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April 8, 2019
‘I’m the adult’: Why this Colorado English teacher never gives up on her students
This Colorado teacher talks about what mantra she repeats daily, how she helped students rethink stereotypes, and why she sometimes has to “walk around the trash can.”
How I Lead
December 13, 2017
When this Colorado principal learned about a student’s tough home life, she put him to work at school
A Colorado principal talks about how she reached out to a troubled student, why teacher evaluations sometimes go awry and how poverty affects the school.
November 10, 2017
Local voters approved several big money measures for schools this election — including in places you might not expect
At least three Colorado school districts whose voters have a history of avoiding tax increases passed ballot measures on Tuesday.
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.
September 7, 2017
Colorado school districts taking another shot at tax measures after past defeats
Almost 20 school districts will be asking voters for a tax increase this November looking to find more funds for higher staff pay and new technology.
October 19, 2016
When you’re in charge of testing in a Colorado school district and your daughter wants to opt out
A Colorado school district official believes that state tests can be a force for equity, but says test-makers are failing their customers.
How I Teach
October 13, 2016
Colorado’s Teacher of the Year for 2017: The best lessons ‘have a soul’
Words he thinks about every day before school: "With great power there must also come great responsibility." Yep, Sean Wybrant digs Spiderman.
Updated August 29, 2016
School discipline data mistakes have ripple effects for advocates battling the school-to-prison pipeline
Erroneous discipline data from some Colorado districts has made it hard for advocates to track suspension trends and complicated efforts to press for change.
August 12, 2016
Colorado’s suspension rate called into question after districts say data is wrong
Chalkbeat has retracted its original article.
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March 30, 2016
Snow days: Children cheer, some parents jeer and schools make tough decisions about lost class time
With an unusually high number of snow days in some Front Range districts this year, administrators are grappling with how to make up for lost instruction.
November 4, 2015
Why Colorado conservative education reformers lost Tuesday
All the elections had their own quirks, players and storylines. But common themes bound the losses together.
November 4, 2015
Ideological tides shift in four key districts
The tale of Tuesday’s changes in school board politics was told in four key districts, Jefferson County, Douglas County, Thompson and Colorado Springs District 11.
August 19, 2015
More kids to get free school breakfast under law, but some districts feel financial squeeze
As the second phase of Colorado’s “Breakfast After the Bell” law takes effect this fall, thousands more low-income students will have access to free breakfast served during school hours. It’s a development lauded by many advocates, but not always by administrators in the districts mandated to provide the universal free meals.
November 8, 2013
Taking on a win-at-all-costs society in the classroom
A new curriculum created by the United State Anti-Doping Agency in Colorado Springs aims to promote health and ethics in students.
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