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In eclipse, schools see a teaching moment

The Denver Post (Education) 8/20 8:56A Monte Whaley
A rare solar eclipse that will blacken the skies over Colorado on Monday is making many educators giddy over all the learning that can be gleaned by just walking outside, applying nerdy-looking...

After Charlottesville, colleges brace for more hate attacks

The Denver Post (Education) 8/18 7:17A Michael Kunzelman
BOSTON Nicholas Fuentes is dropping out of Boston University and heading south, pressing ahead with his right-wing politics despite receiving online death threats. The 19-year-old joined a white...

Nobel winner shot for promoting education to study at Oxford

The Denver Post (Education) 8/17 8:24A Danica Kirka
LONDON Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by a Taliban gunman for speaking out for girls rights to an education, has been accepted by the University of Oxford. The 20-year-old activist shared word of her acceptance on Twitter...

Student petition calls for revoking Trump’s honorary degree

The Denver Post (Education) 8/17 6:25A The Associated Press
BETHLEHEM, Pa. Students and graduates of Lehigh University are urging the school to revoke the honorary degree of President Donald Trump after his comments that both sides are to blame for the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville,...

Air Force Academy’s first female boss leaving confident

The Denver Post (Education) 8/12 6:06P The Associated Press
Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson took over the reigns of the Air Force Academy during a Change of Command Ceremony on Monday, August 12, 2013. By Tom Roeder , The Gazette COLORADO SPRINGS Lt. Gen. Michelle...

New superintendent taking command of U.S. Air Force Academy

The Denver Post (Education) 8/11 6:51P The Associated Press
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. A new superintendent is taking command at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Maj. Gen. Jay B. Silveria will succeed Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson in a ceremony Friday. Johnson is retiring after four years....

DeVos say school vouchers part of tax overhaul discussions

The Denver Post (Education) 8/11 1:14P Sally Ho
LAS VEGAS More than a third of U.S. states have created school voucher programs that bypass thorny constitutional and political issues by turning them over to nonprofits that rely primarily on businesses to fund them. But the programs are raising...

Colorado lawmaker wants to give 16-year-olds a shot at elected leadership

The Denver Post (Education) 8/10 4:02P Monte Whaley
A Colorado lawmaker wants to give students as young as 16 a crack at serving on local school boards. State Rep. Jonathan Singer, a Longmont Democrat, said he will introduce legislation in 2018 that would allow either local voters or a school board...
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