Mon February 6, 2012

At Odds With The Space Between Medical Marijuana & Schools


A handful of students from Denver’s East High School recently spent a warm January lunch period huddled against a brick home two blocks from the school, passing a joint and discussing the merits of medical marijuana.

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Fri February 3, 2012

CSU Completes $500 Million Fundraising Campaign

CSU officials made the announcement in front of a packed crowd on Friday.
Grace Hood

Officials at Colorado State University have reached their $500 million goal for the university’s first-ever fundraising campaign–six months ahead of schedule.

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Wed February 1, 2012

K12 Inc. Shareholders File Class-Action Lawsuit

Creative Commons

Shareholders of Virginia-based K12 Inc.—which  manages online schools across the country and in Colorado—have filed a class-action lawsuit against the company in U.S. District Court.

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Sun January 29, 2012
National Teachers Initiative

Dropout Has Thanks, Not Blame, For Teacher

Roger Alvarez (left) did not graduate from high school, despite the efforts of his former English teacher, Antero Garcia. At 22, Alvarez still hopes to get his GED.

Roger Alvarez, 22, was one of the 52 percent of students who didn't make it through his senior year at Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles.

He dropped out in 2007, but by the time he was in ninth grade, Alvarez says he already knew he wasn't going to graduate.

"There's a certain amount of knowledge you have to have when you enter in a specific grade, and I didn't have it," Alvarez says. "Every class I used to go in, I was like, 'Do I know this? I don't know this. Nah, I'm not going to pass this class.' "

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Fri January 27, 2012

Enrollment in Colorado K-12 Schools Grows by 1.3 Percent

Lopez Elementary School fifth-graders get creative with duct tape.
Poudre School District

Student enrollment across Colorado continues to grow according to new numbers released by the Colorado Department of Education. Enrollment at the state’s schools increased by 1.3 percent this year—with some of the largest gains in Denver Public Schools, the state’s charter schools and full-time online learning programs.

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