Articles By Melanie Asmar, Chalkbeat

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“Lives are at stake”: Students, teachers plead for Denver schools to do more in face of rising gun violence

Denver’s homicide count has been on an upward trend since 2005, though it’s still not as high as in the mid-1990s

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Denver school board to parents: It’s important to store guns safely at home

The resolution says research shows secure firearm storage is associated with large reductions in the risk of self-inflicted and unintentional firearm injuries among children

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With a 15.7% average pay increase post-strike, more Denver teachers returned to work

The difference between what the district budgeted for teacher pay this year and what it’s spending is about $11 million

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School choice: What is it and how does it work in Colorado?

At its most basic, school choice means students can request to attend any public school in Colorado for free, even across district lines.

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Denver to change curriculum that educators said “eliminates the Native American perspective”

The changes come after a Denver high school principal, who is a member of the Klamath tribe of Oregon, expressed horror with the curriculum — and frustration that it hadn’t yet been changed

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Charter school network STRIVE Prep to close northwest Denver high school in possible sign of what’s to come

STRIVE’s decision is significant because after years of rapid growth, demographers predict enrollment in Denver Public Schools will soon begin to shrink

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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

An end to Denver’s school reform era? Teachers union-backed school board candidates win big

Tay Anderson, Brad Laurvick and Scott Baldermann all appeared poised to win