Bryson Schneider, a sixth grader at Centauri Middle School, takes a science pre-test Aug. 21. Centauri Middle School is part of the North Conejos School District, and runs on a four-day week. (Mike Sweeney, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Large achievement gaps remain in Denver, even as students’ scores tick up on national test

This continues a decade-long period where average scores in reading and math have remained essentially flat, even as the score gaps between high- and low-achieving students has been widening

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Denver oilman Alex Cranberg and his partner secured huge Ukraine drilling deal after push from Rick Perry

Cranberg, a major Republican party donor, has supported Douglas County's controversial private-school voucher program

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Why the Denver school board “flipped” toward reform and what might happen next

The question now is what this “flip” will mean for teachers, students, and parents