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“They need us”: Denver teachers are on strike Monday after failing to reach pay deal

In several statements posted Saturday night on its Twitter account, the Denver teachers union said the Denver Public Schools' latest contract offer was not good enough

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Colorado education officials failed state by botching $231 million reading-improvement program, whistleblower lawsuit claimed

Signed into law in 2012, the program was supposed to ensure that all Colorado students would be able to read at their grade level by third grade. But state officials say they remain far behind that goal, even as the annual cost of the READ Act has risen to $42.5 million.

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Gov. Polis won’t stop Denver teachers’ strike Monday. But here is why he’s worried about fallout.

The Democratic governor warns that such a strike could hurt a ballot campaign for more education and road money

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Decades after redlining, Denver schools see choice contributing to racial imbalance

Amid declining overall enrollment, some neighborhood schools suffer as parents send their kids to higher-achieving schools

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Jared Polis injected himself into Denver teachers’ strike. Now he needs a way out.

The new governor must decide whether to intervene and prevent a teacher walkout, a decision with major political implications

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Colorado employers, colleges could soon be prevented from asking about criminal histories on their applications

So-called “ban-the-box” bills have failed in the legislature in the past. If the General Assembly passes the employment measure this year, Colorado would become the 12th state to have such a policy for private businesses

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Colorado spent $231 million to help young children catch up on reading. But rates of kids with significant deficiencies only worsened.

The READ Act program still has not produced any significant improvement in the reading skills of the students it targeted

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What’s behind Colorado’s new suicide prevention campaign? Real teen voices

A local, youth-led effort to promote a suicide text line was so successful, the state is copying it

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Nearly half of all young adults in Colorado owe money on a student loan, study examining state’s $26 billion ledger shows

More than 700,000 Coloradans, from all corners of the state, are paying off student loans. And more than 20,000 rural student loan borrowers are severely delinquent, study finds.