bg

Education:

Black educators in Denver say they feel mistreated. Here’s how the district plans to respond.

Listen first, then take action. That’s how Denver Public Schools officials said the state’s largest school district plans to respond to a recent report that […]...

> read more

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

Aurora Public Schools asking voters to approve $300 million bond package

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Nicholas Garcia on August 17, 2016 The campaign to ask Aurora residents to approve a $300 million tax increase to build […]...

> read more

August 18, 2016 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Benevento resigns from Douglas County Board of Education

Douglas Benevento, one of the four conservative reformers on the controversial Douglas County Board of Education, announced this morning he’s stepping down, effective immediately. Benevento […]...

> read more

August 17, 2016 Blog, Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Top Stories

Colorado’s opt-out rates stay steady, mostly

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Nicholas Garcia on August 11, 2016 Colorado continued to see a large percentage of older students skip standardized tests in […]...

> read more

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

Douglas County School District is marketing software for profit

The Douglas County School District is marketing a software system it has developed to carry out pay-for-performance and other controversial education reforms, a move its […]...

> read more

August 10, 2016 Education, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Denver Public Schools slammed for minority contracting practices

Having carefully crafted the optics around the $572 million bond issue it’s urging voters to pass in November, Denver Public Schools features on its website […]...

> read more

August 4, 2016 Civil Rights, Education, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Douglas County Schools narrows down finalist list for interim superintendent to one — and raises eyebrows

The state’s third-largest school district this week named a charter school founder with no experience leading a public school district as the sole finalist for […]...

> read more

August 3, 2016 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized
What’s ALEC? And why are so many Colorado lawmakers hooked on its ideas?

What’s ALEC? And why are so many Colorado lawmakers hooked on its ideas?

At least nine Republican lawmakers from Colorado are meeting this week with a secretive national group focused on crafting ready-to-go conservative legislation. And next year, that […]...

> read more

July 29, 2016 Blog, Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

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 […]...

> read more

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 […]...

> read more

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

EVENTS

img
Join The Indy for Denver DA debate, Sept. 14th

It’s often said that a district attorney has more direct power over people’s lives than a mayor. If that’s so, Denver voters need to know […]

Read More

TWITTER

THE BLOGS

img
Bennet: Hold Us Accountable

Sen. Michael Bennet this morning made a pitch to the state’s water community for sending him back to Washington, despite the rank partisanship that characterizes […]

Read More