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Race and equity
July 24, 2018
Here’s some advice for CPS’ future Chief Equity Officer in year one
When a small group of central office staff met earlier this year at Chicago Public Schools headquarters to discuss a grant, the conversation…
April 26, 2018
Colorado teachers are rallying at the Capitol for more funding and higher pay. Follow the protest here.
Thousands of Colorado teachers are expected to protest at the state Capitol on Thursday and Friday. The teachers are rallying for more school funding and higher pay.
How I Teach
September 18, 2017
When a parent pushed for a lesson on Mayan history, this Colorado teacher invited her in to help
How do teachers captivate their students? Here, in a feature we call How I Teach, we ask great educators how they approach their jobs. You…
How I Teach
March 16, 2017
An earth science teacher talks about the lesson that’s a point of pride — and pain
A Jefferson County earth science teacher talks about her favorite lesson, her way of building relationships with students and the person she can't live without at school.
February 7, 2017
Is Jeffco Public Schools about to cut programs that haven’t gotten a chance to succeed?
In its bid to cut $20 million from next year's budget, Jeffco Public Schools is looking to eliminate two programs that have posted promising results so far.
running out of time
January 27, 2017
These five Jeffco elementary schools face possible closure. Here’s why.
The five schools are in Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Lakewood and Golden.
'very difficult choices'
January 26, 2017
Five Jeffco Public Schools recommended for closure under budget-cutting plan
The school board will not be making any decisions on Thursday, but will hear the plan.
working on the weekend
January 20, 2017
Teacher by day, waitress by night: Colorado teachers work second jobs to make ends meet
Eroding salaries, skyrocketing housing costs and a chronic statewide school funding crunch have pushed a surprising percentage of Colorado teachers to take second jobs.
December 20, 2016
To hire and keep good teachers as housing costs rise, Colorado school districts take on new role: landlord
With housing costs on the rise across Colorado, several school districts are creating subsidized employee housing as part of a strategy to recruit and retain teachers.
year in review
December 19, 2016
Movers and shakers: Significant comings and goings in Colorado education in 2016
Turnover in the education commissioner job, a sabbatical for Denver's schools chief and upheaval in suburban school district leadership marked 2016.
December 16, 2016
Jeffco superintendent’s fate remains unsettled after long closed-door meeting
The school board has indicated it would like to make a final decision by January.
December 14, 2016
One year after recall election, Jefferson County school board weighing superintendent’s fate
Jeffco's school board members will continue discussions on the superintendent's contract at a closed-door meeting Thursday.
November 30, 2016
Bond defeat in Jefferson County puts Alameda school renovations on hold — again
Alameda International has been waiting for renovations that are more crucial now as the school navigates becoming a seventh through 12th grade school.
November 18, 2016
Two hours of reading club each week is helping students at one school learn to read
A reading club at a Jefferson County elementary school is getting attention for its success helping kids catch up on their reading abilities.
2016 Bond and Mill Levy
November 8, 2016
Jeffco voters reject tax measures to support schools and teacher pay
Jeffco Public Schools joined a record number of school districts asking for school tax measures.
June 20, 2016
What Colorado’s numbers tell us — and don’t tell us — about who needs remedial work in college
At two-year institutions, 82 percent of black students and almost 70 percent of Hispanic students required remediation.
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