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Tag Archives: Teachers Union

This Colorado bill would ban teacher strikes and hit violators with fines and jail time

Two Republican lawmakers who have long helped shape education policy in Colorado have introduced a bill that would bar teachers from striking and strip unions […]...

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April 24, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Mix

National head of DFER after Colorado Democrats’ platform vote: ‘We’re not going anywhere’

The national head of Democrats for Education Reform responded to the dramatic rejection of his organization at the Colorado Democratic Party state assembly with a […]...

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April 20, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In

Colorado teachers plan more walkouts, and Jeffco canceled classes one day next week

Teachers from Colorado’s two largest school districts are planning back-to-back walkouts next week to call for more funding for education – and they could be […]...

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April 18, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Colorado Dems overwhelmingly reject Democrats for Education Reform at state assembly

Delegates at the Colorado Democratic state assembly Saturday sent a clear message to the state chapter of Democrats for Education Reform: You don’t have a […]...

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April 16, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

A day of action by Colorado teachers will bring hundreds to the Capitol and already one district has canceled classes

In the midst of a wave of teacher activism across the country, educators in Colorado are joining the fray by putting more pressure on lawmakers, […]...

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April 13, 2018 Chalkbeat, Colorado state legislature 2018, Education, Just In, The Mix

Two candidates with southwest Denver roots battle to represent region on school board

Two political newcomers are dueling for a wide-open school board seat in southwest Denver, a region of the city that has seen a multitude of […]...

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October 26, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Inside the three-candidate battle for northeast Denver’s school board seat

Of the Denver school board races on the November ballot, none packs more intrigue than the fight for District 4. The three-person slate of candidates […]...

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October 23, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In

Groups with a stake in Colorado’s school board elections raise $1.5 million to influence them

Union committees and various political groups have raised more than $1.5 million so far to influence the outcome of school board elections across the state, […]...

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October 19, 2017 Campaign Finance, Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Jeffco teachers have a new long-term contract, but unrest remains

The Jefferson County school board on Thursday approved a long-term deal with the school district’s teachers union, which includes $10.4 million in pay increases for the next academic year....

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June 3, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

DougCo student activist Grace Davis’ coming of age

Grace Davis is many things: a 16-year old incoming junior at Ponderosa High, a member of her church’s youth group, school choir and golf and […]...

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June 2, 2016 Civil Rights, 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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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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