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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...

Charter school funding fight shakes up Colorado school finance debate

When state Sen. Owen Hill proposed an amendment to Colorado’s annual school funding bill, he told his colleagues on the Senate Education Committee no...

Can Colorado create a multicultural curriculum without twisting arms?

High schooler Tlatoani Garcia used to get kicked out of class for questioning his teacher about who discovered America. He worried he'd become just...

Controversial Schultheis public schools religion bill ends in a whimper

DENVER-- A controversial bill that sought to expand space for religion in Colorado's public schools failed to make it out of committee Monday. Even before the hearing began, the bill's sponsor, Christian conservative state Sen. Dave Schultheis, R-Colorado Springs, seemed to have accepted the fact that his "Public School Religious Bill of Rights" would very likely fail to pass and so offered amendments that significantly weakened its provisions. In the end, so little was left of the bill that the majority Democratic committee members said it simply offered no new provisions on the matter. In the end, the four Democrats voted against the bill and the three Republicans voted for it.

Increasing Isolation Threatens Minority Students

Last week’s news that Colorado ranked second nationally in the increasing segregation of Latino public school students did not catch Alan Gottlieb off-guard. “I...

Miraculous Scores Involve Caring, Not Magic

One of Bernadette Lopez’s friends asked her if she was using witchcraft. The third grade teacher at Denver’s Beach Court Elementary School laughed it...