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Lawmakers have yet to address two largest fund deficits in state budget, think tank says

Colorado lawmakers have yet to address two of the largest funding deficits within the state budget that’s currently being debated, according to a new analysis.  The analysis by the Common Sense Institute (CSI), a free-enterprise... Read more »

Chris Gibbons leaving STRIVE Prep charter network he founded

Chris Gibbons, CEO of homegrown Denver charter school network STRIVE Prep, is leaving the organization he founded 16 years ago. In a letter to the school community, Gibbons said he plans to... Read more »

County officials to ask Gov. Polis to veto collective bargaining bill

County officials from across Colorado are gearing up to ask Gov. Jared Polis to veto legislation that would give collective bargaining rights to thousands of county workers. Senate Bill 22-230, which was... Read more »

Denver housing inventory gains in April can’t slow price appreciation

Increasing housing inventory wasn’t enough to slow down the pace of home price appreciations in Denver last month, according to the latest market data report from a realtors’ group. Overall, Denver had... Read more »

How Denver is spending $9 million freed up by central office cuts

The millions of dollars that Denver Public Schools will save by cutting central office employees will be spent on four initiatives, including creating “community hubs” to provide services for families such as GED classes,... Read more »

Meet the Denver principal who wants gifted education in every classroom

Sheldon Reynolds never dreamed he’d become a principal like his father. But today, he leads a successful west Denver elementary school that six years ago was on the brink of closure. In... Read more »

Denver to principals; Keep concerns private, support district publicly

Denver school principals are not allowed to advocate for proposed state laws during work time or using district resources if their opinion on the proposed laws differs from the district’s position, according... Read more »

The $3,500-per-student difference between two Denver schools

Smith Elementary and Carson Elementary are about 4 miles apart in east Denver. Named after longtime educators, both schools opened in the 1950s and serve about 400 students today. But Carson and... Read more »

This Denver teacher believes in classrooms that are ‘open to the world’

Teacher Reina Cruz thought she was going to an assembly to celebrate winter and spring sports when she arrived in the packed gym at Denver’s Northfield High School one day in March.... Read more »

A Denver scholarship foundation wanted to know how to help Hispanic men get to college. Here’s what it found

What barriers do Hispanic men face getting to and graduating from college? That’s the question Denver Scholarship Foundation leaders asked Hispanic men about their challenges. They variously listed a lack of funds,... Read more »