Articles By Melanie Asmar, Chalkbeat

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“No one predicted a pandemic”: Denver to ask teachers to give up some raises secured by strike

Asking teachers, who make an average of $43 an hour or $65,000 annually, to forgo their guaranteed 1.9% cost-of-living pay increases would save $7 million

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Denver school board votes to phase police out of schools

The vote represents a victory for community activists who have pressed the district for more than a decade to remove sworn officers from campus

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Black students in Denver are much more likely to be ticketed or arrested at school

The Denver school board is set to vote Thursday on a resolution that would remove police from schools

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As protests continue, Denver to start conversation about role of police in schools

School board members and Denver Public Schools Superintendent Susana Cordova would gather Friday morning “to announce the future of Denver Public Schools and the Denver Police Department.”

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Hybrid of in-person and remote learning likely in Denver schools this fall

The district plans to begin gathering feedback from families next week via a survey

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Colorado school districts won’t be required to conduct teacher evaluations this year

Many school districts have said they’re still considering their options or waiting on guidance from state education officials

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Colorado governor announces emergency child care for frontline coronavirus workers

Jared Polis said he wants to make sure “people aren’t forced to stay home simply because their kid doesn’t have a place to go during the day"

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Too hot: Denver exploring a later start for schools without air conditioning

Heat concerns lit up social media this past August, and teachers called on the district to act