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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

Trump calls education ‘the civil rights issue of our time’ — and asks for a school choice bill

“Education is the civil rights issue of our time,” President Donald Trump said Tuesday night. The line inserted a bit of boilerplate — and bipartisan […]...

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March 1, 2017 Education, Just In, Uncategorized

DougCo school voucher lawsuit nearing critical junction

Proponents of school vouchers in Douglas County have spent 16 months waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court to decide if it will consider their appeal […]...

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February 27, 2017 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado’s transgender students will still get to use the bathrooms they choose despite Trump’s order. Here’s why.

Colorado students shouldn’t have to worry about new guidance from the Trump administration that rescinds federal protections for transgender students because of existing state law […]...

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February 23, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

How Denver Public Schools is assuring immigrant families that their children are safe in city schools

As fears spread in immigrant communities about enforcement crackdowns, Denver Public Schools officials took extra steps last week to assure families that the district will […]...

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February 20, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

Jeffco board votes to close one elementary school in budget cuts, sparing four others

Facing fierce community opposition, Jeffco Public Schools significantly scaled back a plan to slash the district budget, with the school board voting to close one elementary […]...

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February 10, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Why Jeffco hasn’t considered academic performance in picking schools to close

Of five Jefferson County elementary schools recommended for closure, one recently received the state’s lowest possible rating for academic performance and another has won awards […]...

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February 9, 2017 Education, Uncategorized

Disadvantaged students more likely to be impacted by Jeffco school closures

GOLDEN – The brick school building with the turquoise trim is not far off Interstate 70, in a neighborhood of apartment buildings, a 50-unit mobile […]...

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February 6, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Meet the Colorado Republicans who want to reclaim their party’s education reform agenda

A small group of well-established Colorado Republicans are aiming to make education reform a top priority for the GOP again. Ready Colorado, a political nonprofit, […]...

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February 4, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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Indy reporter Marianne Goodland talks statehouse politics on KMGH

Indy reporter Marianne Goodland joined KMGH anchor Nicole Brady on Sunday, April 10 to talk about the latest news from the Colorado General Assembly. Goodland reviewed the […]

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The Home Front: Colorado police found ‘heroin laced with an extremely powerful elephant tranquilizer’

“Police discovered pills containing heroin laced with an extremely powerful elephant tranquilizer at or near the El Jebel-area home where two men were found dead […]

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