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

Will recess cuts boost learning? One struggling Colorado district wants to find out.

A suburban Denver school district on a state-mandated improvement plan has cut recess time for elementary students in a bid to devote more time to […]...

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January 17, 2018 Education, Just In, The Beats

More money for poor students and cuts to central office: A first look at the Denver school district’s budget plan

Denver district officials are proposing to cut as many as 50 central office jobs next year while increasing the funding schools get to educate the […]...

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January 15, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In

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Colorado Attorney General candidate debate on March 15. All invited.

The Colorado Criminal Defense Bar (CCDB) and the Community College of Denver (CCD) Paralegal Program are holding a public debate for the candidates seeking the position […]

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Consensus in Colorado’s Trump Country: Candidate who? Gov race still anyone’s game

COLORADO SPRINGS — If the Republicans who flooded a university campus on Saturday in this heavily conservative military county are any indication, the governor’s race […]

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