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One of Colorado’s poorest school districts gave its superintendent a 17% raise after losing $1M-plus in state funding

A superintendent over one of Colorado’s poorest school districts collected a nearly 20% raise this year, igniting a debate over spending even as enrollment is in freefall. Supporters of Pat Sandos’ raise — which increased his base salary 17% to $202,000 — call it a crook to keep him in Sheridan School District No. 2, […]

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Denver Public Schools names its sole finalist for superintendent

By Melanie Asmar and Erica Meltzer, Chalkbeat Colorado The Denver school board whittled the pool of finalists for superintendent of Denver Public Schools from three to one Wednesday when it named Alex Marrero, a school district administrator in suburban New York, the sole finalist for the job. The seven-member board is in active contract negotiations with agreement on […]

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“Stretched thin”: Colorado superintendent survey highlights concerns with teacher burnout, learning loss

Young students are struggling to learn to read, and teachers are burning out as Colorado schools slog through the ninth month of the pandemic. Those issues emerged as top concerns in a survey of 140 superintendents conducted by the nonprofit Colorado Education Initiative and the Colorado Department of Education. The needs assessment updates a similar survey […]