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Barbara O’Brien has three challengers for her DPS board seat so...

A Denver father who narrowly lost a seat on the Denver Public Schools board to a well-known incumbent two years ago is running again...

Denver Board of Ed races: Deeply political, charged and spendy

Candidates in the Denver Board of Education races filed campaign finance reports Tuesday. The "reform" candidates are winning the money war.

Obama in Golden seeks to rev up swing-state campaign

GOLDEN-- On his eighth trip to swing-state Colorado this election year, President Obama came to this scenic town in battleground Jefferson County to energize and recruit ground troops to help his campaign win the state's nine electoral college votes, just as he did in 2008.

Dems to hold unity rally Thursday

In the wake of a race that saw attacks ads slung and supporters clashing between former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff and Sen. Michael Bennet, the Colorado Democratic Party put out a press release this morning announcing it was hosting a unity party on the West Steps of the Capitol noon Thursday.

Lt Governor O’Brien defends US Dept of Education against GOP attacks

Lt. Gov. Barbara O’Brien, the administration's top education advocate and the lead author of the state's Race to the Top grant applications, this weekend...

Colorado re-enters Race to the Top education-funding program

After failing to make the grade in the first-round federal Race to the Top education funding competition in March, Colorado has pulled back into...

Colorado loses first-round Race to the Top education stimulus cash

Colorado failed to win millions of first-round federal Race to the Top dollars, which may not be a bad thing in the long run,...

News from the schools: Colo. spending on schools dismal and getting...

A brief shocking but not surprising piece posted at the Great Education website today is making waves. It was also posted at the politics-insider...

Lt. Gov. O’Brien wrapping up application for federal education-reform funds

While Gov. Bill Ritter navigates the media storm set in motion by the surprise announcement that he will not run for reelection in 2010, Lt. Governor Barbara O’Brien is busy wrapping up the Colorado application to win K-12 school funding through the federal Department of Education's $5 billion Race to the Top program. The program aims to reward innovative approaches to education reform. O'Brien is proposing new student performance testing and teacher evaluation, among other things. She spoke with the Colorado Independent over the holidays about the proposal and why many districts in the state have yet to sign on to the application.

When you care enough to send the very best vaccination reminder

Colorado parents of infants will soon begin to receive a Hallmark card... reminding them to vaccinate their children! This week, Lt. Gov. Barbara O’Brien announced...