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Denver charter schools continue to outperform peers in Colorado

Charter school students in Denver had stronger learning gains in math and reading than the state average in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years. That’s according to a study of the Denver education system... Read more »

After a lockdown brings fears home, Denver students rally for gun control

When Jude Keener-Ruscha realized the lockdown Thursday at Denver’s Northfield High School wasn’t a drill, they looked at the two good friends sitting next to them. “I thought, ‘Well, if I die... Read more »

Denver hourly workers, district disagree on what’s a ‘livable wage’

Asking for a “fair, livable wage,” a collective of unions representing Denver school custodians, food service workers, paraprofessionals, and other support staff have floated a proposal: an $18 an hour increase to... Read more »

Polis signs bill increasing penalties for fentanyl

Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill into law on Wednesday that makes possession of one gram or more of fentanyl a felony under state law. House Bill 22-1326 was one of the most... Read more »

Colorado among 10 least expensive gas markets

Colorado is among the 10 least expensive gas markets in the country, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA). The national average for a gallon of regular gas “has not fallen for... Read more »

Denver superintendent’s goals include dismantling ‘oppressive systems’

In anticipation of the Denver superintendent’s first evaluation in October, the school board has approved the criteria for evaluating his first year on the job. The metrics are related to the retention... Read more »

TurboTax settlement results in $2.5M for some Colorado taxpayers

Low-income taxpayers in Colorado who have used TurboTax to file their taxes could be seeing refunds following a settlement with the tax-filing service’s parent company. Intuit, the company that owns TurboTax, will... Read more »

4 North High students on why Denver needs more teachers of color

North High School senior Martin Castañon grew up in a neighborhood where most people looked like him. But now, he said, white newcomers treat him with irritation, when they were the ones... Read more »

County collective bargaining bill rewards unions, harms employees and taxpayers

In the final days of the 2022 Colorado General Assembly, Democrats in Denver rushed through legislation expanding collective bargaining privileges to tens of thousands of employees in over half of the state’s... Read more »

Meet the 5 applicants to fill a seat on the Denver school board

The five applicants to fill a vacancy on the Denver school board answered questions about school budgeting, school choice, and what they’d bring to the board Monday at a forum for residents of northwest... Read more »