign season? Don’t get overwhelmed – […]

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