Tag Archives: Education

The biggest bill of the legislative session pops this week. Here’s what you need to know before Tuesday’s hearing.

The name of the game: getting a bill that could make or break some rural hospitals and could free up millions for education and transportation […]...

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April 10, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, 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

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

What you should know about Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education secretary pick

This story originally appeared in Chalkbeat President-elect Donald Trump has reportedly tapped Michigan philanthropist Betsy DeVos to be his education secretary. “I am honored to […]...

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November 23, 2016 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Polarization prevents selection of new DougCo school board member

There were no surprises in Tuesday night’s Douglas County Board of Education meeting. The board was expected to vote on a replacement for departed member […]...

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October 19, 2016 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Opt-out aftershock: Colorado school ratings called into question for low participation on tests

  The large number of students who skipped this spring’s state standardized tests is throwing a wrench into the high-stakes process of determining the quality […]...

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October 14, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

One in four Colorado school districts are violating state transparency law

Only 57 percent of Colorado school districts fully comply with a state transparency law, independent watchdog group Colorado Ethics Watch has found. The group examined […]...

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September 19, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

Colorado’s opt-out rates stay steady, mostly

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Nicholas Garcia on August 11, 2016 Colorado continued to see a large percentage of older students skip standardized tests in […]...

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

50 years ago, one report introduced Americans to the black-white achievement gap. Here’s what we’ve learned since.

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Heather C. Hill on July 13, 2016 This summer marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most influential education […]...

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July 14, 2016 Civil Rights, Education, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

District bills parent $438 to see her son’s school records, $129 for copies

This story originally appeared on the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition website.  Connie Sack was stunned when she received two invoices from the Keenesburg school […]...

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July 1, 2016 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

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EVENT: 2017 Heroes of Sustainability Fundraiser

Join the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado on April 27, 2017 at the Sheraton downtown 6 p.m. for its annual Hero of Sustainability event, a dinner, […]

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The Home Front: Investigators confirm probe into gas well near house explosion

“Investigators confirmed Wednesday that they’re looking at a 24-year-old well operated by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation as part of their probe into the house explosion that […]

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