Education

Would giving DPS’s school safety officers arrest powers help end the “school-to-prison pipeline?”

School safety patrol officers in the Denver district would get the authority to arrest students and write tickets under an idea being explored by...

New state law forces Denver to change course on its ‘early colleges’

A change in state law meant to rein in the cost of Colorado high schools that allow students to stay longer to earn college...

Seven female law professors win $2.6 million settlement from DU in unequal pay lawsuit

The University of Denver on Thursday reached a settlement with seven female law professors over an unequal pay dispute.  U.S. District Court Senior Judge Wiley...

Colorado schools gave out nearly 1,800 suspensions to young students with disabilities last year

Getting sent home from school became a constant for Ben Wankel’s second-grade son last fall. It started simply enough: The cafeteria was too noisy, his...

Feds approve Colorado’s education plan after multiple revisions, but critics see more work to...

Colorado finally received approval for its federally mandated education plan Monday, one year and two revisions after the state first submitted it. Colorado’s plan was...

Colorado was never ranked 46th for teacher pay. Does this change the debate?

As a rallying cry, “We’re 30th in the nation for teacher pay!” doesn’t quite inspire outrage. But that is, in fact, where Colorado ranked...

Colorado teachers rallying at the Capitol will need voters’ help to make a big...

When thousands of Colorado teachers rally at the state Capitol Thursday and Friday, it will be an unprecedented show of force that takes two-thirds...

In Colorado’s conservative corners, a push for gun control

On a brisk Saturday afternoon in late March, hundreds of protestors gathered in a grassy field at Lincoln Park in Grand Junction, Colorado, a...

This Colorado bill would ban teacher strikes and hit violators with fines and jail...

Two Republican lawmakers who have long helped shape education policy in Colorado have introduced a bill that would bar teachers from striking and strip...

National head of DFER after Colorado Democrats’ platform vote: ‘We’re not going anywhere’

The national head of Democrats for Education Reform responded to the dramatic rejection of his organization at the Colorado Democratic Party state assembly with...