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

Three years in, an ambitious experiment to improve the odds for kids at one elementary school is scaling back

Blocks of Hope was once envisioned as a pint-sized version of the Harlem Children’s Zone. The project would provide an array of educational and social […]...

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March 9, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Interim Manual High principal named as district begins search for permanent leader

Renard Simmons, principal of the Denver Center for 21st Century Learning, has been named interim principal of Manual High School following the unexpected resignation of […]...

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March 6, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Gubernatorial candidate Noel Ginsburg wants to do away with Colorado’s educator effectiveness law

If elected governor, businessman Noel Ginsburg says he would work to expand apprenticeship programs, raise teacher salaries, send more money to schools – and repeal […]...

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March 2, 2018 2018 Governor Race, Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Try, try again: Latest attempt at Colorado school funding measure would raise $1.6 billion with income, corporate tax increases

Colorado voters could see a $1.6 billion tax increase for education on their November ballots. Backers of a major school funding measure have been cleared […]...

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February 26, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In

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Indy Editor Susan Greene on surviving Colorado’s news apocalypse

Journalism in Colorado is under siege. And headlines keep coming about censorship, layoffs and protests in local newsrooms. Join Colorado Independent Editor Susan Greene at the […]

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Carbon monoxide leak at Aloft Hotel sent 18 people to hospital

Eighteen people were given emergency treatment Tuesday after a carbon monoxide leak at the Aloft Hotel near Denver International Airport. Aurora Fire Rescue evacuated the […]

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