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Author : Yesenia Robles, Chalkbeat Colorado

To close persistent disparities in discipline, some Aurora teachers are confronting racial bias

Students in Aurora schools are less likely to be expelled or suspended than they were five years ago, but despite years of work to change […]...

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April 2, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

The four-day week, once a tool of rural districts, is coming to a Denver metro school district

The Brighton-based school district is likely to become the first district in the Denver metro area to move to a four-day school week. The announcement […]...

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February 5, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Parents will get face time with teachers in a Colorado district that had done away with conferences

Teachers and parents in the Adams 14 school district will have designated days for conferences again starting next year. The school board voted Tuesday on the […]...

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January 25, 2018 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Denver students taking longer to graduate, even as other districts report improvements

Colorado’s annual release of graduation data showed some metro area school districts making gains while others, like Denver’s district, posting decreases in on-time rates. Statewide, […]...

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January 18, 2018 Education, Just In, 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

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

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

Big assignment for group of Colorado education leaders: rethink the state’s education priorities

A newly constituted group of educators, lawmakers and state officials led by Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne will be charged with creating a sweeping new strategic […]...

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June 26, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

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 board unanimously approves three-year contract for new superintendent

The school board for Jeffco Public Schools voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a contract that will pay incoming Superintendent Jason Glass $265,000 a year. The contract […]...

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May 17, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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Hickenlooper calls his executive order for orphan gas wells the ‘second-best solution’

Colorado’s Democratic governor, John Hickenlooper, on Wednesday signed an executive order focused on addressing the safety concerns around orphaned wells— while simultaneously admitting that the […]

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