Politics & Policy

Critics worry about technical education crowding out cultural studies
A majority of the Aurora school board voted to close two elementary schools just two months after voting to keep them open.
The united front suggests Colorado will face an uphill battle in its efforts to force change on the Adams 14 community.
More than 60% of Michigan’s teaching workforce is over the age of 40, and the pipeline of new candidates is running low.
Education advocates say the proposed middle school civics standards need more specificity, especially in regards to the history of Black Americans and other people of color.
El distrito de Denver ahorrará millones de dolares por el corte de 76 puestos. Así se propone gastarlos.
The lawsuit aims to eliminate a clause in Michigan’s constitution that could be used to challenge the ballot initiative.
A Colorado school discipline reform bill limits handcuffing, requires parents be told when students are restrained, and makes more data publicly available.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wants to overturn this Supreme Court case, a bulwark against laws targeting undocumented students’ education.
A new program in the Jeffco district is one of the few inside a public school focusing on middle and high school students with dyslexia.
School lunch programs grew during the pandemic. With federal waivers set to expire, lawmakers are asking voters to maintain that progress.
Colorado’s State Board of Ed last month let Adams 14 develop its own improvement plan. Unhappy with the result, members now want to reorganize the district.
A four-year extension of mayoral control of city schools seems out of the picture for Mayor Eric Adams as he makes his pitch to Albany lawmakers.
The amended bill gives semi-autonomous innovation zones some recourse when they disagree with school district decisions while preserving local control.
Lisa Roy, who led early childhood education programming in the Denver school district from 2016 to 2019, was named sole finalist for the new department’s top job Friday.
Michigan has a financial cushion thanks to federal stimulus funds and stronger-than-expected state revenues. But education spending is a sticking point.
Among the uses: opening six community hubs serving students and families, raising hourly wages, and more.
All Colorado students have had access to free lunch for the last two years. Lawmakers are considering a ballot measure to continue that benefit.
Here is everything you need to know about how critical race theory has shaped the Tennessee curriculum debate up to this point — and what may be on the horizon.
The board is looking to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of member Brad Laurvick, who represents northwest Denver.
Icon-heart-donate
If you value Chalkbeat, consider making a donation
Chalkbeat is a nonprofit newsroom dedicated to providing the information families and educators need, but this kind of work isn’t possible without your help.