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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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Two Denver Public Schools buildings on lockout after tip about gang activity 20.12.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
School officials will confer with law enforcement to determine if the threat has resolved by Friday or if the buildings should remain on lockout.
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Donor pays off $60,000 in school lunch debt at Aurora Public Schools 19.12.2019 Denver Post: Local
A generous donor dropped off a massive check at Lansing Elementary School to help pay off unpaid lunch debt at Aurora Public Schools.
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Democratic presidential hopefuls are promising to ramp up funding for public schools 18.12.2019 Raw Story
Democratic presidential candidates are proposing bold new approaches to the federal government’s role in public education. Former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Cory Booker want to triple the US$15 billion spent annually on Title I, a program that sends federal dollars to high-poverty school districts. Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants to go […]
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Wealthy Cities Can Afford to Expand Pre-K. What About Everyone Else? 10.12.2019 Truthout.com
In struggling Rust Belt cities, child care deserts threaten educational progress.
In struggling Rust Belt cities, child care deserts threaten educational progress.
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Large-scale education tests often come with side effects 6.12.2019 Raw Story
When results come out for big education tests like the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), which primarily measures 15-year-old students’ knowledge and skills in reading, mathematics and science, the focus is often on which countries scored the highest. The education systems of countries that do well on this test are often portrayed as models […]
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Denver’s charter and traditional schools producing similar test results in recent years 2.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A new report from A+ Colorado, a nonprofit that does education research, suggests that no particular format is better for all Denver Public Schools students. Some think that looking at all students together, however, could ignore important differences between racial and age groups.
Mexico's rise in violence starts sticking to 'Teflon president' after a year in office 28.11.2019 LA Times: Nation

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador was elected last year on his pledge to bring peace, but he faces record-high homicide rates and increased scrutiny of his security policies.

From pimples to politics: A Hong Kong boy band takes on China 25.11.2019 LA Times: Nation

A teenage boy band and its lead singer's arrest reflect the conflict that Hong Kong's young people have with the government.

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Static test scores at many Colorado innovation schools have state, Denver officials questioning format’s effectiveness 24.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
An analysis by The Denver Post of state rankings data found 60% of innovation schools in Colorado were at the same level two years after their status change: Most of those that were performing well at the beginning still were, and many of those that started on the state’s accountability clock couldn’t get off it.
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Billionaire Walton family behind pro-charter school protest at Elizabeth Warren rally 23.11.2019 Raw Story
The senator spoke with the parents who protested her education plan after the event. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s rally on Thursday night in Atlanta was interrupted by a group of parents protesting the Massachusetts Democrat’s stance on charter schools—but the grassroots-appearing demonstration was reportedly funded by the billionaire Walton family, which has poured hundreds of millions of dollars into privately-run […]
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