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Survey: Majority of Coloradans hold a ‘favorable opinion’ about charter schools
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Jun 16, 9:39 AM: A majority of Coloradans hold a “favorable opinion” about charter schools in the state, part of a survey released on Friday found.
9 charts that explain Denver’s declining enrollment challenge
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Jun 9, 7:50 AM: Declining enrollment is arguably the most pressing issue facing Denver Public Schools, and the district’s latest annual report takes a deep dive into current numbers and future predictions.
Survey: More Colorado voters think schools are on the wrong track
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Jun 7, 8:26 AM:

Two years into the pandemic and amid intense political polarization, more Colorado voters think schools are on the wrong track, according to a new survey from polling firm Magellan Strategies.

Colorado teacher prep programs saw an “exodus” when COVID hit — another test for school districts facing shortages
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Jun 7, 8:09 AM: As Colorado’s teacher pipeline trickles, more of the state’s new educators are taking charge of classrooms while still learning how to teach.
Law Signed by Governor Pays Eligible Students for Teacher Training and Removes Standardized Test Barrier for Teacher Qualification
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Jun 1, 11:43 AM:

Gov. Jared Polis signed House Bill 1220, “Removing Barriers to Educator Preparation,” to provide stipends to eligible student teachers for teacher training and remove the Praxis standardized test as the only way to prove mastery >

Denver charter schools continue to outperform peers in Colorado
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May 31, 9:33 AM: CREDO did an analysis of Denver schools in 2019 and found that Denver charter school students had stronger gains than the state average in reading and math in all three years the study reviewed – 2014-15, 2015-16 and >
New America School teachers want to form Colorado’s first charter union
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Mar 30, 7:59 AM: Teachers at the New America School charter network are attempting to form Colorado’s first charter school union.
Colorado charter schools seek more authority over special education
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Mar 28, 5:55 AM: Colorado charter schools serve far fewer students with disabilities than district-run schools do. The gap means those students don’t have access to the same educational opportunities as their peers, and school districts end up >
Limits on Denver innovation schools' autonomy up for a vote Thursday
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Mar 24, 7:21 AM: Innovation schools can opt out of some district policies, including parts of the collective bargaining agreement between DPS and the teachers' union.
Denver school board simplifies proposal to limit school autonomy
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Mar 22, 6:18 AM: A simplified version of a controversial Denver school board proposal would require semi-autonomous schools to follow the teachers union contract and grant Colorado’s version of teacher tenure. But the board late Monday removed a >
Denver teachers speak out in school surveys: ‘Teachers cannot survive another year of what they experienced this past year’
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Mar 22, 6:15 AM: Two surveys of Denver teachers found widespread feelings of burnout and distress, and educators on the verge of quitting.
Op-Ed: Putting Students First: Why Innovation Works in Denver Public Schools
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Mar 21, 6:12 AM: The proposal would direct the superintendent to develop policies that would significantly limit an innovation school’s ability to use flexibility to do what’s in the best interest of teachers, students and families.
Teachers at the New America School charter school system want to form Colorado’s first charter school union
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Mar 18, 5:50 AM: "We have absolutely been ignored and disregarded about really important issues and issues that matter to our students,” she said. She’s also concerned about the high number of staff leaving — counselors, nurses and teachers — a lack >
COVID money shores up budgets at Denver schools with declining enrollment
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Mar 17, 6:08 AM: About a third of Denver’s district-run schools are using federal coronavirus relief money to backfill their budgets due to declining student enrollment this year, next year, or both.
Opinion: DPS is attacking the innovations that make schools excel
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Mar 17, 5:59 AM: At two Beacon Network middle schools and other Denver Public innovation schools, teachers have worked for years to create plans to ensure we’re able to meet the unique needs of our students — and our efforts have paid off with our >
These schools did less to contain covid. Their students did better.
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Mar 14, 9:30 AM: Debate continues over which approach was the right one, and the circumstances in homogenous suburban districts differ from those in big cities. But the experience of systems like Lewis-Palmer offers evidence for those who say >
Inside the debate over teacher rights and innovation schools in Denver
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Mar 10, 9:04 AM: A sweeping proposal that would shore up teacher job protections, standardize school calendars, and even ban busywork has divided Denver teachers, principals, and parents.
Opinion: Denver’s shrinking school enrollment is an opportunity to improve
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Mar 3, 6:22 AM: The Denver Public School Board just navigated a difficult set of decisions regarding the renewal of 16 of Denver’s 58 charter schools. The DPS charter renewal process and outcome was an exemplar for how to do school authorizing with >
Opinion: School choice is public accountability to parents
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Feb 28, 7:50 AM: We must close these achievement gaps by empowering families to become better education consumers through informed school choice. That’s why my colleagues and I at Parents Challenge partner with low-income families to make sure they >
Denver Public Schools turns to federal COVID-19 relief money to avoid layoffs
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Feb 25, 9:18 AM: Denver Public Schools said Thursday it is using COVID-19 relief money to avoid laying off employees as declining student enrollment cuts into school budgets.

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