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Colorado Supreme Court to hear Denver teachers’ lawsuit challenging “mutual consent”

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Melanie Asmar on March 21, 2016 A lawsuit brought by seven current and former teachers against Denver Public Schools...

Top ten worst Denver schools for racial disparity in school-to-jail punishments

“Denver’s students of color were 219 percent more likely to be suspended out-of-school, expelled or referred to law enforcement compared to their white peers,”...

Thunderdome 2015 : Media spotlight vs. election-politics ‘strategery’

“Thunderdome 2015” is The Colorado Independent's wrap-up series on the 2015 legislative season. For a series overview, check out “Thunderdome 2015: 120 days under the...

Fresh food revolution comes to Colorado schools

It once was a given that the lunchroom lady got to work early and sweated over hot ovens until the kids came streaming in for lunch. That paradigm went the way of the victory garden until it became a given that school food was almost inedible with pretend chicken nuggets and bright yellow macaroni and cheese.