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Groups with a stake in Colorado’s school board elections raise $1.5 million to influence them

Union committees and various political groups have raised more than $1.5 million so far to influence the outcome of school board elections across the state, […]...

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October 19, 2017 Campaign Finance, Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Five things we learned when Colorado’s gubernatorial candidates got on the same stage to talk about education

Nine Republicans and Democrats hoping to become Colorado’s next governor offered contrasting views Friday of the state’s public schools to an audience of more than […]...

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October 16, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In

Record number of Denver schools earn top ratings on latest district quality scale

More Denver schools this year earned the top two ratings on the district’s five-color scale than ever before, a spike officials say reflects the record […]...

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October 13, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Colorado bows to federal pressure, adopts second school quality system that penalizes schools for testing opt-out

In an effort to keep federal dollars flowing to Colorado classrooms, the State Board of Education voted Wednesday to create two quality systems for the […]...

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October 12, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

What’s different about this year’s Denver school board election? Betsy DeVos, for one

In many ways, the storylines of this year’s Denver school board election feel familiar. Those who embrace the district’s policies, and those who remain resistant. […]...

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October 9, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In

Denver, Boulder schools home to the state’s largest achievement gaps based on race, new data shows

Since Colorado introduced new, more challenging state math and English tests in 2015, schools and families have seen a steady — and often slow — […]...

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October 5, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Colorado wants to help these 230 schools improve learning. Here’s the state’s first step.

More than 200 Colorado schools, most with vast and stubborn achievement gaps, could be eligible under new federal guidelines for a slice of $11 million […]...

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October 2, 2017 Chalkbeat, Civil Rights, Education, Just In, The Mix

Denver East High principal Andy Mendelsberg out after investigation into cheerleading scandal

The principal of Denver’s biggest high school has retired after an investigation into how school district officials handled complaints about the actions of the school’s […]...

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September 22, 2017 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Most Denver students are kids of color. Most teachers are white. That hasn’t changed, despite recent efforts.

Despite efforts to diversify its teacher workforce, Denver Public Schools still faces an imbalance that plagues many school districts across the country: About three-quarters of […]...

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September 22, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

What a dearth of teachers means for a school in a one-stoplight Colorado town

OTIS — Late last spring, after five of her two dozen teachers resigned with no replacements in sight, Superintendent Kendra Anderson reassured her school’s anxious […]...

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September 21, 2017 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized

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The Home Front: Longmont coughs up $200,000 for ‘warrantless police dog searches’ at a subsidized apartment

“Longmont on Tuesday announced that it has agreed to pay $210,000 to four tenants of The Suites and their ACLU attorneys as part of a […]

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