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Denver Public Schools posts record gains on latest state tests

Denver students made more academic progress on state English and math tests last year than ever before, and the overall percentage of third- through ninth-graders […]...

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August 18, 2017 Education, Just In, Uncategorized

Colorado state test scores inch up, but wide socioeconomic gaps remain

Three years after Colorado introduced new, more demanding standardized tests, student performance statewide is slowly ticking up, according to data released Thursday. Most students still […]...

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August 17, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Colorado testing an updated teacher evaluation system that will take less time but set a higher bar

Lori Petersen, principal of Arkansas Elementary School in Aurora, is a huge fan of teacher evaluations. But as she sees it, there are two critical […]...

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

Interior’s new sage grouse recommendations at a glance

Editor’s note: Increased development has reduced the national sage grouse population from millions to less than 500,000 birds, currently spread across 10 Western states, including […]...

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August 10, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

News Poetry: “Even the Good Guys Have Blood on their Hands”

One • has • to wonder • if even • amid • the dangerous embarrassment • of a show- boat • bully • as POTUS […]...

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August 8, 2017 Just In, news poems, The Mix, Uncategorized

Proposed budget cuts threaten clean-up in the West’s most polluted areas

On Aug. 1 the Waste Management and Regulatory Oversight Subcommittee held a hearing to discuss the fate of Superfund, a program of the Environmental Protection […]...

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August 7, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

After years of stagnation, Colorado’s innovation schools see breakthrough in improvement, data show

A year ago, as the State Board of Education began to consider fixes for Colorado’s lowest-performing schools, there was scant evidence that giving schools freedom […]...

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August 3, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

News Poetry: “Scars”

Glioblastoma spreads like bad legislation. Another thumb down on the Senate floor Another who shouts “No!” Cameras flash on his brow the precise incision no […]...

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August 1, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

The Indy Weekly Podcast: Mythbusting the transgender military “burden”

In a series of three tweets Wednesday, President Donald Trump ordered a ban on transgender military service, citing “tremendous medical costs and disruption” as a […]...

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July 31, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Do vouchers actually expand school choice? Not necessarily — it depends on how they’re designed

Who benefits most from private school voucher programs: families with few options or the schools themselves? This is a hotly debated question among supporters and […]...

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July 31, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

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We at The Indy send a delighted thank you to our readers who were able to make Friday night’s fundraiser at the Mercury Café! It was a […]

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The Home Front: Beyond incumbents, no one wants to run for city council in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

“If nothing changes in the coming days, this fall’s Steamboat Springs City Council election won’t be a competition,” reports The Steamboat Pilot. “And, the council […]

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