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Denver’s education superintendent Tom Boasberg is stepping down after nearly a decade

Tom Boasberg, who has earned a national profile as Denver schools superintendent, is stepping down. Boasberg announced Tuesday he’s leaving his post after an unusually long […]...

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July 17, 2018 All stories, Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

A $1.6 billion tax increase for Colorado education just got a lot closer to the ballot

Supporters of more funding for Colorado schools turned in more than 170,000 signatures Wednesday to place a $1.6 billion tax measure on the November ballot. […]...

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July 16, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Colorado 2018 election: Where Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton stand on education

What do the candidates for governor of Colorado think about school funding and school choice? How would they address the achievement gap? And what educational […]...

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July 11, 2018 2018 Governor Race, Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

Denver’s new plan gives its neediest students a shot at coveted schools, but waitlists could grow

Denver has a new plan to ensure some of its neediest students get spots in its best schools – but it will require a potentially […]...

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July 2, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Denver principals denounce family separation policies, reassure immigrants that schools are safe for their children

“Disgusted” and “physically ill” — that’s how Denver principal Kayla Grayson-Yizar described her reaction and that of her colleagues as they watched recent news coverage […]...

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June 29, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

What the primary results in Colorado’s governor’s race mean for education

After millions of dollars and what sure felt like millions of mailers and door-knocks, Coloradans have their candidates for governor: Democrat Jared Polis and Republican […]...

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June 27, 2018 2018 Governor Race, Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Some CO officials wanted fourth-graders to learn about the benefits of guns. Here’s why it won’t happen

Colorado fourth-graders won’t be asked to demonstrate their understanding of the possible benefits of gun ownership as part of their unit on conflict resolution. Republican […]...

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June 14, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Fact checking the Colorado governor’s race: The truth behind 5 claims dividing Democratic contenders

With less than a month to go before the primary, the Democratic candidates for governor of Colorado are sparring not over the future of education […]...

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June 8, 2018 2018 Governor Race, Chalkbeat, Colorado state legislature 2018, Education, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Asked again about school staff referring students to ICE, DeVos says ‘I don’t think they can’

Pressed to clarify her stance on whether school staff could report undocumented students to immigration authorities, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday avoided giving a […]...

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June 6, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Immigration, Just In, The Mix

How education reform became a wedge issue among Colorado Democrats this election year

On the campaign trail, the Democratic candidates for governor of Colorado tend to hit the same themes when it comes to education: more money for […]...

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May 31, 2018 2018 Governor Race, Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, 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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Here are potential questions that could be on your November ballot in Colorado

We already know the six big questions that will be on your ballot to answer in the fall, from lowering the required age for state lawmakers to […]

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