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    1. Here are the 25 people helping Gov. John Hickenlooper rethink the state’s public school system | Chalkbeat

      Here are the 25 people helping Gov. John Hickenlooper rethink the state’s public school system | Chalkbeat

      Colorado Education Commissioner Katy Anthes and state Rep. Bob Rankin, a Carbondale Republican, will lead a group of lawmakers, state and school officials and community members charged with reimagining Colorado public schools, the governor’s office announced Tuesday.

      The council was established in 2011 but became inactive. The 25-member task force’s new mission is to develop a strategic vision for the state’s public school system to help better prepare students for the 21st century workforce.













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    2. Data privacy worries shield thousands of Colorado test scores from public scrutiny | Chalkbeat

      Data privacy worries shield thousands of Colorado test scores from public scrutiny | Chalkbeat

      The move to redact more data from the state’s publicly available standardized test results is a dramatic shift for a state known for rich and easily accessible educational statistics. Inspired in part by the State Board of Education’s zeal for student privacy, the change has sparked a new debate pitting data transparency advocates against student privacy supporters.

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    3. At tech conference, scrappy students from a low-income STEM school have something to prove | Chalkbeat

      At tech conference, scrappy students from a low-income STEM school have something to prove | Chalkbeat

      The teenagers from Thornton hop around the giant wooden blocks stacked in three-foot towers, trying to figure out which piece can be removed without it all crumbling down. The team from Academy High School has come here, to an annual tech competition, to prove they can stack up against students from places of privilege, from schools that always make the best-of lists. The Giant Jenga tournament is their best chance.

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    4. How one Colorado school district has embraced STEM as a way of life | Chalkbeat

      How one Colorado school district has embraced STEM as a way of life | Chalkbeat

      P-TECH is a growing national effort that brings together public schools, community colleges and tech companies in an effort to provide traditionally underserved students a more robust education in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, and the promise of a good job.

      The program is a natural fit for the St. Vrain Valley district, which for nearly a decade has devoted energy to STEM offerings with the aid of millions in federal tax dollars. Now, it is focusing more effort on serving its growing population of at-risk students — with P-TECH being one example.

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    5. Few Colorado kids have access to STEM experiences, Chalkbeat survey finds | Chalkbeat

      Few Colorado kids have access to STEM experiences, Chalkbeat survey finds | Chalkbeat

      In Longmont, preschoolers learn the basics of coding by giving directions to a robot named Dash that moves across the floor.

      In Pueblo, fifth graders study the way germs move around the room and must decide whether soap and water or hand sanitizer does a better job of stopping them.

      In Northglenn, high school seniors spend months studying genetically modified foods and then pitch industry experts ideas on how to curb hunger in developing countries.

      These are just some of the many examples of the work thousands of Colorado students are doing in classrooms across the state that have put ...

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