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School choice is pushing wealthy families to gentrify areas while avoiding...

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

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

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

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

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...

Gentrification is changing Denver schools. These steps aim to address that.

To address declining enrollment and combat segregation, Denver Public Schools should consider a number of steps including creating a clear and community-driven process for...

DPS enrollment projected to drop — and other takeaways from new...

After growing for nearly two decades, the student population in Denver Public Schools is forecast to drop almost 2 percent by 2021, according to...

A minimum salary for Colorado teachers? State officials may ask lawmakers...

As part of a broad plan to increase the volume of high-quality teachers in Colorado, state officials are considering asking lawmakers to take the...

Spending on Colorado school board races by outside groups surpasses $1.5...

Outside groups seeking to influence school board races in the Denver-metro area continue to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars at a steady clip,...

Denver teen pregnancy prevention organization to close its doors at the...

A Denver-based nonprofit focused on teen pregnancy prevention and youth sexual health will close its doors at the end of 2017 after losing two...

Less plastic, more trees: New effort seeks to reinvent preschool playgrounds

Michelle Dalbotten, the energetic director of a Northglenn child care center called Step by Step, doesn’t like her playground. Sure, it’s spacious, with a high...

Offered ratings bonuses, Westminster teachers wonder if performance pay is coming

Teachers and employees in Westminster Public Schools will be able to earn a bonus if they help the struggling district improve its state ratings...
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