Tag Archives: Chalkbeat Colorado

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

Colorado’s new director of school choice: If we hold all schools accountable, divisiveness over charters will go away

For decades, both Republicans and Democrats in Colorado have embraced charter schools. And it can stay that way if the state continues to hold all […]...

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August 4, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

Schools near state lines perform worse — and rules discouraging teachers from moving may be to blame

Want a leg up in school? Don’t attend one near a state border. That’s the surprising finding of a new study published in the Economics […]...

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July 26, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

Colorado shied from taking aggressive action to fix its lowest performing schools. Will it be enough?

At historic Aurora Central High School, the last few years have been a trial. Students have described widespread fights, high truancy rates and a heavy […]...

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July 14, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

Threats, attacks and thrown chairs: DPS fields concerns about effort to reduce early childhood suspensions

One 6-year-old Denver student told his pregnant teacher he was going to kick her to kill her unborn baby. A first-grader tried to stab her […]...

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June 19, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

This Colorado principal thinks educators should stop turning to experts — and look inward

Here, in a Chalkbeat Colorado series we call “How I Lead,” we feature principals and assistant principals who have been recognized for their work. You […]...

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June 9, 2017 Just In, The Mix

Vote on Colorado education plan erupts into war of words over which kids benefit

The State Board of Education on Thursday unanimously approved Colorado’s federally required education plan, but not before two of its most outspoken members questioned whether it […]...

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April 14, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

Corporal punishment bill goes down in Colorado Senate committee

A Republican-controlled state Senate committee Monday killed a bill that would have prohibited corporal punishment in Colorado’s public schools and day care centers that receive […]...

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March 14, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

One month after closure vote, uncertainty about what’s next for students at Pleasant View Elementary in Golden

Construction paper cards and hearts hang in the main hallway at Pleasant View Elementary in Golden. On them are messages from kids at another school, […]...

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March 8, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

Meet the Colorado Republicans who want to reclaim their party’s education reform agenda

A small group of well-established Colorado Republicans are aiming to make education reform a top priority for the GOP again. Ready Colorado, a political nonprofit, […]...

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February 4, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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Colorado Attorney General candidate debate on March 15. All invited.

The Colorado Criminal Defense Bar (CCDB) and the Community College of Denver (CCD) Paralegal Program are holding a public debate for the candidates seeking the position […]

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A candidate’s secret spending in the governor’s race highlights Colorado’s unique money-in-politics enforcement laws

Erik Underwood, a Democrat running in the wide race for governor, is drawing attention for his secret spending on the race. The media tech entrepreneur […]

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