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Denver sets guidelines for shutting schools

By   /  May 17, 2016  /  Colorado, Education Blog  /  No Comments

East St. Louis school board saved from expulsion, at least temporarily.

Denver Public Schools has released new guidelines for closing low-performing schools. “It’s a very real set of criteria we’re going to be facing in our neighborhoods,” said school board member Rosemary Rodriguez, who represents southwest Denver. Read more here.

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Colorado school to use therapy dogs to help students deal with stress

By   /  May 12, 2016  /  Colorado, Education Blog  /  No Comments

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Mountain Vista High School near Denver will be adding two staff members this week — therapy dogs to help students deal with stress as the year comes to an end. Seniors will be able to visit the Therapy Dog Lounge between exams to help them relax. Next year, the program will launch fully. Read more here.

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Bill to eliminate charter school waivers dies in Colorado House

By   /  May 12, 2016  /  Colorado, Education, News  /  No Comments

Of the state’s seven congressional districts, the same number as before the 2010 U.S. Census, Republicans hold four and Democrats, two. All the Democratic districts and two Republican districts are considered safe for the incumbents.

“I really think we were able to peel back the layers to show it was an exercise in unnecessary paperwork.”

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Colorado charter schools both win and lose in legislative wrangling

By   /  May 11, 2016  /  Colorado, Education, News  /  No Comments

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“There’s still more work to do to make sure school choice students are treated fairly, but I’m very excited about the outcome. I think we made real progress this year to move school choice forward.”

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Lockheed Martin gives $800,000 to Denver STEM programs

By   /  May 10, 2016  /  Colorado, Education Blog  /  No Comments

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Lockheed Martin has provided $800,000 to a STEM program at Denver Public Schools, bringing Project Lead the Way curriculum to up to 100 schools of all levels over the next three years. DPS sees this as an opportunity to support Lockheed Martin, too. “We’re going to make sure the future president and CEO of Lockheed is a […]

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Class food truck project teaches entrepreneurship

By   /  May 6, 2016  /  Colorado, Education, Education Blog  /  No Comments

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“It’s a really creative business plan. They were creative and persistent. They created a great business model, and it’s going well.”

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