Tag Archives: Schools

Head of Denver schools: Removing DACA protections for undocumented immigrants would be ‘catastrophic’

Rolling back protections for undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children would prove “catastrophic” for Denver Public Schools and the city, DPS Superintendent […]...

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August 31, 2017 Immigration, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Schools near state lines perform worse — and rules discouraging teachers from moving may be to blame

Want a leg up in school? Don’t attend one near a state border. That’s the surprising finding of a new study published in the Economics […]...

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July 26, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

Gentrification is changing Denver’s schools. This initiative aims to do something about it.

A citywide effort to review how rapid gentrification is changing Denver’s public schools — and come up with ideas to combat the most pernicious effects […]...

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June 6, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Bill to save rural hospitals survives Republican headwinds, up for final vote

The sweeping omnibus bill to save rural hospitals, provide a one-time funding boost to rural schools and a tax break for small business is just […]...

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May 9, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Oil and gas rigs can still operate within 1,000 feet of a school after Senate panel’s vote

Oil and gas production wells and other facilities still have the ability to operate within 1,000 feet of a school, rather than the school’s property […]...

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April 12, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Here’s how raising $628 million in additional tax revenue could benefit Denver schools

A committee of 75 parents, students, teachers and taxpayers is recommending Denver Public Schools ask voters to approve raising $572 million in taxes to build new schools and upgrade existing ones, in addition to raising $56.6 million to pay for...

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June 3, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix, Wiretap

State board approves Aurora school redesigns, but Aurora Central isn’t off the hook

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Nicholas Garcia on May 11, 2016 The State Board of Education on Wednesday approved dramatic overhauls for five Aurora public […]...

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May 12, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

Plan to reduce accountability paperwork clears the legislature

Many Colorado educators have been hoping the legislature would give them relief from an important but sometimes onerous chore – writing annual district and school improvement plans....

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May 10, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

Lawsuit from conservative group challenges Douglas County voucher program barring religious schools

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Eric Gorski on April 19, 2016   A conservative legal group representing three Douglas County families filed a federal lawsuit […]...

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April 20, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

Lawmakers aim to lure teachers to rural Colorado, amid budget crunch

There’s an old rural joke about how to keep teachers in local schools: find them a rancher or farmer to marry. It isn’t always easy […]...

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February 15, 2016 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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The Home Front: A ‘fight club’ in the El Paso County jail where jailers ‘tracked each time they used force against an inmate’

“Wearing a tiara and posing for a camera, El Paso County sheriff’s Deputy Sandra Rincon smiled next to a cake with two candles on top […]

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