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Tag Archives: Betsy DeVos

What’s different about this year’s Denver school board election? Betsy DeVos, for one

In many ways, the storylines of this year’s Denver school board election feel familiar. Those who embrace the district’s policies, and those who remain resistant. […]...

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October 9, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In

Here’s what Betsy DeVos had to say in Denver about DACA, student loans and opting out of state tests

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s first multi-state school tour of her tenure took her Wednesday to a private Denver autism center, where she encouraged schools […]...

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September 13, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Douglas County school board races could be nation’s most watched

The most closely-watched school board election in Colorado this year just may be who wins a crucial fourth seat on the Douglas County Board of […]...

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August 3, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats

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

ALEC Day 2: Betsy DeVos says school choice “is good politics because it’s good policy”

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos became the first member of the Trump administration to visit Denver, speaking Thursday to a noontime luncheon at the […]...

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July 20, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

ALEC in Colorado, Day 1: Protest and policy making

It might not be the smoke-filled rooms of old, where politicians hammered out deals in secret— but that’s only because smoking isn’t allowed in public […]...

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July 19, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Wiretap: The most obvious reason why Obamacare repeal failed: ‘It’s an insane process’

Just how did Donald Trump and Mike Pence and Mitch McConnell and the rest of the GOP gang manage to fall short in their longstanding […]...

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July 19, 2017 Just In, The Mix, Wiretap

Updated: Betsy DeVos is coming to Denver Thursday to speak to the conservative group ALEC — and protesters are ready

Updated, July 18: U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s public schedule shows she will be in Denver Thursday to speak at the annual meeting of the American Legislative […]...

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July 17, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Wiretap: Trump pulls out of Paris accord, and so the climate change battle begins anew

In what was basically a Trump rally in the White House Rose Garden, the president announced the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate accord. In […]...

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June 1, 2017 Just In, The Mix, Wiretap

This Colorado conservative is taking a bigger role in expanding school choice across the nation

For the past two years as Colorado state director of the conservative political group Americans For Prosperity, Michael Fields has advocated at the statehouse and […]...

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June 1, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Mix

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Candidates for CO governor are bankrolling their own races. Chances are, it won’t pay off.

Colorado’s 2018 governor’s race is shaping up to be a free-for-all. But this contest isn’t really “free” for some of the candidates. Several are putting […]

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