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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Education Primary category in which blog post is published

More poverty, fewer federal dollars: Suburban Denver schools face hard choices about who gets cut off

Large districts like Aurora, Jeffco, and Cherry Creek are among those grappling with how to serve more schools with higher percentages of students living in poverty

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97-year-old Colorado Springs man, one of the last surviving USS Arizona crew members, dies

Stratton was one of the survivors of the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese aerial attack on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor on Oahu, Hawaii. More than 1,100 crew members died on the battleship.