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Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet speaks as Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York looks on during the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate on June 27, 2019 in Miami. A field of 20 Democratic presidential candidates was split into two groups of 10 for the first debate of the 2020 election, taking place over two nights at Knight Concert Hall of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, hosted by NBC News, MSNBC, and Telemundo. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

After calling out inequity on the debate stage, Bennet leans on his education experience...

On the heels of his criticism of Sen. Kamala Harris and former vice president Joe Biden’s exchange on school integration at last week’s Democratic primary...
Photo of handcuffed girl by Steven Depolo via Flickr: Creative Commons

More than twice as many Denver students were handcuffed than district originally reported The...

After a family went public this spring with the story of their 7-year-old son being handcuffed at school, the Denver district reported that school...
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JULY 31: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) speaks during the Democratic Presidential Debate at the Fox Theatre. Twenty presidential hopefuls were split into two groups of 10 to take part in the debate sponsored by CNN held over two nights. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Biden, Harris reprise school integration dispute during second Democratic debate Michael Bennet punctuates the...

Kamala Harris and Joe Biden were once again at loggerheads Wednesday night over busing for school desegregation and the vice president’s track record on...
The Montbello campus, once a comprehensive high school, is now shared by several schools. (Photo by Melanie Asmar, Chalkbeat Colorado)

Denver proposes rebuilding a campus that was the site of a controversial school closure

Denver school officials are exploring building a new high school in the Montbello neighborhood, but it won’t be the comprehensive high school some community members...

Decades of desegregation: Denver readers recall their own stories of ‘busing’

As Democratic presidential candidates debate “busing,” many Americans are revisiting the era when their cities desegregated schools by sending students to other neighborhoods each...
Denver Public Schools New Educator Welcome Event July 31, 2017. (Photo by Paul Iwancio via Flickr: Creative Commons)

Coalition aimed at ‘flipping’ the Denver school board fails to agree on candidates

A coalition of community groups aiming to “flip” the Denver school board in November has disbanded after failing to come to consensus on a slate...
"Studying," by Dean Shareski, via Flickr: Creative Commons

More than a third of Colorado high school graduates need extra help to do...

More than a third of Colorado students who graduated from high school in 2017 were flagged as needing additional help in reading or math...
Students walking home from Swansea Elementary in October 2018. The school is among 10 Denver Public Schools that are part of a city of Denver program that will deploy highly localized air quality sensors in an effort to protect student health and reduce asthma rates. (Photo by Phil Cherner for The Colorado Independent)

Will a new program monitoring air quality at Denver schools make a difference for...

For the first time, parents, teachers, and administrators at 10 Denver public schools will know just how much air pollution students are exposed to...
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Here’s how much money each Denver school board candidate has raised

The 10-candidate Denver school board election has a new fundraising frontrunner: Alexis Menocal Harrigan, who used to work in government affairs for the district. According...
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Tell us about your experience with busing in Denver schools

Busing and the broader question of what courts and communities should do to create integrated schools has been back in the news after a...