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Boulder Valley School District will end its school resource officer program. But that doesn’t mean cutting ties with police altogether.

Boulder Valley School District will dramatically revamp how local police interact with its schools, following a Tuesday night board vote to end the district’s current school resource officer program. The 6-1 vote — with board member Donna Miers dissenting — followed recommendations put forth by the BVSD’s Equity Council and its District Accountability Committee, both […]

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Many Colorado teachers willing to walk out to protest school funding, union survey finds

Colorado’s largest teachers union says most of its members are prepared to participate in walk-outs if the state does not significantly increase education funding and teacher pay. In its first Colorado State of Education report, the Colorado Education Association laid out a number of legislative priorities for 2020 based on a member survey and a 13-stop […]

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Teachers in Park County end strike without pay raises or a contract

By Erica Meltzer, Chalkbeat Colorado Teachers in the Park County Re-2 district based in Fairplay are returning to work Thursday with neither the professional agreement nor the pay raises they sought when they started their strike on Oct. 14. This marks the end of the longest teacher strike in Colorado in decades and the first in recent […]

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Denver Public Schools begins cutting 150-plus central office positions to pay for teacher raises

By Erica Meltzer, Chalkbeat Colorado Denver Public Schools began the process this week of cutting more than 150 administrative positions from its central office, which will free up $17 million for raises for teachers and other district employees, as well as additional money for special education services. The Denver district has far more administrators than others in […]

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Denver Public Schools, teachers union reach a deal including 7 to 11 percent raises to end strike after all-night bargaining session

By Colleen Slevin,  Associated Press Denver school administrators and the city’s striking teachers reached a tentative deal Thursday to end a three-day educator walkout with a contract agreement that gives teachers raises of 7 to 11 percent, built-in cost-of-living increases and opportunities for future salary hikes. The key sticking point of variable bonuses for teachers […]