Denver Public Schools

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School districts across the state — including Denver, Boulder, Aurora and Jeffco — announce closures in response to coronavirus

The closures come after universities and colleges across the state canceled in-person classes and after a CU Boulder employee tested positive for the virus

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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

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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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Colorado releases school ratings amid ongoing debate about how to measure performance

There is an ongoing debate about the purpose and meaning of school ratings in Colorado

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35% of Colorado high schoolers are earning college credit as they study for their diplomas

Concurrent enrollment saves students from 173 Colorado school districts time and money -- and is helping to close the racial education gap.

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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