Denver teachers and union representatives rally at the Colorado Capitol on Jan. 30, 2018, as a strike looms. (John Frank, The Colorado Sun)

Activists want to “flip” the Denver Public Schools board after the teachers’ strike. But the meaning is complicated

For the past decade and a half, a majority of the Denver Public Schools board have agreed with a set of policies that have made the district a nationwide exemplar for a certain brand of education reform

Education Primary category in which blog post is published
Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Cory Gardner had good news for Colorado. But Trump had tweets.

There was a sense this week that Trump's "go home" controversy marked an intensifying phase in the president's approach and that Cory Gardner may have offered an early clue for 2020 campaigns on how to respond

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

A slain deputy. A political brawl. A school shooting: How Sheriff Tony Spurlock is handling years of turmoil

Spurlock, the target of a recall effort, says the past several years have been the most trying of his 40-year career in law enforcement. “I’d be OK if I forgot it,” he says of some of the trauma.