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"Handcuffed arrested" by Whitesun12 via Flickr: Creative Commons

Policy vs. practice: Handcuffing of students under review in Denver school district

The chief of safety for Denver’s public schools has vowed to review the use of handcuffs on students, as well as how district safety...
A study by the American Civil Liberties Union found that millions of U.S. students lack access to school mental health resources. (Photo by publik15 via Flicker: Creative Commons.)

Student and parent groups pushing Denver schools to hire ‘counselors, not cops’

Against a backdrop of rising youth suicide rates and disproportionately harsh discipline for black and Latino students, Denver teenagers and parents are calling for...

Denver metro area schools closed as authorities search for a woman ‘infatuated’ with Columbine

Update: Law enforcement says it found Sol Pais dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Clear Creek County near Mount Evans. More than two...

Colorado legislative roundup: Bills aimed at helping at-risk students advance

Many of the education bills wending their way through the Colorado General Assembly aim to provide students with more than academics. They seek to...

Police are investigating anti-Semitic vandalism at a Denver elementary school

Denver police are investigating an incident in which someone used gasoline on Monday night to burn an anti-Semitic symbol on asphalt near the playground...

Colorado districts moving quickly toward full-day kindergarten, complicating funding debate

Large Colorado school districts that collectively serve thousands of children in half-day kindergarten programs are preparing to switch to full-day programs this fall, potentially...

Colorado bill to allow teen voting fails over worries about process and legality

Colorado high school juniors and seniors won’t get to vote in school board elections, after lawmakers expressed concerns over constitutional and transparency issues. The House State,...

Should Colorado teens get a vote in school board elections? These legislators think so

A coalition of youth advocates is pushing Colorado to allow most high school juniors and seniors to vote in school board elections. “Students are experts...

A crisis and an opportunity: Inside the fight to save one Denver middle school

Despite being located in one of the fastest growing parts of the city, a Denver middle school faces an enrollment crisis that threatens its...

There’s been lots of action on Colorado education legislation. Here’s a progress report.

Colorado’s education debate heated up on the House floor last week, as race, religion, partisanship, and even reproductive health entered discussion of a measure...