Politics & Policy

Jeffco, Colorado’s second largest school districts, faces declining enrollment, budget challenges, and persistent academic gaps.
Message to parents: ‘You don’t have to come back and keep asking.’
Shuffling of leaders leaves a vacant seat on the board, just ahead of key planning meeting.
Vote signals continued trust in Greene as the district proceeds with revamped superintendent search.
The district said it will begin to mail out checks of up to $500 this week. Parents can pick up checks from their child’s school.
The Nov. 7 election is set to occur as gun violence around schools has heightened safety concerns in Denver Public Schools.
Most federal money supports low-income students, English language learners, students with disabilities.
Slutzker said he believes it’s important for district decision-makers to listen to teachers. “They’re the experts,” he said.
The chancellor largely stuck to ideas he’s emphasized during his 20 months as chief. Chalkbeat wants to hear your thoughts on what he should prioritize.
Researchers say CTE programs should be multifaceted, offering students opportunities to explore career paths, connections to employers, and paths to a two-year degree.
After canceling school board elections the last two cycles, the district has its first contested race in six years.
Lawmakers advanced a proposal that would let retirees take public school jobs immediately without giving up their pensions.
Board president Asia Norton publicly announced her resignation in a Facebook post on Monday.
One rule bars students from using their official accounts to send emails outside the school system.
Johnson’s stroke, the second for a school board member in as many years, underscores the pressure of public service roles, said his pastor.
The commission will deliver a report to Gov. Josh Shapiro in November to guide development of a fairer, more adequate funding system.
Would they support city funding for Memphis-Shelby County Schools? How would they alleviate barriers to education? What is a quality school? Chalkbeat asked the candidates 8 questions.
Here’s what we know: high-poverty schools face a bigger cliff, that more federal money won’t be forthcoming, and that school budgets will be shaped both by districts’ own financial decisions and those made by state politicians.
Her book discusses the racial history of school vouchers, the more progressive arguments for school choice, the rise of charter schools, and choice advocates’ recent focus on culture war issues.
One proposal would spell out rules and a timeline for closing schools due to declining enrollment. Another would cap elementary school enrollment at 600 students.
Líderes en Adams 14 celebraron la decisión de que el distrito no deberá reorganizarse.
Board President Xóchitl “Sochi” Gaytán said the limits are meant to respect the time of board members and Denver Public Schools staff.
De La Rosa will face incumbent Charmaine Lindsay and opponent Adam Slutzker to represent District 5 on the school board.
Six in 10 U.S. adults are in favor of providing all students with free lunch, a new national poll found. The results come as more states adopt universal school meal programs.
As the number of English language learners grows in the state, Perry Township tries a new diploma track.
About 44 million Americans hold roughly $1.7 trillion in student loan debt. October marks the restart of payments.
Aurora voters will select three candidates for the seven-member school board in November’s election.
The shift raises questions about who schools are serving, how they should be resourced, and what the district — and the city — can do as it continues to lose students.
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