Education

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Denver Schools Take Lead In Hiring DREAMer Teachers

Like many sojourners to this country, Alejandro Fuentes Mena lives with uncertainty as U.S. immigration policy is debated in the courts, Congress and the White House. But as he awaits a final ruling on his own future, he’s helping other young people build their dreams.

04/04/2015

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Lawmakers Give Initial OK To Colorado Budget For Next Year

Most of Colorado’s $25 billion budget for next year is already set in stone, but lawmakers will get a chance to make minor tweaks before they approve it and send it to the governor later this month.

04/01/2015

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Colorado Youth Survey On Sex, Drugs On Hold

Anonymous surveys asking Colorado’s middle and high school students about their sex lives and drug habits are on hold while the state Board of Education awaits reaction from parents.

03/12/2015

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Nonprofit HOPE Center Helps Young Denver Children

It started out in 1962 with an enrollment of six children and two teachers, but Denver’s HOPE Center is now one of the city’s largest community based organizations.

03/06/2015

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CSU Sharing Research Cost At Japan Nuclear Site

Colorado State University is helping pay the salary of a radiation expert to study the environmental effects of the 2011 meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

03/05/2015

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Marijuana Law Classes Take Hazy Place In College Curriculum

Across the country, college students from Colorado to Ohio are clamoring to sign up for law school classes focusing on marijuana.

02/15/2015

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Text Messages Give Parents Ideas For Teaching Children

Research shows that lower income parents talk less with their young children. By the time kids of lower income parents are three years old, they have heard 30 million fewer words than middle class peers.

01/30/2015

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Young Students Learn The Global Cinderella Story

At Denver’s Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy, teachers are using the Cinderella story as a way to introduce young students to theater and get them acquainted with literature from around the world.

01/29/2015

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Hundreds Of High Schoolers Boycott New State Standardized Test

There are 877 seniors at Cherry Creek High School, but only 24 showed up to take the state’s Colorado Measures of Academic Success test on Thursday.

11/14/2014

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Denver Gets Funds To Help Sun Valley Neighborhood

Denver police say a new grant will help them transform one part of the city.

10/29/2014

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