15 Sep Denver Education & News
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- CBO: Biden’s student debt plan would cost $400 billionPresident Joe Biden’s plan for student debt cancellation will cost the federal government about $400 billion over the next 30 years, according to new estimates from the Congressional Budget Office. The figures were released Monday in response to a request from Republican lawmakers who oppose Biden’s plan in large part ... read more
- Despite new state law, Denver Public Schools is exempt from covering employees’ IVF proceduresAfter a year of trying to start a family, Denver teacher Alison Yocum Johanson’s doctor told her that her next step in trying to get pregnant is in vitro fertilization. But when Yocum Johanson asked Denver Public Schools’ human resources department if her insurance plan covered IVF, she was told ... read more
- Littleton High School closed Monday due to electrical issuesLittleton High School will be closed Monday due to electrical issues at the school, Littleton Public Schools announced on their website. The high school does not have “full power” in the building, the announcement said, and there is no estimation when power will be restored. Littleton High School will ... read more
- Colorado has big gaps in who finishes college. Can a post-pandemic push turn the tide?By Jason Gonzales, Chalkbeat Colorado Leer en español. Reginaldo Haro-Flores knew finishing college would be an uphill battle. As the first in his family to go to a four-year university, he faced a struggle to pay tuition, buy textbooks and supplies, and balance a job while still helping to support ... read more
- The school shooting is fake. Can it prepare an officer for a real one?By Grace Ashford, The New York Times Company The police officers crept through the remarkably realistic school hallway, ears trained for imitation gunshots. Sidestepping a child-size dummy, they advanced on the classroom where an actor was screaming. “Shots fired,” the instructor called, urging the officers toward what would in real ... read more
- Students’ archaeological dig peers into Auraria campus’s past as Denver’s oldest neighborhoodSitting in soil with dirt-caked knees and a “Jurassic Park” T-shirt, Adam Elves felt like he was 6 years old again digging in his backyard for buried treasure. “We are such nerds,” the 19-year-old said while using a small broom and dustpan to comb through the earth. “My friends wonder ... read more
- Denver school board approves charter school centering Black students that was initially rejectedAfter the state ordered Denver Public Schools to reconsider a charter school centering Black students and culture, the school board Thursday approved the school to open next fall. But the approval comes with conditions, including that 5280 Freedom School must fill all of its open seats in its first year. The school ... read more
- UC Regents discuss UCLA’s move to the Big Ten but make no announcementsUCLA chancellor Gene Block appeared before the University of California’s Board of Regents during an open session Thursday, but not for the reason fans of the Bruins and the Pac12 might have expected. Block handed out an academic award — one of many bestowed during the meeting at UC San ... read more
- Threats close Denver’s public libraries, area high school amid surge in “traumatizing” hoax calls nationwideDenver closed all of the city’s public libraries Wednesday and an Adams County high school canceled classes after receiving threats amid a surge of hoax calls and threats of violence both in Colorado and across the nation. The Denver Public Library system received an unspecified “digital threat” on Tuesday night, ... read more
- Would UCLA really be worse off financially in the Big Ten? The Pac-12 commissioner thinks so; we plunged into the numbersGeorge Kliavkoff, whose career includes executive positions at Major League Baseball, NBCUniversal and MGM Resorts International, stands accused of being bad at math. The Pac-12 commissioner caused quite the stir Tuesday when he opined that UCLA stood to lose money by joining the Big Ten. “We are sure they are ... read more
- Students who created “Know Justice, Know Peace” racial justice podcast sue Denver Public Schools in trademark fightA group of Black students who created the “Know Justice, Know Peace” racial justice podcast at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College sued Denver Public Schools in federal court Monday, alleging the district is trying to trademark and “steal” the students’ brand name. Alana Mitchell, Jenelle Nangah and two ... read more
- Denver’s East High hit with bogus report of active shooter amid “swatting” hoaxes at other Colorado schoolsDenver’s East High School was one of several Colorado schools to receive hoax calls about active shooters Monday, terrifying thousands of students and parents from the San Luis Valley to Colorado Springs. An FBI spokesperson said Monday that the agency is aware of “numerous swatting incidents” where hoax callers reported ... read more
- Denver Public Schools violated the rights of Black boys with disabilities, state findsDenver Public Schools systematically violated the rights of Black boys with disabilities who attend specialized programs, state education officials found in a wide-ranging investigation. The Colorado Department of Education found that the state’s largest school district sent Black boys to the specialized programs without thoroughly evaluating them and then failed ... read more
- At MSU Denver, the president won’t protect you from what you don’t want to hearMetropolitan State University of Denver leaders looked at the recurring flare-ups on the nation’s college campuses — where controversial tweets and email, chat room screen shots and student spats explode into storms — and have set a new policy declaring free expression “indispensable” to fulfilling their educational mission. They’re joining ... read more
- How CU Denver wants to disrupt higher education for the betterWhen University of Colorado Denver Chancellor Michelle Marks is asked what distinguishes the urban CU campus from other institutions, she gestures toward her office window overlooking the sprawling downtown Denver cityscape at 14th and Lawrence streets. Transit, architecture, art, academia, entrepreneurship, technology, housing and feats of engineering are all within ... read more
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