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Denver Public Schools is revising its 8th-grade social studies curriculum after objections that it erased Native American perspectives in the 19th-century settlement of the West. (Photo from University of Illinois library via Flickr: Creative Commons)

Denver to change curriculum that educators said ‘eliminates the Native American perspective’

Until very recently, Denver’s eighth-grade social studies curriculum asked students to identify the challenges faced by settlers as they moved West in the 1800s...
Children make buttons in an after-school program. (Photo by Fort Rucker via Flickr:Creative Commons)

Denver turned marijuana into money for after-school programs. Other cities are taking note.

A modified version of this article first appeared in Youth Today, the national news source for youth service professionals, including child welfare and juvenile justice, youth development,...
Students at University Prep Elementary's flagship school in Denver. (Photo by Eric Gorski, University Prep is a public charter school serving students K-5th grade. (Photo by Eric Gorski, Chalkbeat Colorado)

The growth and location of Denver charter schools, explained in 3 charts

Over the past five years, the number of Denver students attending district-run schools has decreased while the number of students in charter schools has...
Alejandro Flores, a business owner and undocumented immigrant, speaks in favor of the DACA program on Nov. 8, 2019 in Denver. (Photo by Forest Wilson)

With critical Supreme Court hearing coming up, supporters rally for young immigrants The fate...

In advance of next week's U.S. Supreme Court hearing on the validity of an Obama-era program that protects certain young immigrants from deportation, state...
Tay Anderson hugs a supporter as early returns show him leading in the race for an at-large Denver school board seat. (Photo via Chalkbeat Colorado)

An end to Denver’s reform era? Teachers union-backed school board candidates win big Tuesday’s...

The Denver school board is on the verge of a historic shift, with two candidates backed by the teachers union scoring decisive wins and...
Scott Baldermann, Diana Romero Campbell, and Radhika Nath are seeking the District 1 seat on the Denver school board.

School board election: Who’s running and what’s at stake in Denver’s District 1 race

Denver voters face a choice this November that could change longstanding education policies and practices in the state’s largest district. Three Denver parents are running...
Denver Police Sgt. Brian Conover speaks with Dorian Phillips on Nov. 14, 2018, during a police sweep of a homeless encampment in Five Points. (Photo by Alex Burness for The Colorado Independent)

Guest Post: We can do better by repealing Denver’s camping ban

After hearings this week, a Denver County Court judge will decide whether the city's camping ban is unconstitutional. But what the evidence presented has...

School board election: Who’s running and what’s at stake in Denver’s District 5 race

In a part of Denver that has experienced rapid changes, voters face a choice that could shift long-standing education policies and practices in the...

School board election: Who’s running and what’s at stake in Denver’s at-large race

Three former Denver students are running for an at-large seat on a school board that will help shape how the Denver school district approaches...
A mailer sent by a political committee backed by the Denver teachers union stirred controversy by stripping candidates Alexis Menocal Harrigan and Diana Romero Campbell — both of whom it is seeking to defeat — of their Spanish surnames. (Image via Chalkbeat Colorado)

Union-funded committee apologizes for mailer misrepresenting Latina candidates’ names

A political committee funded by the Denver teachers union apologized Thursday night for an attack ad decried as racist by the school board candidates...