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Tag Archives: Education

A $1.6 billion tax increase for Colorado education just got a lot closer to the ballot

Supporters of more funding for Colorado schools turned in more than 170,000 signatures Wednesday to place a $1.6 billion tax measure on the November ballot. […]...

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July 16, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Colorado 2018 election: Where Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton stand on education

What do the candidates for governor of Colorado think about school funding and school choice? How would they address the achievement gap? And what educational […]...

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July 11, 2018 2018 Governor Race, Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

Trail Marker: Gloves off as modest contrasts roil the Democratic primary for Colorado governor

Two weeks ago we wondered if the forum-and-debate season would elicit any sparks. Last week we saw some in the four-way Democratic primary. This week […]...

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June 1, 2018 2018 Governor Race, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

New state law forces Denver to change course on its ‘early colleges’

A change in state law meant to rein in the cost of Colorado high schools that allow students to stay longer to earn college credit […]...

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May 18, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Feds approve Colorado’s education plan after multiple revisions, but critics see more work to do

Colorado finally received approval for its federally mandated education plan Monday, one year and two revisions after the state first submitted it. Colorado’s plan was […]...

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May 9, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Running for governor in Colorado, education reformer Mike Johnston says what schools really need is m-o-n-e-y

Former state Sen. Mike Johnston, known as an architect of the state’s most sweeping education reforms, says that what Colorado’s schools really need is money. Now […]...

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April 9, 2018 2018 Governor Race, Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs

A heated debate over the desire for a traditional high school in far northeast Denver boils over

A community conversation in far northeast Denver started as an effort to ask residents what they want in their schools. It has boiled over into […]...

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April 3, 2018 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

School choice is pushing wealthy families to gentrify areas while avoiding local schools

When Francis Pearman was studying at Vanderbilt, he and a fellow graduate student noticed a striking phenomenon in Nashville: white, affluent families were moving into […]...

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March 19, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Denver wants to expand its ‘innovation zone’ even as big money questions remain

The Denver school district is soliciting more schools to join its first “innovation zone,” a bold experiment that grants broad autonomy to public schools, even […]...

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February 6, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Will recess cuts boost learning? One struggling Colorado district wants to find out.

A suburban Denver school district on a state-mandated improvement plan has cut recess time for elementary students in a bid to devote more time to […]...

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January 17, 2018 Education, Just In, The Beats

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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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Here are potential questions that could be on your November ballot in Colorado

We already know the six big questions that will be on your ballot to answer in the fall, from lowering the required age for state lawmakers to […]

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