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Standardized testing protestors’ rally cry at the Capitol: “More than a score.”

Bundled children held signs that bent in the the blowing sleet. They read: “Testing ≠ Teaching,” “School zone … No PARCCing,” “Have you freed a teacher today?” and the Twitter hashtag eponymous, “More than a score.”...

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March 26, 2015 Education

Video: Protestors: ‘We are more than a score’

Teachers, students and families gathered on the Capitol steps on Wednesday to stop standardized testing in Colorado schools. See our video below. Video by Kyle […]...

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March 26, 2015 Education, The Mix, Uncategorized

Protecting student data in the age of the voracious, everywhere internet

A new bill works the space between the urge to embrace educational technology and the practice of turning students into focus groups for marketing companies....

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March 4, 2015 Education, Politics, The Mix

1000-plus Boulder students join standardized test sit-out protest

  Students from at least three Boulder Valley School District high schools staged protests Thursday and plan to protest again on Friday by sitting out […]...

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November 13, 2014 Education, The Mix

Personhood, racetrack gaming and GMO labeling lose — gov transparency wins

Democrats were in dire need of a pick-me-up Tuesday, and the Vote No on 67 rally was the only party around....

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November 5, 2014 Education, Election 2014: Ballot Initiatives, Elections 2014, The Mix

Shoemaker, Carson, Griego take regent wins

The election results for the University of Colorado Board of Regents are in, and two of the three seats in play will be filled with newcomers....

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November 5, 2014 Education, Elections 2014, Just In, The Mix

‘A Founding Amnesia’

Colorado history is marked with shame surrounding the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre. One of the central figures behind the attack, Colorado Gov. John Evans, mostly has escaped blame. Until now....

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November 4, 2014 Civil Rights, Education, The Mix

School board open-meetings measure has best chance of passing

Four citizens’ initiatives landed on the statewide ballot this year, and they cover some hotly contested ground. From personhood definitions to food labeling, expanding gaming […]...

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November 4, 2014 Education, Election 2014: Ballot Initiatives, Elections 2014, Health, Just In, Top Stories

Republicans lick chops at prospect of state Senate control

With a one-seat Democratic majority in Colorado’s State Senate (18-17) and at least seven races in play, the calculus for dominance in the legislature’s upper […]...

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November 4, 2014 Education, Election 2014: State Legislature, Elections 2014, Just In, Top Stories

New regents likely to help pick CU’s next president

Three of the nine seats on the University of Colorado Board of Regents are up for election this year, and at least two will be […]...

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November 4, 2014 Education, Election 2014: Featured, Election 2014: Statewide Offices, Elections 2014

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Video: Why Colo hasn’t elected a female governor or U.S. senator

The Colorado Independent hosted Talking Colorado Women in Politics, March 4, 2015, at The Mercury Cafe.

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News Poem: #15

Breathless, we are auspicious / food for another god. I assure you.

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