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A claim that the state’s suspension rate spiked after years of decline is now in doubt after two Colorado school districts raised concerns about data included in a recent report. The Adams 12 Five Star school district was highlighted in a report published Wednesday by the advocacy group Padres & Jovenes Unidos for posting a big increase in the number of out-of-school suspensions in the 2014-15 school year. But district spokesman Joe Ferdani told Chalkbeat the state data cited in the report is wrong. more
It’s been a long and surprisingly difficult fight, but on Aug. 10 my new law legalizing rain barrels in Colorado officially took effect. The new law makes Colorado the last of the 50 states to allow citizens to collect and store the rainwater … more
Two men accused of killing two people and injuring another two in an early August shooting at an Adams County trailer park have been charged with first-degree murder. District Attorney Dave Young announced Aug. 11 that Rojelio Heredia and Brandon … more
The Broomfield Police and North Metro Fire Rescue District will once again host the city’s annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony. “It’s always a privilege for us to hold this memorial ceremony each year,” North Metro Fire Chief David Ramos said … more
The Walk with the Warriors 5K will take place at 8 a.m. Sept. 11 at Carpenter Park in Thornton to honor and remember victims and survivors of the 9/11 attacks. The event is hosted by the nonprofit No Barriers USA and will have speakers sharing … more
Adams County School District 27J board members joined a Thornton councilman, school staffers, residents and students for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the expansion and recent renovation of Brantner Elementary School in … more
Just days before the 2016-17 school year begins and “after months of anticipation” — according to a news release — Westminster Public Schools revealed its new colors and district logo. The unveiling took place Aug. 9 during the annual … more
Forty-two Colorado teachers were recognized recently for the significant impact they have had on some of Colorado’s top students, including a trio of instructors from the Adams 12 Five Star School district. Two others received special honors for … more
After declining for more than a decade, the rate of out-of-school suspensions in Colorado schools shot upward in the 2014-15 school year, according to a new report. At the same time, the number of students expelled from Colorado schools continued … more
Earlier this summer, a couple hundred teachers got to pretend they were astronauts. Northglenn High School’s Mike Cengia was among them. Cengia teaches math and engineering at Northglenn High, a school with a robust STEM program. STEM — … more
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