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June 28, 2019
Rise & Shine: How Denver schools are trying to stop ‘summer slide’
EXTRA ACADEMICS Denver has expanded its Summer Academy to more students in an effort to maintain crucial early literacy skills for students who are learning…
June 26, 2019
Colorado lawmakers are trying again to unravel a complicated school finance knot
If the bipartisan Legislative Interim Committee on School Finance is successful, it could change how Colorado distributes money to its schools.
June 21, 2019
Rise & Shine: A Denver resolution limits several charter networks’ future growth
Rise & Shine is Chalkbeat’s morning digest of education news. Subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox. EXPIRATION DATE A new…
June 14, 2019
Rise & Shine: Denver school district bans handcuffs for elementary students
Rise & Shine is Chalkbeat’s morning digest of education news. Subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox. NO MORE Campus safety officers employed by the…
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June 13, 2019
Teachers union sues to block handover of Adams 14 operations to external manager
The lawsuit represents a challenge to the current accountability regime, which allows the State Board of Education to intervene when student performance does not improve.
June 7, 2019
Rise & Shine: A Denver teacher is out after reportedly making a black student clean up feces
IMPLICIT BIAS A 6-year-old black boy was reportedly made to clean feces off the floor of a school bathroom after his kindergarten teacher believed a…
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June 3, 2019
Superintendents: Colorado schools must evolve to prepare students for a changing economy
Five rural, urban, and suburban superintendents spoke Monday at an annual superintendents forum hosted by the Public Education and Business Coalition.
May 31, 2019
Rise & Shine: A Denver fifth-grader was handcuffed four times this school year
Rise & Shine is Chalkbeat’s morning digest of education news. Subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox. USE OF FORCE As…
May 29, 2019
How are Colorado schools doing? Advocates say the state still holds back too much data
In a Right to Know report card, a coalition of 21 civil rights and education advocacy groups said parents don't have the information they need to make informed decisions.
May 24, 2019
Rise & Shine: Aurora used drug-sniffing dogs in schools 28 times this year
SEARCH AND RESCUE The Aurora school district says it’s looking into an incident in which a student was tackled after a drug-sniffing dog found five…
May 22, 2019
Rural Colorado faces a teacher shortage. University of Colorado Denver has plans to help.
Across the country, states and districts are investing in “grow your own” approaches that help young people from rural communities enter the teaching profession.
May 21, 2019
Most Democrats believe Colorado underfunds schools, but only half of Republicans agree
A new Magellan Strategies Colorado education survey found significant divides and some areas of broad agreement.
May 17, 2019
Rise & Shine: Denver may limit the use of handcuffs on young students
Rise & Shine is Chalkbeat’s morning digest of education news. Subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox. RESTRAINT POLICY The Denver…
May 16, 2019
Pushed by students, DSST’s founding school drops name of Denver’s former Klan mayor
Effective immediately, DSST: Stapleton is now DSST: Montview. Benjamin Stapleton was a former mayor of Denver and a member of the Ku Klux Klan.
May 14, 2019
Colorado State Board members defend decision to ask for-profit firm to manage Pueblo school
State Board of Education members Angelika Schroeder and Steve Durham said they followed the law and acted in the best interests of children.
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