Colorado – Chalkbeat
Rise & Shine: Is Denver's innovative approach to school choice improving equity?
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:22:42 +0000
CONNECTING WITH KIDS A fourth-grade teacher from Granby shares her tips for building relationships with students. Chalkbeat THE MILE HIGH PROMISE Denver's innovative approach to school choice gets high marks from many parents and pundits. The program also raises questions about the limitations of choice in narrowing access and equity gaps. NPR BLENDED LEARNING The state is creating […]
When the class is off-task, this fourth-grade teacher knows it’s probably time for Justin Timberlake
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:24:55 +0000
A fourth grade teacher from Colorado's East Grand School District shares her tips for building strong relationships with students.
Rise & Shine: Analyzing Gorsuch's record on education
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:44:41 +0000
'SAFE AND WELCOMING' The Denver school board passed a resolution pledging to uphold and protect the constitutional rights of immigrant students. Chalkbeat Colorado, CPR, 9News, AP via The Gazette STANDING UNITED At Colorado schools, students, teachers and staff took a stand on a "Day Without an Immigrant" through absence, silence and learning. Chalkbeat Colorado, Denverite, […]
Silence, empty seats and solidarity in Colorado schools for a “Day Without Immigrants”
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 01:52:34 +0000
Attendance was down at many schools across Colorado as communities took part in a nationwide protest called a “Day Without Immigrants” Thursday.
How Denver Public Schools is assuring immigrant families that their children are safe in city schools
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:12:32 +0000
As fears spread in immigrant communities about enforcement crackdowns, Denver Public Schools officials took extra steps Thursday to assure families that the district will protect students' constitutional rights. The school board unanimously approved a resolution Thursday night affirming DPS's approach to doing everything "in its lawful power" to protect students' confidential information and ensure "students' learning […]
Rise & Shine: One Littleton school got more money to see what difference it makes
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:41:37 +0000
SHARING A bill that would require districts to share their funding equally with charter schools is cleared the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday. Chalkbeat Colorado, The Gazette WHAT MONEY BUYS A school in Littleton received more money from the district in an experiment to see if achievement could improve among English learners and disadvantaged kids. […]
Charter school funding bill clears Senate Education Committee
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 19:11:33 +0000
The bill faces a cloudier future in the House.
Rise & Shine: Westminster Public Schools appeals rating
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:57:15 +0000
ON SECOND THOUGHT Denver Public Schools is considering major changes to its year-old school closure policy — changes that could result in more of the city’s lowest performing schools being shuttered. Chalkbeat APPEALING Westminster Public Schools is arguing its schools have made enough progress to not warrant state intervention. Westminster Window SCHOOL OF LOVE Long […]
Denver Public Schools is already looking to overhaul how it closes schools -- and these schools could meet that fate
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 03:13:37 +0000
Between two and six schools could face a closure vote this fall -- but many things remain uncertain.
Rise & Shine: Some parents push back against changing start times
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:44:04 +0000
TEST SWITCH? Colorado high school freshmen no longer would be required to take the state’s controversial standardized English and math tests under a bipartisan bill that has the governor’s support. Chalkbeat Colorado SCHOOLS VS. ROADS  School funding will not suffer at the expense of fixing the state’s troubled roads, Senate Majority Leader Chris Holbert said Monday. Chalkbeat Colorado […]