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Colorado school districts react to furor over presidential speech

Colorado’s urban school districts are scrambling to calm conservative parental furor over President Barack Obama’s scheduled speech to schoolchildren on Tuesday—even as the state's...

Salazar seat on spending panel, Chu nod leave Bennet in running...

Wednesday's news that U.S. Rep. John Salazar has won a seat on the powerful House Appropriations Committee and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Chu is the Obama administration's pick to head the Department of Energy narrows the possibility Colorado will be sending anyone into the next cabinet. Don't count Coloradans out, however, as the unfolding Illinois governor scandal might dislodge a Chicago schools superintendent from contention as education secretary, smoothing the way for Denver Superintendent Michael Bennet's nomination.

Add DPS Superintendent Bennet to list of state’s possible cabinet nominees

Are there any prominent Colorado Democrats not under consideration for Obama administration appointments these days? The state might not have been "ground zero" for the presidential election — Ohio, Virginia and Florida took over that role after Colorado started leaning solidly Blue in mid-October — but to hear the chattering class chatter, the state has lately become an epicenter for second-tier cabinet picks.

‘No on 46’ spells out expected affirmative action cuts

A Colorado ballot initiative, Amendment 46, seeks to destroy affirmative action programs throughout the state. Brought forward by California businessman Ward Connerly, the so-called Colorado Civil Rights Initiative does not specify exactly which programs will disappear should it pass. And until yesterday, opponents of the measure were also loath to identify the programs that might be targeted, citing concerns that Connerly and his team would single out those very programs for demolition.

English Competency Test Gets Mixed Grades From Experts

A bill that would require school boards to create a standard for English competency as a graduation requirement has reinvigorated the impassioned debate over...

Teen Moms Must Balance Bonding, Books

There will be no specific maternity leave policy in Denver Public Schools, because there doesn't need to be, administrators and school board members said...

Huge Shake-up Aims to Resurrect Denver School System

The kids from Smedley Elementary School arrived at the Denver Public Schools headquarters around 5:40 p.m. Monday. Wearing blue shirts and cherubic expressions, the...

Denver Tries to Close Schools, Save Kids

Denver Public Schools officials announcing the closure of eight schools had explained that they weren't taking questions from the public. But the woman in...
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