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Some CO officials wanted fourth-graders to learn about the benefits of guns. Here’s why it won’t happen

Colorado fourth-graders won’t be asked to demonstrate their understanding of the possible benefits of gun ownership as part of their unit on conflict resolution. Republican […]...

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June 14, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Concerns about reading scores and school ratings prompt Denver district to send letters to families

Early elementary school families in Denver will get individual reading progress reports from the school district next month explaining how their children are doing against […]...

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December 28, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Pueblo schools must give more authority to management group, state board says

The State Board of Education on Thursday gave an outside nonprofit group significant authority in efforts to improve three Pueblo schools. The group, Achievement Network, […]...

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June 16, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

Vote on Colorado education plan erupts into war of words over which kids benefit

The State Board of Education on Thursday unanimously approved Colorado’s federally required education plan, but not before two of its most outspoken members questioned whether it […]...

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April 14, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

State board increasingly siding with charter schools on appeals

When charter schools in Colorado feel like local school districts aren’t giving them a fair chance to open, they can ask the state Board of […]...

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January 19, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

Jeffco school board says no, again, to Walton-backed charter

The Jefferson County Board of Education, for a second time, turned down an application for a charter school with ties to the Walton Foundation. The […]...

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January 13, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

Guest post: Jeffco school district’s no means no

NOTE: The Colorado Independent occasionally runs guest posts from government officials, local experts and concerned citizens on a variety of topics. These posts are meant […]...

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January 12, 2017 Education, The Mix

Rejected Jeffco charter gets second chance from state board of education

Great Work Montessori School, a proposed preK-8 charter whose application was rejected last month by the Jefferson County Board of Education, has been revived by […]...

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December 14, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

Two races still too close to call from Tuesday’s election

Six days after the election, the outcomes of two big races in Colorado are still too close to call. The first is the state board […]...

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November 14, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Data privacy worries shield thousands of Colorado test scores from public scrutiny

The public will never know how Smoky Hill High School ninth-graders scored last spring on English tests that challenged them to do things like interpret […]...

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September 26, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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What we know so far about Denver’s commitment to 100% renewable electricity by 2030

Denver has now become the 10th, and largest, Colorado municipality to commit to 100 percent of its electricity being powered by renewable energy. Mayor Michael […]

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