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12:44pm

Mon October 3, 2011
Politics

Proposal for New State House Maps Submitted

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The state Supreme Court will have the ultimate say on whether new statehouse legislative maps are fair, balanced and follow the Colorado constitution. A bi-partisan committee spent several months redrawing the maps. If adopted, the new districts would be in place for the November 2012 election. KUNC’s state capitol reporter Bente Birkeland has more.

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7:06am

Mon October 3, 2011
Commentary

Cutting Fat

Dr. Marc Ringel

A look at treating bloodstream infections reveals an underlying discrepancy between price and value in the health care system.  And KUNC commentator Dr. Marc Ringel says there's a real opportunity to be found.

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6:00am

Mon October 3, 2011
Education

Why are Colorado’s Online K-12 Students Failing? A Conversation with I-News Reporters

An investigative report by I-News, a Colorado-based in-depth news consortium, shows that taxpayers will spend $100 million this year on virtual schools that are largely failing their elementary and high school students.

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5:45am

Mon October 3, 2011
Education

Online Education: The Expanding Achievement Gap

Joe Mahoney iNews

The I-News Network, a Colorado-based in-depth news consortium, and one of its partners, the nonprofit Education News Colorado, investigated what’s really happening with thousands of Colorado K-12 students who try an online school each year. This is part 2, part 1 can be found here.

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2:36am

Sun October 2, 2011
Education

Online Education: Churning & Turning

Florence High School junior Laura Johnson, 17, works on a computer between classes at the school on Tues, May 24, 2011 at FHS in Florence, CO. Johnson left FHS for the GOAL Academy online school, but returned after a semester with no credits earned.
Joe Mahoney iNews

Colorado taxpayers will spend $100 million this year on online schools that are largely failing their elementary and high school students, state education records and interviews with school officials show.

The money includes millions in tax dollars that are going to K-12 online schools for students who are no longer there.

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