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9:47am

Wed September 28, 2011
Education

Greeley Nonprofit Aims to Help Low-Income Students Reach their Potential

photo by Medill DC Flickr

Public schools nationwide are operating with less money. In Colorado,  K-12 education took a $273 million dollar hit this budget year – and early forecasts indicate more cuts are likely next year.  Many educators think that in the future, nonprofits and public-private partnerships will play a greater role in student achievement.

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7:16pm

Tue September 27, 2011
Politics

President Pushes Jobs Package in Denver

Kirk Siegler

Denver was the last stop on President Barack Obama’s western tour to raise money for his re-election campaign and promote his new jobs plan. The President spoke to several thousand people at a largely Hispanic high school in southwest Denver on Tuesday. KUNC’s state capitol reporter Bente Birkeland has more.

7:11pm

Tue September 27, 2011
Politics

President Picks Strategic Location for Denver Stop

Creative Commons

President Obama got a mostly warm reception in southwest Denver on Tuesday where he spoke to a crowd of students and many supporters at Abraham Lincoln High School.  Many analysts and even residents of the predominately Latino neighborhoods around the school saw the choice as strategic.

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1:55pm

Tue September 27, 2011
Education

Senate President Calls for Emergency Audit of Online K-12 Schools

Colorado lawmakers are directing auditors to map out how they would assess the state’s online K-12 schools. Democratic Senate President Brandon Shaffer is expressing concerns over student failure rates at the schools.

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4:00am

Tue September 27, 2011
Politics

President Obama To Tout Jobs Bill in Denver

President Obama campaigned extensively and won handily in Colorado in 2008.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

President Obama will visit a southwest Denver high school later today to promote his jobs bill which includes millions of dollars for fixing up and modernizing schools across the country.  The visit caps off a three-day swing through western states that the President carried in 2008.

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