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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

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

Impasse declared in Denver teacher contract negotiations, prompting criticism from union

For the first time in recent history, Denver Public Schools has declared an impasse in ongoing negotiations with the teachers union over a contract governing […]...

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June 29, 2017 The Mix, Uncategorized

As Denver gentrifies, which neighborhoods are losing public school students?

As more young adults move to Denver and the cost of housing skyrockets, some city neighborhoods are seeing drops in the percentages of people of […]...

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June 22, 2017 Just In, The Mix

Denver’s student discipline policy will limit suspensions and expulsions in early grades

The Denver school board voted unanimously Monday to revise its student discipline policy to limit suspensions and expulsions of preschool through third-grade students. Although some […]...

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June 21, 2017 Just In, The Mix

A report found black students and teachers in Denver face inequities. Can these 11 recommendations make a difference?

Helping African-American families understand their children’s school choices, offering signing bonuses to prospective black teachers and making student discipline data count in school ratings are […]...

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May 25, 2017 Just In, The Mix

After seven months, recommendations due from Denver task force on African-American equity issues

After a critical report documented concerns about how African-American educators and students in Denver are treated, Denver Public Schools assembled a task force of more […]...

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May 23, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Mix

Denver superintendent sheds light on school closure recs, what happens next

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Melanie Asmar on December 9, 2016. While the criteria for Denver school closure recommendations is clearer than ever before, that […]...

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December 12, 2016 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado Supreme Court to hear Denver teachers’ lawsuit challenging “mutual consent”

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Melanie Asmar on March 21, 2016 A lawsuit brought by seven current and former teachers against Denver Public Schools will […]...

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March 21, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

Top ten worst Denver schools for racial disparity in school-to-jail punishments

“Denver’s students of color were 219 percent more likely to be suspended out-of-school, expelled or referred to law enforcement compared to their white peers,” states […]...

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May 11, 2015 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

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News Poetry: Bedtime Story for Denver

Once again upon too many times, a girl was stolen from her family and delivered to men. They leered, breathed fire down her neck, nodded […]

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