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Weeks after DeVos praises school choice efforts in Denver, she slams the city as offering ‘accessibility without choices’

Earlier this month, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was praising Denver’s efforts to support school choice. Not today. Speaking at the Brookings Institution Wednesday, she […]...

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March 30, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

CO set to slash funds for controversial student health survey

Two years after a controversial student health survey sparked protracted debate at the State Board of Education, questions about the survey’s value have moved to […]...

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March 28, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Senate’s gun-rights bills shot down by House Democrats

Just one bill to expand gun rights in Colorado is still standing after a state House committee dispatched three pro-gun bills Wednesday. That last remaining […]...

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March 23, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

The U.S. Supreme Court just strengthened rights for students with disabilities

  In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday better defined the federal standard public schools must meet for its special education students. […]...

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March 22, 2017 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized

Colorado schools face an uphill battle as lawmakers wrestle with budget

Colorado lawmakers learned Friday that balancing the state budget just got about $135 million harder. That’s the increase in the shortfall between available money and […]...

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March 17, 2017 Education, Just In, Uncategorized

KEEFE: The ups and downs of Colorado’s priorities

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March 15, 2017 Education, Just In, Keefe, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Corporal punishment bill goes down in Colorado Senate committee

A Republican-controlled state Senate committee Monday killed a bill that would have prohibited corporal punishment in Colorado’s public schools and day care centers that receive […]...

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March 14, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

The state tried to save one Colorado school before and failed. Now it is about to try again — with 12.

A neighborhood school serving mostly black and Latino students had been failing for too long. Despite an all-out effort to boost test scores — even […]...

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March 11, 2017 Education, In-Depth, Just In, The Mix

One month after closure vote, uncertainty about what’s next for students at Pleasant View Elementary in Golden

Construction paper cards and hearts hang in the main hallway at Pleasant View Elementary in Golden. On them are messages from kids at another school, […]...

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March 8, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

Congressman Jared Polis is more worried about Congress than about Betsy DeVos. Here’s why.

Colorado Congressman Jared Polis worries more about Congress creating bad education policy than about U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos enacting it. But that doesn’t mean […]...

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March 7, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

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As GOP El Paso County Commissioners redraw their own district lines, progressive activists have a message: We’re watching

Democrats in Colorado’s heaviest Republican county are ringing alarm bells as a board of five GOP public officials sets out to redraw their own district […]

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