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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.
January 25, 2019
Here’s what picketing outside Denver schools might look like — and how police and the district plan to handle it
The goal is to strike a balance: ensuring schools are able to operate while making sure picketing teachers are free to speak their minds.
January 23, 2019
As Denver braces for strike, charter operators seek to reassure parents, tackle pay issue
While classes at charter schools wouldn't be directly affected by a Denver strike, any labor action will still touch those students and their families.
voices of the vote
January 20, 2019
Meet Denver teachers who voted yes to a strike, no to a strike — and just aren’t sure
The decision is not always black and white for many teachers, regardless of where they ultimately land.
January 19, 2019
As Denver teachers turn out to vote on strike, superintendent defends ‘compelling’ district offer
Denver teachers are voting on whether to strike for the first time in 25 years. A strike would affect roughly 71,000 students and 5,300 teachers.
strike vote looming
Updated January 16, 2019
Denver district, board members frame teacher contract negotiations as debate over values
There are two days of negotiations scheduled before a potential strike vote on Saturday.
November 6, 2018
Democrat Jared Polis will be Colorado’s next governor. Here’s where he stands on education issues.
The governor-elect is a former member of the State Board of Education and the founder of two charter school networks.
October 29, 2018
Anti-Semitism is on the rise in schools. After Pittsburgh, teachers grapple with a response.
Educators must figure out how to address events that have upset students and their families while seeking to avoid being accused of pushing a political agenda.
October 16, 2018
What our local education reporters learned when we collaborated with ProPublica to look at equity data
Opportunities continue to depend in many cases on where students live and the color of their skin, but educators and policy makers are trying to increase equity.
April 27, 2018
Colorado teachers: We like our schools, but we’ve got some issues
The good: Teachers like their schools and think they're good for kids. Not so good: Not enough hours in the day.
13 years of reform
April 13, 2018
Bennet and Boasberg: Denver schools needed big changes, and the work isn’t nearly done
The two men responsible for guiding Denver schools through dramatic changes over the last 13 years shared the same stage Friday and said their decisions…
April 13, 2018
Boasberg explains his decision to bring back Antwan Wilson: ‘He has so much to contribute’
Denver Public Schools contacted Wilson to gauge his interest in working as a consultant on CareerConnect, a career and technical education program.
April 12, 2018
Forced out as D.C. chancellor, Antwan Wilson is back working in the Denver school district as a consultant
Denver Public Schools has brought back the former school leader as a part-time consultant to help build a strategic plan for a career and technical education program.
January 17, 2018
Get to know Chalkbeat’s new Colorado bureau chief
We're building on a 10-year legacy of covering efforts to improve public education for all kids.
January 5, 2018
Rise & Shine: What the feds’ broadside on recreational pot might spell for schools
SCHOOL FUNDING Proponents of boosting school funding in Colorado cleared one hurdle this week when a state panel approved language for a possible November ballot…
year in review
December 22, 2017
How President Trump’s immigration policies made waves and stoked fears in Colorado schools in 2017
Students took to the streets, teachers recast lesson plans, and school boards sought to calm fears.
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