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Tag Archives: ron mitchell

JeffCo,Thompson school board races not heating up…yet

Update: Thompson board member Bryce Carlson announced on Friday he would not run for a second term. His statement is below. Wanted: Someone, anyone to […]...

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August 9, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Jeffco board votes to close one elementary school in budget cuts, sparing four others

Facing fierce community opposition, Jeffco Public Schools significantly scaled back a plan to slash the district budget, with the school board voting to close one elementary […]...

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February 10, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

State board increasingly siding with charter schools on appeals

When charter schools in Colorado feel like local school districts aren’t giving them a fair chance to open, they can ask the state Board of […]...

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January 19, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

Jeffco school board says no, again, to Walton-backed charter

The Jefferson County Board of Education, for a second time, turned down an application for a charter school with ties to the Walton Foundation. The […]...

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January 13, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

Rejected Jeffco charter gets second chance from state board of education

Great Work Montessori School, a proposed preK-8 charter whose application was rejected last month by the Jefferson County Board of Education, has been revived by […]...

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December 14, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

Recall-backed Jeffco school board candidates skip conservative forum

The conservative majority on Jeffco’s School Board defended its record at a candidate forum Monday night, while the candidates vying to oust them played hooky. […]...

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September 1, 2015 Education, Just In, The Mix

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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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Hickenlooper calls his executive order for orphan gas wells the ‘second-best solution’

Colorado’s Democratic governor, John Hickenlooper, on Wednesday signed an executive order focused on addressing the safety concerns around orphaned wells— while simultaneously admitting that the […]

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