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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.
December 21, 2017
Changes — exciting ones! — coming to Chalkbeat
We're redefining roles and adding new ones as Chalkbeat expands into new local markets.
December 20, 2017
Rise & Shine: DeVos promotes technology-infused “personalized learning”
BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL Colorado high schools aren’t sending many students to top-ranked colleges, a new report finds. Chalkbeat SLEEPING IN Middle and high school…
year in review
December 19, 2017
Betsy DeVos visited Denver twice in 2017. Here’s how the education secretary’s tenure has made a mark in Colorado
DeVos visited a Denver autism center, spoke at a conservative conference — and was targeted by protesters and used in school board election fliers.
year in review
December 18, 2017
Movers and shakers: significant comings and goings in Colorado education in 2017
Jeffco Public Schools got a new superintendent, Denver's East High School saw a change in the principal's office, and more.
December 15, 2017
Rise & Shine: Colorado families adopting high-needs kids aren’t getting enough support
INTERVENTION TIME? Aurora’s Paris Elementary School is reporting progress as a result of its improvement strategies, but a more dramatic turnaround effort may be coming.
December 8, 2017
Rise & Shine: Teachers in Roaring Fork Valley helping new immigrants adjust and thrive
REVERSAL OF FORTUNES After growing for nearly two decades, the student population in Denver Public Schools is forecast to drop almost 2 percent by 2021,…
December 7, 2017
‘Low pay and low prestige’: How Colorado superintendents want to lift the teaching profession
With a new state strategic plan out proposing solutions to teachers shortages in Colorado, the discussion is heating up.
December 1, 2017
State unveils plan to tackle Colorado teacher shortage, including exploring ways to boost pay
The plan said the state should “explore” a minimum teacher salary tied to cost of living but stopped short of recommending legislation to establishing it.
December 1, 2017
Rise & Shine: Suicide of 10-year-old Colorado girl casts spotlight on cyberbullying
CHOICE AND COMPETITION Jeffco’s possible changes to school choice could also address a persistent barrier to true choice — improving transportation options for students.
November 17, 2017
Rise & Shine: Integration efforts hampered by obscure budget provisions
MONEY MATTERS Hickenlooper’s request to funnel more money to Charter School Institute schools would be a small step toward closing the $18 million gap between state-approved…
November 10, 2017
Rise & Shine: Wrapping up election loose strings … and telling Aurora stories
ELECTION 2017 When new members are sworn in later this month, the Denver school board will gain something it hasn’t had, to any significant degree,…
Updated November 8, 2017
Tax measures prevail in Colorado Springs and Greeley, while Brighton attempt fails
It marked the six time since 2003 voters have rejected a property tax increase in the Brighton district.
November 3, 2017
Rise & Shine: Local school board elections entering waning days
ELECTION 2017 The Denver school board race has grown more contentious, with accusations flying about the influence of outside money and attempts to tie candidates…
November 2, 2017
Why this year’s Denver school board election has become so combative
A controversial education secretary, a more aggressive union and the continued influence of outside money all playing a role
war of words
November 1, 2017
Denver Democratic Party chairman claims election mailer implies party endorsement in school board race
The head of Democrats for Education Reform in Colorado said that wasn't the intent — and wonders why the party has been silent on other issues
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