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Running for governor in Colorado, education reformer Mike Johnston says what schools really need is m-o-n-e-y

Former state Sen. Mike Johnston, known as an architect of the state’s most sweeping education reforms, says that what Colorado’s schools really need is money. Now […]...

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April 9, 2018 2018 Governor Race, Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs

Colorado teachers can claim an unwelcome distinction: most underpaid in the nation (or close to it)

Teachers from West Virginia to Oklahoma and Kentucky have staged protests or walked off the job in recent weeks to agitate for better pay and […]...

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April 6, 2018 Chalkbeat, Colorado state legislature 2018, Education, Just In

A heated debate over the desire for a traditional high school in far northeast Denver boils over

A community conversation in far northeast Denver started as an effort to ask residents what they want in their schools. It has boiled over into […]...

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April 3, 2018 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

To close persistent disparities in discipline, some Aurora teachers are confronting racial bias

Students in Aurora schools are less likely to be expelled or suspended than they were five years ago, but despite years of work to change […]...

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April 2, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

A budget battle and brinksmanship. Then Colorado lawmakers agreed on $35M for school cops and security. Not everyone is happy.

Colorado lawmakers agreed late Wednesday to spend $35 million next year on police officers in schools and security upgrades to school buildings. It was the […]...

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March 29, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Here’s how Colorado schools would spend an extra $100 million (or more) from the state

Update: By Friday, the JBC had set aside $150 million to increase funding to schools. Legislators on the Joint Budget Committee unanimously decided last week […]...

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March 26, 2018 Chalkbeat, Colorado state legislature 2018, Education, Just In, The Mix

School choice is pushing wealthy families to gentrify areas while avoiding local schools

When Francis Pearman was studying at Vanderbilt, he and a fellow graduate student noticed a striking phenomenon in Nashville: white, affluent families were moving into […]...

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March 19, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

‘Existing in a world of violence since we were born:’ Denver students walk out in protest

Sixteen-year-old Emma Friday walked out because she’s “sick of the violence.” Fiona Harris, 15, walked out because, she said, “everyone deserves an education. The fact […]...

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March 14, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

‘Really scared and extremely angry’: Why Colorado students are walking out Wednesday

By Erica Meltzer, Ann Schimke, Melanie Asmar and Yesenia Robles, Chalkbeat Colorado   They want this time to be different. Whether they’re walking out of school on Wednesday to […]...

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March 13, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado’s high court: There’s no such thing as teacher tenure

The Denver teachers who challenged a landmark state law that allows school districts to put certain experienced educators on unpaid leave lost their cases Monday. […]...

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March 12, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

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7/11/18 Fighting Fake News with News Literacy

News Literacy Project event: Concerned about online misinformation? The lack of news literacy? You can make a difference by participating in this free workshop! After […]

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