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Tag Archives: Charter Schools

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 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

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

Denver charter applicant alleges school isn’t getting a fair shot because of ‘prior controversy’

The leader of a Wyoming-based charter school is asking the Denver school board to reject a recommendation that his application to open a school in […]...

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May 19, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

After tensions mount, Colorado House advances charter school funding deal, school finance bill

The Colorado House of Representatives advanced a crucial school funding bill and a controversial compromise that could send more money to charter schools after a […]...

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May 9, 2017 Politics

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The Home Front: Longmont coughs up $200,000 for ‘warrantless police dog searches’ at a subsidized apartment

“Longmont on Tuesday announced that it has agreed to pay $210,000 to four tenants of The Suites and their ACLU attorneys as part of a […]

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