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More Than $1.6M Spent In This Year's Denver School Board Election
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Dec 6, 6:27 AM: The election was a sweep by candidates backed by the Denver teachers union and critical of Denver Public Schools' past reforms.
Two Rivers Community School re-applies for district authorization
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Dec 2, 11:51 AM: Local charter school Two Rivers Community School is again applying for district authorization, which could turn over oversight responsibilities to the Roaring Fork School District (RFSD), a news release stated. >
Denver, once a reform darling, will have 7 union-backed board members
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Nov 8, 10:17 AM: The Denver school board is once again politically unanimous — but in the opposite way it was four years ago. In a complete flip, all seven members will now be backed by the Denver teachers union instead of by education >
Getting college and career ready: High school seniors determine what comes next
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Nov 5, 6:44 AM: The nonprofit Vail Valley Foundation’s YouthPower365, which provides year-round extended learning opportunities to youth in Eagle County, has grown its programs and services in this area over the past few years to help >
Colorado parents’ advocates reject CRT explanation for school board wins
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Nov 5, 5:01 AM: Tyler Sandberg, vice president of the educational reform nonprofit Ready Colorado, said Tuesday’s parent-driven conservative wins in Colorado and Virginia came primarily from parents frustrated at how public school >
EDITORIAL: Colorado parents take back their schools
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Nov 4, 9:43 AM: An uprising by parents in key school board races across the state Tuesday has opened the schoolhouse doors to fresh thinking, needed reforms — and new hope for many Colorado kids. Voters in those districts toppled an >
Aurora election results: Charter educator Anne Keke gets most votes, union keeps board majority
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Nov 4, 5:19 AM: Union-backed candidates appear likely to hold the majority on the Aurora school board, but a charter educator with support from education reform interests was the top vote-getter in Tuesday’s returns.
Colorado voters reject marijuana tax hike for after-school tutoring programs
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Nov 3, 7:59 AM: Colorado voters were not convinced the state should gradually raise taxes on marijuana sales to pay for tutoring programs aimed at reversing learning loss caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Aurora election results: Charter educator Anne Keke leads along with union candidates
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Nov 3, 5:49 AM: Union-backed candidates appear likely to hold the majority on the Aurora school board, but a charter educator with support from education reform interests was the top vote-getter in Tuesday’s returns.
Column: Unions are failing our teachers
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Oct 29, 7:35 AM: When it comes to educating kids, teachers are the lifeblood of a school. Each day, they do their best to provide children with the quality education they deserve. Unfortunately, educators in Colorado today — and especially >
School choice is at stake in Aurora school board election
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Oct 29, 7:14 AM: Most of the six Aurora school board candidates are saying similar things: They’re lauding the city’s diversity, expressing an interest in improving equity, and promising to work toward pandemic recovery. But one issue >
Judge: Colorado parents can’t exempt kids from school masks
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Oct 28, 9:38 AM: A federal judge has issued a restraining order against a suburban Denver county’s policy allowing parents to opt their children out of a mask mandate at school, finding that the rule violates the rights of students with >
Christian schools note growing enrollment as parents seek alternatives to public schools
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Oct 26, 4:59 AM: Like many private religious schools, Colorado Springs Christian Schools stayed open after mandatory closures lifted last spring, while still following public health practices, such as installing air filtration systems and >
Teacher unions, charter school activists spenders in Aurora area school board races
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Oct 25, 6:15 AM: Groups backed by teachers unions and charter schools have made the biggest contributions to the Aurora and Cherry Creek school board races, according to campaign finance records.
Colo. kids fell behind on math during pandemic
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Oct 20, 8:30 AM: The report from the Keystone Policy Center, a nonprofit research group, found that math test scores plummeted for many students across the state, falling at an even faster rate than the state’s long-beleaguered literacy >
Christian schools note growing enrollment as parents seek options to curriculum, pandemic disputes at public schools
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Oct 18, 5:50 AM: Parents noticed that the pandemic’s typical seesawing between live classroom instruction and remote learning didn’t seem to be happening at faith-based schools.
Colorado kids are floundering in math, a “crisis” that may add up to trouble for tomorrow’s workforce
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Oct 14, 5:38 AM: Standardized test results show students have fallen behind further in math than literacy amid the pandemic. The decline means the state’s labor force may lack required skills.
Proposition 119 could give you money for your student’s activities — academic help, even sports and theater — but some question the way it would do it
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Oct 13, 6:04 AM: It will be a huge sacrifice for the family to pay for tutoring. So, when Gebregziabiher heard about Proposition 119, her face lit up. It’s a state ballot measure that voters will decide on in November that would give >
Special ed questions on charter school apps violate federal law, complaints allege
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Oct 6, 9:21 AM: Advocates have filed civil rights complaints against more than two dozen Colorado charter schools alleging that questions on their application forms about whether prospective students receive special education services >
Two local online schools expand to help fill worker shortage
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Oct 4, 8:41 AM: Career experts say there's not only a labor shortage in our workforce, but there's also a skills gap. Meaning, applicants just don't have the knowledge or experience to compete for a job.

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