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Rise & Shine: Montezuma-Cortez is latest district to adopt new graduation guidelines
Mon, 22 May 2017 13:06:05 +0000
OUT OF SCHOOL Jeffco Public Schools suspended more young kids than any other Colorado district last year. Chalkbeat Colorado NEW SCHOOLS Aspiring new schools cleared a hurdle with Denver Public Schools Thursday. Chalkbeat Colorado CLASS OF 2017 A charter school in Colorado Springs, dedicated to students from low-income families, graduated its first class of seniors this year. […]
These 20 schools just won approval from the Denver school board
Fri, 19 May 2017 23:09:43 +0000
Eleven are new elementary charter schools.
Jeffco Public Schools suspended an average of four young students a day last year — and district officials are paying attention
Fri, 19 May 2017 20:06:24 +0000
Jeffco Public Schools, Colorado's second largest school district, hands out many more suspensions to early elementary students than most other large districts.
Rise & Shine: Denver students getting jump on STEM education
Fri, 19 May 2017 13:02:48 +0000
TWO HATS A longtime promoter of school choice and charter schools, Denver Public Schools is having a tougher time managing the conflict of both authorizing and operating schools. Chalkbeat Colorado One out-of-state charter school operator with a checkered past locally isn't happy with being rejected by DPS — and district officials are having none of […]
Denver Public Schools’ glaring conflict: both authorizing and operating schools
Thu, 18 May 2017 22:28:22 +0000
Charter schools are questioning whether they are getting a fair shot in the heated competition to restart two schools being closed.
Denver charter applicant alleges school isn’t getting a fair shot because of 'prior controversy'
Thu, 18 May 2017 21:49:35 +0000
PODER Academy founder Marcos Martinez submitted an application to restart low-performing Greenlee Elementary.
Rise & Shine: Trump education budget reflects $10 billion in cuts, documents say
Thu, 18 May 2017 13:03:21 +0000
WHY SO NEGATIVE? Colorado lawmakers are rebranding a controversial tool that limits spending on schools. Chalkbeat MONEY MATTERS The Trump administration appears to be going ahead with a $1 billion effort to push districts to allow school choice, according to budget documents obtained by the Washington Post. Chalkbeat OPINION Why the president of a conservative […]
Why so negative? Colorado lawmakers seek to rebrand controversial tool that limits spending on schools
Wed, 17 May 2017 16:00:04 +0000
Lawmakers have withheld about $5.8 billion from schools since the budget balancing tool was created.
Rise & Shine: Cops cancel unsanctioned graduation party, a town tradition
Wed, 17 May 2017 13:04:48 +0000
CONTRACT DETAILS Here's how much Jeffco Public Schools will pay its incoming superintendent. Chalkbeat , Denver Post, Arvada Press, 9News SAFE SCHOOLS The Aurora school board unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday aimed at helping immigrant students feel safer, but not before fault lines emerged over its title and intent. Chalkbeat OPTING OUT Why some Colorado […]
Aurora school board approves resolution to protect immigrant students, though some raise questions
Wed, 17 May 2017 02:57:37 +0000
The resolution largely affirms practices the district already uses in dealing with immigrant students such as prohibiting the collection of their legal status.