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Charter school supporters sound warnings over union win in Denver schools

Even as charter school supporters swept the Douglas County School Board election Tuesday, charter school advocates were losing power in the Denver Public School...

New conservative Douglas County school board to vote on GOP-backed charter school application

Unofficial results posted at 10:45 Tuesday night by the Douglas County Clerk’s office show a conservative bloc making a clean sweep of the controversial Douglas County school board election. The results could have immediate implications for the district as one of the new board's first items of business will be to vote on a charter school effort being led by a major proponent and campaigner for the bloc, Douglas County GOP Vice Chair Mark Baisley.

Ugly Douglas County GOP campaign alienated Republicans

Even if the Douglas County Republican Party candidates win the Douglas County School Board election today, the battle may come at the cost of wider party support.

Gates Foundation funds made available for state Race to the Top application

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced that it will open up its offer of financial help with the Race to the Top...

Douglas County GOP emails and robocalls full of vague allegations about union agenda

What is the union agenda in the Douglas County School race? The answer depends a great deal on whether you believe the hype or...

Praise for Martin pick at DNR; Obama Colorado College connection continues

Members of Colorado’s environmental community liked the selection Monday by Gov. Bill Ritter of Jim Martin, head of the Department of Public Health and...

Candidate Penry rails against the ‘big government’ employing his family

State Senate Majority Leader and gubernatorial candidate Josh Penry, R-Grand Junction, has been attacking Gov. Bill Ritter for months and with what appears to...

Commissioner Jones seeks support for state’s Race to the Top application

Dwight Jones, Colorado's Commissioner of Education, is on a 14-city race himself right now, in order to seek support from local school districts for...

Ritter touts long-term economic strategy in ‘State of the State’ address

DENVER-- In a "state of the state" address at a Rotary Club polio benefit Thursday, Governor Ritter said natural gas and nuclear energy should be embraced as part of a clean energy portfolio, that he was "agnostic" on whether schools should be public or charter, and that he would ask voters to eliminate the budgetary constraints caused by the state's Taxpayer Bill of Rights should he be elected to a second term.

Rural Colorado students less likely to drop out of school

Rural students in Colorado are less likely than their urban and suburban counterparts to drop out of school, says a new report conducted by...
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