University of Denver Faces Federal Equal Pay Suit from Female Law Professors

Last Updated by John Ferrugia on

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued the University of Denver alleging wage discrimination against female full law professors. The law school acknowledges paying all its female full professors less than their male counterparts but says the pay gap is justified.

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How eliminating federal funding for public broadcasting would harm Colorado

Posted by Micah Schwalb, Dave Leonard on

At just $1.35 per citizen annually per year, or .01 percent of the federal budget, public broadcasting is one of America’s best investments – and benefits all Coloradans.

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Lawmakers take first step to ease testing burden for young English language learners

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State lawmakers from both political parties are seeking to undo a controversial State Board of Education decision that called for schools to test thousands of Colorado’s youngest students in English — a language they are still learning.

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How storytelling is giving voice to a small part of the early childhood workforce — men

Last Updated by Chalkbeat, Ann Schimke on

In their own words, the men described the journeys that led them to work in the early childhood field — as teachers, counselors, coaches and administrators.

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Colorado could be at the forefront in cutting back on early childhood suspensions and expulsions. Here’s how.

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Legislation introduced this week would limit out-of-school suspensions and expulsions for Colorado children in state-funded preschool programs and early elementary school.

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Dan McMinimee out as Jeffco superintendent, ending awkward period after board vote to search for replacement

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Dan McMinimee has stepped down as superintendent of Jeffco Public Schools effective immediately, but will take an advisory role through the end of his contract, the district announced Thursday.

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Dear Mr. President: Immigrant students in Denver tweet to Trump about why their families make America great

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Immigrant students in Denver tweet to Trump about why their families make America great

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'Standing in the Gap' Screening Shows Re-Segregation in Denver Schools

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Latino students in Denver Public Schools are arguably more segregated today in predominantly Latino schools than black students were before federally mandated busing. A new Rocky Mountain PBS documentary series explores the issues.

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For Jeffco students with special needs enrolled at schools slated for closure, more questions than answers

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Students with special needs enrolled in programs at five Jeffco schools recommended for closure face additional uncertainty about where they might end up going to school next year.

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Gardner votes to confirm Betsy DeVos as education secretary, Bennet votes no

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Colorado’s U.S. senators split their votes along party lines Tuesday in the historic vote confirming billionaire philanthropist Betsy DeVos as U.S. education secretary.

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Disadvantaged students more likely to be impacted by Jeffco school closures

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Disadvantaged students more likely to be impacted by Jeffco school closures

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Teacher by day, waitress by night: Colorado teachers work second jobs to make ends meet

Last Updated by Chalkbeat, Ann Schimke on

The prevalence of teachers with second jobs is one symptom of larger, systemic problems — the steady erosion of teacher pay, Colorado’s perennial school funding crunch and skyrocketing housing costs. But some teachers and observers say it’s also a problem in its own right, sapping teachers’ energy, diverting their focus from the classroom and contributing to decisions to leave the profession.

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Chalkbeat: Colorado teacher on how she motivates students

Posted by Chalkbeat, Amy Schimke on

"Middle school is an interesting age because there can be literally a million reasons why a student has lost engagement."

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Colorado School District to Allow Teachers to Arm Themselves

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A rural Colorado school district recently decided to allow its teachers and other school staff to carry guns on campus to protect its students.

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Colorado school districts adjust to voter decisions about funding

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Jeffco is working on updating plans following the failure of the district’s two tax requests — the bond and a smaller tax increase known as a mill levy override.

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