Colorado – Chalkbeat
Traffic pollution: an invisible health risk for dozens of Denver schools
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:08:18 +0000
Twenty-nine Denver schools — 10 of them charters — sit near high-traffic roads and the invisible air pollution those routes generate daily.
Salazar won’t run in governor’s race featuring strong education storylines
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:59:27 +0000
In a Denver Post commentary explaining why isn’t running, Salazar took a broad view of the challenges in education.
Rise & Shine: Lawmakers finalizing budget with an increase to negative factor
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:00:23 +0000
AURORA REFORMS An update to a 2015 report calling on the district to improve education, shows not much has changed. Chalkbeat Colorado, Denver Post SPECIAL EDUCATION Students with learning disabilities are due “appropriately ambitious” education plans, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Wednesday. Chalkbeat Colorado, Denver Post, AP via Denver Post, Education Week BUDGET State lawmakers […]
New report bemoans state of education in Aurora, but superintendent begs to differ
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:10:47 +0000
A follow-up to a report published in 2015 criticizing Aurora Public Schools, states not much is changing fast enough. The superintendent, Rico Munn, disagreed.
U.S. Supreme Court, in landmark decision, strengthens rights for students with disabilities
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:42:19 +0000
Students with learning disabilities are due “appropriately ambitious” education plans that ensure they will advance through public schools similarly to other students.
Rise & Shine: Trump's plan for student-based budgeting
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:27:49 +0000
STATE OF THE UNION Seven upstart candidates are challenging incumbent leaders in this week's Denver teachers union election. The outcome will provide a sense of how rank-and-file teachers view the state of their union, which has had little impact slowing Denver Public Schools’ nationally known reforms. Chalkbeat THE WHEELS ON THE BUS Denver Public Schools for years […]
Will Denver’s teachers union election shake up the status quo?
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:12:33 +0000
Results expected Friday will provide a signal of how Denver's teachers feel about the state of their union.
How limited transportation undermines school choice — even in Denver
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:33:17 +0000
Six years after Denver Public Schools created an innovative bus shuttle system to help get students to school, the effort has expanded and evolved but the larger problem it sought to fix remains. The system, called the Success Express, was introduced in 2011 in northeast Denver with the goal of helping families choose high-quality schools […]
Rise & Shine: Public schools face uncertainty around their role in the immigration debate
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:45:51 +0000
FUNDING ANSWERS Answers to key questions about how Colorado's school funding system works. Chalkbeat BILL KILLED A bill that would have allowed understaffed rural Colorado school districts to hire unlicensed teachers was spiked by its sponsor after he was unable to find enough support. Chalkbeat FAKING IT Someone in Douglas County has created fake social media […]
How the heck does Colorado fund its schools? (And six other money questions you might be embarrassed to ask.)
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 22:39:33 +0000
Since public schools were founded, arguments have raged over how to pay for them. Colorado is no exception.