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Colo. school test scores dip slightly; achievement gap grows

Originally Posted by Colorado Public Radio on August 13, 2014. Copyright © cpr.org. Written by Jenny Brundin. Read here.   Despite aggressive efforts to help struggling students, scores on the tests public school children sweat over every spring continue their stagnant trend. TCAPs, which is short for Transitional Colorado Assessment Program, are the tests half a…

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New Oakland Schools chief not afraid to make tough decisions

Originally Posted by San Jose Mercury News on June 30, 2014. Copyright © mercurynews.com/insidebayarea.com. Written by Doug Oakley. Read here. OAKLAND — Like a large number of the 37,000 public school students here who are now under his care, Antwan Wilson grew up poor with just a single teenage mom to guide him. Oakland’s new…

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Observers: political realities more than ed issues led to Flores’ State Board win

Originally Posted by Chalkbeat Colorado on June 25, 2014. Copyright © co.chalkbeat.org. Written by Todd Engdahl. Read here. Voter turnout, ballot position and hurried, low-visibility campaigns likely were more important than education issues in Val Flores’ victory over Taggart Hansen in the Democratic primary for the 1st District seat on the State Board of Education.…

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Judge’s ruling a win for Colorado students

Originally Posted by The Denver Post on June 18, 2014. Copyright © denverpost.com. Written by Bob Deibel and Terrance Carroll. Read here. Colorado’s students (and our state) won a major victory in the Denver District Court earlier this month when Judge Michael A. Martinez dismissed a lawsuit brought by five former teachers, the Denver Classroom…

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Boasberg Shuffles Leadership Team

Originally Posted by Chalkbeat Colorado on June 13, 2014. Copyright © co.chalkbeat.org. Written by Nicholas Garcia and Kate Schimel. Read here. Denver Public Schools’ top boss has reshuffled his leadership team as the city’s school district moves toward rolling out its new strategic plan and after one of his top lieutenants departed for a new…

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Southwest Denver parents, community propose changes for school improvement

Originally Posted by Chalkbeat Colorado on June 13, 2014. Copyright © co.chalkbeat.org. Written by Monique Collins. Read here. Southwest Denver parents and community members demanded Thursday that the Denver Public Schools Board of Education create a task force to address the lack of resources and poor performance in the area’s schools. Their requests follow last week’s…

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Press Release: ¡Ya Basta! – Enough Already! Southwest Denver Schools have been ignored too long.

COALITION CALLS ON DPS BOARD TO CREATE COMMITTEE ON SOUTHWEST DENVER A group of education organizations are continuing their call on the DPS School Board to take comprehensive action in southwest Denver.  The call for a committee follows the release of a report “Ya Basta, Enough Already,” that examines the severe lack of high-quality schools…

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Southwest Denver parents rally, want better schools

Originally Posted by Chalkbeat Colorado on June 6, 2014. Copyright © co.chalkbeat.org. Written by Monique Collins. Read here.   Denver parents and students rallied for better schools outside the city’s school district’s headquarters June 5. The protest, the latest move in a campaign by education reform organizations to draw attention to the city’s southwest schools, follows…

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Parents Say Southwest Denver Schools Are Being Left Behind

Originally Posted by CBS 4 on June 6, 2014. Copyright © denver.cbslocal.com. Read here.   DENVER (CBS4) – Some angry parents spoke out in a rally on Thursday, saying Denver Public Schools has ignored its southwest region and allowed schools there fail. The group, which included members of a group called Stand For Children, rallied outside…

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Protesters claim unfair treatment of SW Denver schools

Originally Posted by 9 News on June 5, 2014. KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation. Written by Nelson Garcia. Read here. DENVER – If there is a struggling school in Stapleton or the Highlands, protesters believe the district will work to fix the problems right away. If it is in the poorer neighborhoods of southwest Denver,…

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