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Wesley Wright is an intern for Chalkbeat Colorado. He's a Jacksonville, Florida, native who hails from a long line of teachers. Wright's work also appears in the Sun-Sentinel and Palm Beach Post.
August 25, 2016
Colorado districts giving students more ways to prove they deserve a high school diploma
Districts are steadily changing their graduation requirements to comply with a sweeping education reform law.
August 5, 2016
Fear of black students, unfair treatment rampant in Denver schools, black educators say
Denver Public Schools hired a woman to survey Black educators about the district and their place within it. Racism and unfair treatment were some of the common themes.
August 4, 2016
Rise & Shine: Colorado ranks near-bottom in student debt measure
DISCONNECT Denver Public Schools will welcome at least 935 new teachers next fall, the vast majority are white. Chalkbeat Colorado MAKING…
August 1, 2016
Longtime advocate Anna Jo Haynes: Parents need to become advocates for their children
Chalkbeat sat down with Anna Jo Haynes to talk about an esteemed roundtable and her thoughts on how early education has changed over the years.
August 1, 2016
Rise & Shine: Golf tournament raises scholarship money for minority students
ON THE GREEN TO MAKE GREEN Parker’s Black Bear Golf Club hosted a charity tournament earlier this month that raised more than…
July 29, 2016
Rise & Shine: Pueblo teachers union raise concerns over controversy
BIG WIG Colorado’s efforts to improve the quality of its early childhood programs will get a moment in the spotlight Monday when U.S. Secretary of…
July 28, 2016
Rise & Shine: 1990s were hard time for new Pueblo assistant superintendent
TURNAROUND An Adams County middle school, at risk of state sanctions for chronic low performance on state tests, is betting its turnaround on relationships and…
'A wondrous time to learn'
July 26, 2016
How a free Denver Public Schools camp seeks to stop the summer slide
Schoolchildren in Denver can spent part of their summer at a free camp where they'll have fun and learn while preparing for the coming school year.
Pomp and Circumstance
July 26, 2016
More than 4,300 students graduated from DPS in 2016. That’s the district’s largest class ever.
The district's graduation rate was only 39 percent in 2006.
July 21, 2016
Rise & Shine: No student data lost during Lewis-Palmer hack
EARLY EXIT The sudden resignation of its superintendent leaves Pueblo City Schools rudderless just three weeks before the school year begins and months away…
a helping hand
July 19, 2016
How adding high school counselors saved Colorado more than $300 million
By one estimate, the state is saving $20 it would otherwise spend on social safety net services for every $1 it spends on school counselors,.
July 19, 2016
Rise & Shine: How Colorado’s education community is linked to the failed coup in Turkey
BACK LIKE I NEVER LEFT Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg is back from a six-month hiatus. In an interview, he discusses how the district…
July 14, 2016
Rise & Shine: CU graduates say they are happy with their education, recent poll finds
COULDN’T STAY AWAY Javier Abrego, a retired educator from Arizona, was selected as the new superintendent of the Adams 14 School District.
July 11, 2016
Rise & Shine: Colorado students take on real-world issues at camp
RACE RELATIONS Rico Munn, one of Colorado’s only black superintendents, said in an interview Friday that schools cannot remedy the nation’s structural,…
mouths to feed
July 5, 2016
Summer food programs for low-income students expand in suburbs
Officials expect to serve more than 1.5 million meals at 577 meal sites this summer.
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