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Colorado high schools aren’t sending many students to top colleges, report finds

Most Colorado high schools aren’t sending their graduates to the nation’s highest ranked colleges and universities, a new report finds. Only 4 percent of high […]...

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December 19, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

First Person: I’m a black male teen in Aurora, and I see how ‘achievement gap’ forms

Have you ever heard of the achievement gap? Every column, blog or article that I’ve read on this topic has never come from a African-American, […]...

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December 18, 2017 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Civil rights and community groups: Adjust inflated Denver elementary school ratings

The leaders of six community groups issued a joint letter Thursday calling on the Denver school board to immediately correct what they called misleading and […]...

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December 15, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Gentrification is changing Denver schools. These steps aim to address that.

To address declining enrollment and combat segregation, Denver Public Schools should consider a number of steps including creating a clear and community-driven process for consolidating […]...

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December 14, 2017 Education, Housing, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Final Denver school board campaign finance reports show who brought in the most late money

Final campaign finance reports for this year’s hard-fought Denver school board elections are in, and they show a surge of late contributions to Angela Cobián, […]...

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December 12, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In

DPS enrollment projected to drop — and other takeaways from new regional analysis

After growing for nearly two decades, the student population in Denver Public Schools is forecast to drop almost 2 percent by 2021, according to a […]...

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December 8, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Why Denver’s school rating system is coming under fire on multiple fronts

Denver Public Schools’ comprehensive and increasingly complex system for rating schools is facing criticism this year from leaders and advocates on different sides of the […]...

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December 7, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

The new Douglas County school board just ended a controversial voucher program

CASTLE ROCK — The Douglas County school board voted Monday to end a controversial private-school voucher program and directed the school district to end a […]...

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December 5, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

DougCo school board: Koch group lost the battle but aims to win the war

In Colorado, the Nov. 7 Election Day in Douglas County didn’t mean the end of efforts by Americans for Prosperity, the political arm of the billionaire […]...

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December 1, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized

Denver teacher elected to school board resigning to comply with conflict-of-interest policy

A Denver teacher recently elected to the school board announced Monday that she is resigning her teaching position to comply with a policy barring employees […]...

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November 29, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

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Support The Indy at the Denver Press Club with guest bartender Dick Lamm!

Former Colorado Gov. Richard Lamm will return to the Denver Press Club as a guest bartender next Tuesday, Jan. 9 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 […]

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News Poetry: Homeless at 7th and Santa Fe

1. Black plastic bag, no tote, no backpack One pair of shoes, no socks, no laces Plenty of sunshine today, no raincoat One glove, one […]

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