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Colorado lawmakers say yes to anti-bullying policies but no to suicide prevention efforts

It was the suicide late last year of 10-year-old Ashawnty Davis that prompted state Sen. Rhonda Fields to call on state education officials to develop […]...

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February 15, 2018 Chalkbeat, Colorado state legislature 2018, Education, Health, Just In, The Mix

Judge: Douglas County schools must pay private school tuition for student at center of special education lawsuit

A federal judge ruled Monday in favor of a Douglas County couple who’d sought reimbursement from the Douglas County School District for their son’s education […]...

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February 13, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In

A giant leap: How one Colorado community plans to double its child care spots in three years

It sounds a little like a car race, but it’s more like a care race. Child Care 8,000 is one Colorado county’s ambitious new effort […]...

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February 12, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Colorado’s superintendents want (a lot) more money for schools and a new way to divvy it up

Colorado’s superintendents want to change how the state distributes money to school districts – but only if voters are willing to approve a $1.7 billion tax […]...

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February 8, 2018 Chalkbeat, Colorado state legislature 2018, Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Denver wants to expand its ‘innovation zone’ even as big money questions remain

The Denver school district is soliciting more schools to join its first “innovation zone,” a bold experiment that grants broad autonomy to public schools, even […]...

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February 6, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

The four-day week, once a tool of rural districts, is coming to a Denver metro school district

The Brighton-based school district is likely to become the first district in the Denver metro area to move to a four-day school week. The announcement […]...

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February 5, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Pushback on charter school contracts shows new divide on Denver school board

In an urban district nationally known for collaborating with charter schools, two new Denver school board members made clear Thursday that the publicly funded but […]...

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January 29, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Colorado lawmakers seek to expand program that puts an end to “lunch shaming”

Fabiola Flores remembers losing her lunch money one day at recess when she was younger. She was served a hot lunch, she said, but then […]...

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January 28, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Education, Health, Just In, The Mix

Parents will get face time with teachers in a Colorado district that had done away with conferences

Teachers and parents in the Adams 14 school district will have designated days for conferences again starting next year. The school board voted Tuesday on the […]...

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January 25, 2018 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Denver students taking longer to graduate, even as other districts report improvements

Colorado’s annual release of graduation data showed some metro area school districts making gains while others, like Denver’s district, posting decreases in on-time rates. Statewide, […]...

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January 18, 2018 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

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In Colorado, newspapers fight to keep publishing public notices by counties

Colorado’s newspaper industry is fighting a proposed new law that would phase out the required publication of county public notices. Proponents of the proposed law, […]

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