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National head of DFER after Colorado Democrats’ platform vote: ‘We’re not going anywhere’

The national head of Democrats for Education Reform responded to the dramatic rejection of his organization at the Colorado Democratic Party state assembly with a […]...

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April 20, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In

Colorado teachers plan more walkouts, and Jeffco canceled classes one day next week

Teachers from Colorado’s two largest school districts are planning back-to-back walkouts next week to call for more funding for education – and they could be […]...

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April 18, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

With school finance act, CO lawmakers try to pass off teacher pay to local districts

A school finance act that puts more money into K-12 education than Colorado has spent at any point since the Great Recession passed a key […]...

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April 17, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Colorado Dems overwhelmingly reject Democrats for Education Reform at state assembly

Delegates at the Colorado Democratic state assembly Saturday sent a clear message to the state chapter of Democrats for Education Reform: You don’t have a […]...

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April 16, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

A day of action by Colorado teachers will bring hundreds to the Capitol and already one district has canceled classes

In the midst of a wave of teacher activism across the country, educators in Colorado are joining the fray by putting more pressure on lawmakers, […]...

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April 13, 2018 Chalkbeat, Colorado state legislature 2018, Education, Just In, The Mix

Tales from inside Colorado’s teacher shortage: housing for horses and recruiters without interviews

The job fair was going well for Stephanie Polutchko and the phrase on her white name tag explained why: “high school science.” Like other prospective […]...

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April 12, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Housing crisis, Just In, The Mix

Large achievement gaps in Denver highlighted by new national test data

Compared to other large, urban school districts, Denver has among the biggest achievement gaps in the country between white and Hispanic students in reading and […]...

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April 10, 2018 Chalkbeat, Civil Rights, Education, Just In

Running for governor in Colorado, education reformer Mike Johnston says what schools really need is m-o-n-e-y

Former state Sen. Mike Johnston, known as an architect of the state’s most sweeping education reforms, says that what Colorado’s schools really need is money. Now […]...

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April 9, 2018 2018 Governor Race, Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs

Colorado teachers can claim an unwelcome distinction: most underpaid in the nation (or close to it)

Teachers from West Virginia to Oklahoma and Kentucky have staged protests or walked off the job in recent weeks to agitate for better pay and […]...

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April 6, 2018 Chalkbeat, Colorado state legislature 2018, Education, Just In

A heated debate over the desire for a traditional high school in far northeast Denver boils over

A community conversation in far northeast Denver started as an effort to ask residents what they want in their schools. It has boiled over into […]...

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April 3, 2018 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

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Colorado Earth Day 2018

On April 21st, thousands of Coloradans and a diverse collection of leaders will come together to celebrate Earth Day with the Sierra Club. Together, Coloradans […]

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How The Denver Post’s rebellion rippled across America

By now you’ve likely heard about The Denver Post’s multi-page editorial broadside at its hedge-fund owner. This week’s newsletter seeks to explain the local and national repercussions of […]

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