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Ask The Indy: Breaking down the tax changes in Amendment 73...

A Colorado Independent reader, who wished to remain anonymous, asked how the property tax adjustments in Amendment 73, the school funding measure, would work. The...

What happened when Denver prioritized enrolling low-income students at some affluent...

Two years ago, Denver Public Schools approached its most affluent schools with an idea: What if, after enrolling all of the students who lived...

Schools near state lines perform worse — and rules discouraging teachers...

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...

Can Colorado afford to save rural schools?

Job openings in rural public schools go unfilled for years. Classes are crammed with too many students. A single person often teaches multiple grades...

Colorado Supreme Court to hear Denver teachers’ lawsuit challenging “mutual consent”

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Melanie Asmar on March 21, 2016 A lawsuit brought by seven current and former teachers against Denver Public Schools...

Indoctrination ban shot down by Douglas County school board

It was the final farewell for three members of the Douglas County Board of Education. One of their last decisions: rejecting a call to...

Homebrew: Students protest Boulder teacher’s demotion for teaching during test

Teacher trouble One Boulder High School teacher has been demoted for, well, teaching. The story goes like this: All of Jim Vacca's AP Language Arts...

Standardized testing protestors’ rally cry at the Capitol: “More than a...

Bundled children held signs that bent in the the blowing sleet. They read: “Testing ≠ Teaching,” “School zone … No PARCCing,” “Have you freed a teacher today?” and the Twitter hashtag eponymous, “More than a score.”

Wiretap: Murder itself is ISIS goal

The gruesome murder of Steven Sotloff may be more about the murder itself than any real political or military objective, Dexter Filkins writes.

Longmont doesn’t want to ‘look like Erie,’ residents seek to ban...

LONGMONT — As she kept a watchful eye on her playful toddler, Lindsay Gahn pulled out a state-issued map of town where subdivisions susceptible to oil and gas drilling were colored in red. “When I saw this, my heart just stopped ..."