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Education

Photo by Melanie Asmar, Chalkbeat Colorado

Inside the reorganization of the Denver school district’s central office

The people losing their jobs as part of a reorganization of the Denver school district’s central office range from literacy fellows who worked with...
Wendy McSwain

A day in the life of Miss Wendy, a ‘foot soldier’ for special education

The fourth-grader sitting across the table from Wendy McSwain was not in the mood for learning. As his small-group reading lesson began, he meowed...

No longer every teacher, every year: Union-backed bill would change Colorado teacher evaluation law

Most Colorado educators would no longer receive a full, formal review every year, and student academic growth would carry less weight in those evaluations...

Where do Colorado’s online school students end up? Lawmakers want to know.

Tyler Landsparger will head to Penn State in the fall to study meteorology. It will be the first time the 17-year-old from Aurora is in...

“Ban the box” movement takes aim at college applications And this time it's got...

Majid Mohammad knows first-hand what a criminal record can do to your self-esteem. Mohammed, who served seven years behind bars for robbery, wanted to go...

Where are they now? A progress report on Colorado education bills

Colorado’s General Assembly is just about at the halfway mark, but most major education legislation is still under consideration. And the biggest issue – how...
Denver teachers rally on the first day of a three-day strike.

Three-quarters of Denver teachers went out on strike, new data shows. Look up your...

Three-quarters of Denver classroom teachers were absent on the first day of a three-day strike in February, according to attendance numbers obtained through an...

Denver teachers union ratifies contract deal reached after strike

The Denver teachers union has ratified a new pay agreement reached with the school district after a three-day strike and an all-night bargaining session....

Black student excellence: Denver school board directs district to better serve black students

Every Denver public school soon will be required to develop a plan to boost the success of black and African-American students by embracing their...

Younger Colorado students seek access to mental health care, without parental permission

A bill before the Colorado legislature would allow younger children to access confidential therapy on their own to fight mental illness and youth suicide. A...