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Tag Archives: Charter Schools

Pushback on charter school contracts shows new divide on Denver school board

In an urban district nationally known for collaborating with charter schools, two new Denver school board members made clear Thursday that the publicly funded but […]...

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January 29, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Budget battles likely to overshadow education issues as Colorado legislature convenes

Colorado lawmakers started the day Wednesday with pledges of bipartisanship and odes to the Colorado way.  Then Republicans in the state Senate promptly sent a […]...

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January 11, 2018 Chalkbeat, Colorado state legislature 2018, Education, Just In

Why Gov. Hickenlooper wants to give some Colorado charter schools $5.5 million

If Mike Epke, principal of the New America School in Thornton, had a larger budget, he would like to spend it on technical training and […]...

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November 20, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Inside the three-candidate battle for northeast Denver’s school board seat

Of the Denver school board races on the November ballot, none packs more intrigue than the fight for District 4. The three-person slate of candidates […]...

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October 23, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In

Five things we learned when Colorado’s gubernatorial candidates got on the same stage to talk about education

Nine Republicans and Democrats hoping to become Colorado’s next governor offered contrasting views Friday of the state’s public schools to an audience of more than […]...

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October 16, 2017 2018 Governor Race, Chalkbeat, Education, Just In

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

Four Aurora school board candidates win union endorsement

The Aurora teachers union on Tuesday announced endorsements of four candidates in this fall’s school board election, calling it a “pivotal moment” for the school […]...

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September 7, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

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’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

Barbara O’Brien has three challengers for her DPS board seat so far — and one almost pulled a big upset two years ago

A Denver father who narrowly lost a seat on the Denver Public Schools board to a well-known incumbent two years ago is running again this […]...

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July 13, 2017 Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

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7/11/18 Fighting Fake News with News Literacy

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The Home Front: Trump administration would allow drilling in Colorado ‘next to some of the nation’s most pristine wilderness and headwaters’

“From a small plane circling over secluded grassy meadows and Sangre de Cristo Mountain spires, politicians and conservationists on Friday will see the stakes as […]

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