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Tag Archives: Education

Denver teen pregnancy prevention organization to close its doors at the end of the year

A Denver-based nonprofit focused on teen pregnancy prevention and youth sexual health will close its doors at the end of 2017 after losing two major […]...

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September 19, 2017 Education, Health, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Less plastic, more trees: New effort seeks to reinvent preschool playgrounds

Michelle Dalbotten, the energetic director of a Northglenn child care center called Step by Step, doesn’t like her playground. Sure, it’s spacious, with a high […]...

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September 18, 2017 Education, Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Offered ratings bonuses, Westminster teachers wonder if performance pay is coming

Teachers and employees in Westminster Public Schools will be able to earn a bonus if they help the struggling district improve its state ratings next […]...

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September 15, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Here’s what Betsy DeVos had to say in Denver about DACA, student loans and opting out of state tests

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s first multi-state school tour of her tenure took her Wednesday to a private Denver autism center, where she encouraged schools […]...

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September 13, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

How Colorado conservatives are pressing GOP candidates for governor on education policy

It’s just before 7 p.m. Tuesday and conservative talk radio host Ross Kaminsky asks his producer to include 30 seconds of background music to his […]...

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September 1, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Jeffco Public Schools to use restorative practices as part of discipline changes

  Jeffco Public Schools is investing more resources in so-called restorative practices as an alternative to suspensions, part of a broader reexamination of student discipline […]...

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August 14, 2017 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

JeffCo,Thompson school board races not heating up…yet

Update: Thompson board member Bryce Carlson announced on Friday he would not run for a second term. His statement is below. Wanted: Someone, anyone to […]...

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August 9, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Hickenlooper, on national TV, calls for bipartisanship on job training for high school graduates

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Sunday said Republicans and Democrats should work together to rethink how states are preparing high school graduates for the 21st century […]...

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August 8, 2017 Education, Politics, The Mix

Aurora school board member criticized for comments about immigrants

Facing criticism for her recent comments about immigrants, an Aurora school board member Tuesday offered a lengthy, emotional response that emphasized the importance of following […]...

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June 7, 2017 Education, Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Jeffco suspended an average of four young students a day last year. Officials are taking note.

Jeffco Public Schools handed out more suspensions to young students than any other Colorado district last school year, and did so at rates that are […]...

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May 22, 2017 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

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Candidates for CO governor are bankrolling their own races. Chances are, it won’t pay off.

Colorado’s 2018 governor’s race is shaping up to be a free-for-all. But this contest isn’t really “free” for some of the candidates. Several are putting […]

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