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Tag Archives: Education Reform

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

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

ALEC Day 2: Betsy DeVos says school choice “is good politics because it’s good policy”

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos became the first member of the Trump administration to visit Denver, speaking Thursday to a noontime luncheon at the […]...

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July 20, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Denver school board race opens up as Rosemary Rodriguez says she won’t seek re-election

Denver school board member Rosemary Rodriguez said Wednesday that she is not running for re-election, putting her southwest Denver seat up for grabs in what […]...

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May 26, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

Mike Johnston kicked off the 2018 Democratic primary for governor. Here’s what that means.

This week, Colorado’s 2018 Democratic primary race for the governor’s seat officially took off. Mike Johnston, a 42-year-old recently-departed senator who represented northeast Denver, launched […]...

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January 18, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

DougCo student activist Grace Davis’ coming of age

Grace Davis is many things: a 16-year old incoming junior at Ponderosa High, a member of her church’s youth group, school choir and golf and […]...

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June 2, 2016 Civil Rights, Education, Just In, The Mix

Littwin: Blame Julie Williams for Colorado’s education “reform” fail

It’s probably not altogether fair to put the stunning defeat of so-called education “reformers” around the state on Julie Williams, but let’s do it anyway. […]...

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November 5, 2015 Education, Just In, Littwin, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Parents mobilize to save Aurora Public Schools

Only five out of ten students will graduate in the Aurora Public Schools. Of those, two will go on to college; one will need to take remedial classes. […]...

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October 9, 2015 Education, Just In, The Mix

What the Board of Education chair’s turbulent departure says about Colorado schools

If thousands of kids protesting and lawmakers staying up until all hours trying to hash out workable compromises on testing reform didn't tell you that the state of public education in Colorado is pretty contentious these days, than the abrupt...

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June 12, 2015 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Republicans ready to rain on Democrats’ planned sunny-day legislature

  DENVER– If you can measure anything by opening day speeches, the ones given in the House here today suggest the 2014 legislative session is […]...

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January 8, 2014 Education, Environment/Energy, In-Depth

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The Home Front: Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet unveils public-option health insurance bill

“Americans living in rural counties would get a public option for health insurance under a bill introduced by two U.S. senators,” reports The Grand Junction […]

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