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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)

New schools that want to open in Denver will now have an expiration date

A resolution quietly adopted by the Denver school board limits the scope of expansion of several charter school networks, and assigns a deadline to...
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2020 cheat sheet: What the Democratic presidential candidates have said about education

Education is hardly the only issue driving the 2020 presidential campaign. But policies affecting schools and students are emerging as some of the most...
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Denver school board bans use of handcuffs on elementary school students

Campus safety officers employed by the Denver school district will no longer be allowed to use handcuffs on elementary school students, after the school...
Teachers, parents, and students wait to speak in favor of updating LGBTQ policies at a recent Jefferson County School Board meeting Thursday. (Photo by Kati Weis, Chalkbeat Colorado)

Jeffco schools to consider updating LGBTQ policies as backers call for ‘more foundation and...

Supporters of stronger LGBTQ policies waited together for six hours to explain why the Jefferson County Public Schools board should update its anti-discrimination practices....
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Many refugee students register for school using the wrong birthdate. Advocates urge Aurora district...

Some Aurora students are aging out of local schools — often because of an incorrect birthdate on their immigration documents. “I had several students who...
A student holds open the contact information for Colorado's Safe2Tell program on June 7, 2019. The program saw a 84% increase of tips since this time last year. (Photo Illustration by Austin Fleskes)

Anonymous Colorado school safety line sees record number of tips in May

A state program that allows students to anonymously report concerns for their own safety or the safety of others in Colorado schools received a...
Columbine High School by Travellingzenwolf via Flickr: Creative Commons

Seeking to deter a ‘morbid fascination,’ Jeffco may rebuild Columbine High School

Twenty years after the Columbine shooting, Jefferson County Public Schools is considering rebuilding the high school in a nearby location with the hope that...
"Middle School Bathroom Graffiti" by YA RA Resource via Flickr: Creative Commons

‘It’s OK to not be OK’: How one high school saved lives with a...

It was 10:30 a.m. on a Monday in April. Nine counselors, psychologists, and therapists sat around a table in a conference room at Cañon...
Superintendents (from left) Rico Munn of Aurora, Lisa Yates of Buena Vista, Scott Siegfried of Cherry Creek, Thomas Tucker of Douglas County, and Pam Swanson of Westminster joined Becky Crowe of Clayton Early Learning and attorney Craig May in a PEBC forum moderated by Gregg Moss, president and CEO of the Metro North Chamber of Commerce. (Photo courtesy of Jenna Oliver/PEBC)

Superintendents: Colorado schools must evolve to prepare students for a changing economy

In a rapidly changing economy, Colorado students will need skills that they can apply across a range of fields. But state systems don’t always...
Colorado AeroLab 5th grade students at South Routt County's Soroco Middle School in Oak Creek watch their 3-D models come to life. (Photo by Jody Elston)

More than 80,000 Colorado students attend school four days a week. What happens on...

While many children across Colorado are heading to school on Monday mornings, siblings Angelica and Paul Gallegos of Brighton are on their way to...