Online education allows student to balance school and work
Amelia Hamilton | November 15, 2016
High school junior Fabian Simons has turned to online education in order to balance school and work. “I used to have a job at Water World,” Simons said. “I would have to go to school and not show up for work or go to work and not show up for school.” The flexibility of the oft-maligned […]
Denver university, high school create partnership
Amelia Hamilton | November 14, 2016
Students and instructors from the Denver campus of the University of Colorado will be partnering with Wheat Ridge High School students to provide guidance and mentorship. “As a high school, it’s a gift to have college professors come in and help us. They teach us what they teach their students in college. It really helps us […]
Denver expo helps families choose the right school
Amelia Hamilton | November 14, 2016
Denver Public Schools recently held their sixth annual Great Schools Expo, a chance for the families of fifth and eighth graders to learn about the options available and select their middle or high school.“Students can learn if a school is the right school for them or not,” said Brian Eschbacher of Denver Public Schools. Read […]
Implications for education if Democrats take Colorado Senate
Amelia Hamilton | November 02, 2016
Republicans have held a one-vote advantage in Colorado’s Senate since the 2014 midterm elections but, if the Democrats take control next week, one policy area that could see big changes is education. Chalkbeat Colorado writes that, while the push is currently for a resolution to Colorado’s education funding issues, Democrats are likely to spend more in […]
From turnaround to meeting expectations: A Denver charter success story
From turnaround to meeting expectations: A Denver charter success story
Johnny Kampis | October 28, 2016
“You no longer get to say our students are poor. Our students don’t speak English. We have a mobile population,” she said. “I think that’s the story and that’s the lesson. What does a school do and what does a district do to get excuses out of the way and focus on what schools can control?”
Will Colorado voters amend state constitution to boost tobacco taxes?
Will Colorado voters amend state constitution to boost tobacco taxes?
Erin Clark | October 27, 2016
When states go looking for cash, the pockets of smokers is a favorite place to start. Now Colorado is adding a wrinkle to that hardy perennial. When Centennial State voters head to the polls Nov. 8, they will vote on an initiative — Amendment 72 — that would impose $315.7 million in new taxes on […]
Survey looks into health factors at Colorado schools
Amelia Hamilton | October 12, 2016
A school health survey looked at how Colorado schools attend to the physical well-being of the students they serve.
How a failed infrastructure project dragged down five cities
Contributor | October 11, 2016
By Joshua Sharf Special to Watchdog.org Eight years ago, it won an industry award for innovative problem-solving. Now, it may bankrupt the power authority it was intended to save. In 2004, the member cities of the Arkansas River Power Authority (ARPA) – a small regional power authority encompassing seven small towns on the plains of […]
San Antonio homes in on $250K Portland consultant
San Antonio homes in on $250K Portland consultant
Kenric Ward | October 10, 2016
Embarking on municipal housing initiatives, San Antonio officials are purchasing advice from an Oregon consultant promoting new waves of dense development with a random racial rant.
Innovation, transparency crucial to evolving charter school application process
Innovation, transparency crucial to evolving charter school application process
Heather Kays | October 10, 2016
As charter school opponents struggle to stem the tide of support for educational choice, they're scrutinizing school application forms in search of "exclusionary" language.