Education Dept. wants to narrow civil rights work in schools

The Denver Post (Education) 11/23 3:01P Maria Danilova
WASHINGTON The Education Department wants to narrow the scope of civil rights investigations at schools, focusing on individual complaints rather than systemic problems, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. Under the Obama...

Arvada cops and youths create website to help break down barriers

The Denver Post (Education) 11/21 1:39P Peyton Garcia
Who can tell me about predators, and what are some of the red flags? Officer Bradley Gagon asks a classroom of sixth-graders at Lawrence Elementary. Six hands shoot into the air. Gagon, the school s resource officer, is conducting a digital...

Colorado State University closes wage gap between professors

The Denver Post (Education) 11/21 8:44A The Associated Press
FORT COLLINS A new analysis by Colorado State University says the institution has closed a wage gap between male and female full professors and between white professors and associate professors in minority groups. The Coloradoan reported Sunda y...

Boulder resident is among 32 U.S. Rhodes scholars

The Denver Post (Education) 11/19 11:32A Tom McGhee, The Associated Press
The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 10 African-Americans the most ever in a single Rhodes class as well as a graduate of Fairview High School in Boulder, a transgender man and four...

Schools adept at shoring up security at any hint of danger

The Denver Post (Education) 11/18 3:23P The Associated Press
By Carolyn Thompson , The Associated Press It s a familiar scenario: A school official, hearing about a potential danger that s too close for comfort, locks down the building. A nearby bank may have been robbed. Officers might be serving a warrant...

How young is too young for cellphones in school?

The Denver Post (Education) 11/15 7:30A Donna St. George
It s been a long time since mobile phones arrived in the nation s schools, but educators are still grappling with what to do about them. Should they be allowed in elementary schools? What about middle-schoolers using them at lunch? Which limits...

Arvada West head choral director nominated for Grammy educator award

The Denver Post (Education) 11/14 10:48A Peyton Garcia
It is often said not all heroes wear capes, and that certainly rings true for some students at Arvada West High School 340 choir students to be exact. Their hero comes in the form of Chris Maunu, the school s longtime head choral director tall,...
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