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Colorado’s top five stand-your-ground Republicans whose votes defied GOP leadership

They voted against reforming police training and transparency. They voted against a pricey flood-and-fire-prevention system. They voted against expanding public services for kids with autism. On […]...

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May 25, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, Education, Just In, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

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

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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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