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9 out of 10 children are out of school worldwide. What now? 2.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Recovery will take years, and other lessons from "education in emergencies" around the world.
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Denver Public Schools to cancel classes March 19 as teachers take part in Educator Day of Action 4.3.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado’s largest school district will cancel classes on March 19 as many of its teachers will show up to the Colorado State Capitol instead of the classroom to participate at the Colorado Education Association’s Education Day of Action.
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Northeast Denver residents seek new high school options, but DPS says there’s no need 29.2.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Students in Denver's far northeast are asking for two new - and very different - high school options, but district projections show no need for additional seats in the near future.
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Bloomberg’s Public Education Legacy Is a Case Study in Disastrous Privatization 26.2.2020 Truthout.com
Bloomberg’s Public Education Legacy Is a Case Study in Disastrous Privatization
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Arguments About Bloomberg’s “Electability” Overlook His Racism and Misogyny 25.2.2020 Truthout.com
It’s doubtful whether Bloomberg’s vast wealth can overcome his record enough to send him to the White ...
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Lewd tweets, the N-word and just plain weirdness: A wild-card candidate rattles Texas education board races 21.2.2020 Raw Story
With his history of sexist, racist rhetoric and incomprehensible, conspiracy-laden rants, Robert Morrow has become one of the most unifying political figures in Texas. Almost no one — Democrat or Republican, wealthy or poor, old or young — wants to see him elected to the State Board of Education, the 15-member body that decides what millions of […]
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Black caucus gets Denver Public Schools to commit to hire and retain teachers of color 21.2.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The board members who attended also promised to vote in favor of a policy change allowing teachers in innovation schools - where black teachers in DPS disproportionately work - the opportunity to reject parts of innovation plans that they don't like.
Black Students in the Mississippi Delta Still Face Education Inequality 20.2.2020 Truthout.com
Nearly 33,000 Mississippi students attend a school district rated as failing. Nearly all of them are ...
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Democratic candidates seek a big and unprecedented K-12 funding boost 18.2.2020 Raw Story
Democratic presidential candidates are proposing new approaches to the federal government’s role in public education. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders want to triple the US$15 billion spent annually on Title I, a program that sends extra federal dollars to school districts that educate a high percentage of poor children. Sen. Elizabeth […]
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Trump’s big bet on career and technical education 14.2.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump has proposed one of the largest increases in funding for career and technical education in recent history. As a education policy researcher who studies the economic and employment impact of career and technical education in high school, I believe this proposal has a lot of potential to open up new job opportunities, […]
Modi must be wary about campus protests 27.1.2020 Rediff: News
'New Delhi's rulers should be alert to lighting a dangerous tinderbox,' warns Sunil Sethi.
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Denver Public Schools cuts some preschool classrooms due to enrollment, space concerns 15.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Parents who want to send their kids to pre-K in Denver Public Schools may need to take a second look at their options, as eight schools cut classrooms and two eliminated programs for three-year-olds.
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Colorado College President Jill Tiefenthaler stepping down to take helm of National Geographic Society 15.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
Colorado College President Jill Tiefenthaler will bid the Colorado Springs institution adieu this summer after being named the chief executive officer of National Geographic Society, according to a Tuesday announcement from the college.
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Remembering Courtney Everts Mykytyn, Who Urged White Parents to Integrate Schools—With Respect 10.1.2020 Mother Jones
“Drawing Lessons From Her Own Missteps, Activist Courtney Everts Mykytyn Urged White Parents to Integrate Schools With Respect” was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here: ckbe.at/newsletters The first time I ever spoke with Courtney Everts Mykytyn, she was distracted. I’d called her one afternoon in […]
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A Colorado charter school network stationed an employee at CSU to guide its graduates through their college careers 3.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
KIPP Colorado Schools is a group of six college-preparatory public high schools primarily serving students of color from low-income households who would be the first in their family to attend college.
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Denver school choice: A guide to understanding Denver-area districts 2.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
In most Denver-area districts, if you do nothing beyond enrolling your child in the district for kindergarten, you’ll be assigned to whatever school serves your neighborhood. However, Colorado allows parents to send their children outside of their neighborhoods for school, or even across district lines.
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Pioneering St. Paul leader, Bill Wilson, dies 31.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Wilson was the city’s first black council member and president. After leaving politics he founded Higher Ground Academy, a St. Paul charter school.
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Why do U.S. schoolchildren underperform academically compared to students in other countries? 27.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Every time the results of the international PISA test are divulged, the United States gets another opportunity to whip itself for students' lackluster showing. But the real problem may not be with how we teach, but with our high rates of child poverty.

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Colorado K-12 education in brief: Jeffco schools announce changes, charter schools renewed and more 21.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Jeffco schools announce changes, charter schools renewed and more
Denver school board member says he’ll sit during Pledge of Allegiance to protest shootings of black people 20.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
New Denver Public Schools board member Tay Anderson released a statement Thursday saying he will stay seated during the Pledge of Allegiance at board meetings to protest police shootings of black people.
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