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Eric Gorski is bureau chief of Chalkbeat Colorado. Gorski has previously worked as a reporter for The Denver Post – covering everything from K-12 education and religion to marijuana legalization – and as a national writer for the Associated Press.
off to court
May 10, 2019
Teachers union challenges improvement plan for Pueblo school, calling it bid to ‘privatize’
The legal challenge focuses on the role of MGT Consulting, a for-profit firm also in line to manage operations at the Adams 14 district and two Aurora schools.
Updated May 9, 2019
‘Nothing makes me feel safe.’ How Colorado educators and parents are processing yet another school shooting
Our survey of Colorado parents and educators found frustration, fear, and resignation over the shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch.
resentment and hurt
Updated February 16, 2019
‘We are all educators’: How the teachers strike opened a rift at one Denver middle school network that will take time to mend
'It’s never been administration-versus-teachers, district-versus-teachers, in the culture we have created here.'
February 15, 2019
An innovative elementary school — a product of Denver education reform — tries to get back to normal post-strike
A teacher loyal to the union cause remained in her classroom because she said she couldn’t afford to strike and lose the pay.
February 14, 2019
Jubilation, and some confusion, as Denver schools begin their post-strike recovery
Students are welcoming their teachers back this morning, on what is certain to be an unusual day in Denver schools. Here's how you can tell us your post-strike story.
February 12, 2019
Immigration fears keep some Denver teachers in their classrooms
“We were coerced” to not strike,” one immigrant teacher said. “We don’t trust DPS.”
February 12, 2019
Behind the Denver teacher strike, a union that’s grown substantially in recent years
The union has gone from having about half of eligible teachers join to 72 percent over the last two years.
strike day 2
Updated February 13, 2019
Day 2 recap of Denver strike: Everything you need to know about picketing, bargaining, legal threats, and the view from schools
Denver teachers and their allies are back on the picket line.
February 11, 2019
‘Giant classrooms’ and a principal teaching band: Inside a middle school on the first day of the Denver teachers strike
All but one teacher at Skinner Middle School in northwest Denver walked out on strike, which required major adjustments for students and staff.
the chalkbeat interview
February 11, 2019
Denver Superintendent Susana Cordova on eve of strike: ‘This is an issue of equity’
The head of Colorado's largest district says Denver schools need reform to close huge gaps between student groups, but the efforts "will need to look different."
February 10, 2019
Ten things to watch as Denver teachers go on strike
The strike is a big moment not just in the dispute between school district and union leaders over how teachers are paid, but also in the history of Denver Public Schools.
Updated February 10, 2019
Denver union rebuffs district’s request to keep talking, both sides prepare for strike Monday
The union said one reason it didn't come to bargain was the need for a "cooling off period" for both sides.
February 7, 2019
Why civil rights groups are split over impending Denver teachers strike
A half-dozen civil rights and community group leaders united Thursday to rally behind pay incentives for teachers in high-poverty Denver schools, aligning with…
February 5, 2019
Denver district, union meet separately with Gov. Polis as he weighs intervention
The meetings came at the request of the state labor chief to “discuss the path forward” and to review an informal analysis by state budget officials of each proposal.
looking to 2020
January 31, 2019
Mike Johnston, Colorado education reform champion, announces run for U.S. Senate
Johnston was a key architect of Colorado's teacher effectiveness law, the READ Act literacy law, and other reforms.
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