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"Algebra," by Jess Pohlman, via Flickr: Creative Commons

To better serve black students, Denver will help a community group develop its school

The Denver school board has taken a vote that could signal a new era of collaboration in a district with a history of tense...

Northeast Denver school sheds ‘Stapleton’ name and is now DSST: Montview The name change...

A public charter school in northeast Denver is the latest institution to nix the word "Stapleton" from its name. DSST: Stapleton announced Thursday that its...

These charts show why more Denver schools could soon have too few students

As Denver families are pushed out by high housing costs, declining enrollment is emerging as a notable budget issue for the school district, signaling...
"Praying," by Andythedreamer, via Flickr: Creative Commons

‘Nothing makes me feel safe.’ How Colorado educators and parents are processing yet another...

Teachers recalled painful conversations with their students, and parents described tears during morning drop-off. One educator confided that friends are buying her a Kevlar...
House Education Committee Chair Barbara McLachlan speaks about the benefits of full-day kindergarten with state Rep. Jim Wilson at a small rally for advocates in the Colorado State Capitol.

Colorado lawmakers made big investments in public education — but few major policy changes

As Colorado’s 2019 legislative session came to a close, Gov. Jared Polis strode into a conference room packed with reporters to talk about his...
Mark Kennedy was the sole finalist for the job of president of the University of Colorado. He won the job after a 5-4 party-line vote by the CU Board of Regents Thursday, May 2. (Photo by Susan Greene, Colorado Independent.

Regents name Mark Kennedy CU president over stiff campus opposition

The University of Colorado’s Board of Regents has hired Mark Kennedy to lead the state’s flagship university despite overwhelming opposition from students, faculty and...
A school bus in Colorado by Pravesvuth Uparanukraw via Flickr: Creative Commons

With loan forgiveness and stipends, Colorado lawmakers hope to lure teachers to rural districts

The downside of living in Campo is that it’s 70 miles to Walmart and 20 miles to the nearest grocery store. The upside is...
People vaping outside the Colorado Capitol on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 as lawmakers debate a bill that would increase taxes on nicotine products to help expand state-funded preschool programs. (Photo by Alex Burness)

Nicotine taxes for preschool, vaccine exemptions draw crowds to Colorado Capitol in waning days

As the clock winds down on the 2019 legislative session, two groups packed the Capitol Wednesday afternoon for a final say on two controversial...
Mark Kennedy, president of North Dakota University and finalist for the top job at the University of Colorado, on stage with CU Board of Regents Chair Sue Sharkey at a public forum on April 24, 2019. (Photo by Susan Greene)

Decision Dissected: What regents say they knew – and didn’t – about CU presidential...

It was early April and the University of Colorado’s Board of Regents hunkered down for a second day at Denver International Airport’s Westin Hotel...
Gov. Polis speaks to students at the Greenlee Elementary School on March 22, 2019 after he and lawmakers announced a plan to fund full-day kindergarten. (Photo by John Herrick)

Full-day kindergarten for Colorado gains Senate OK, nears governor’s desk

Universal full-day kindergarten in Colorado is on its way to becoming reality after initial Senate approval Thursday. After a final Senate vote Friday and House approval...