Eric Gorski, Chalkbeat

Eric Gorski

Chalkbeat

Denver, CO, United States

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  • Chalkbeat
  • The Denver Post
  • Chalkbeat Colorado
  • YDR online

Past articles by Eric:

Jubilation, and some confusion, as Denver schools begin their post-strike recovery

Students are welcoming their teachers back this morning, on what is certain to be an unusual day in Denver schools. Here's how you can tell us your post-strike story. → Read More

Why civil rights groups are split over impending Denver teachers strike

A half-dozen civil rights and community group leaders united Thursday to rally behind pay incentives for teachers in high-poverty Denver schools, aligning with the school district in the most contentious piece of a pay dispute with its teachers union. A statement from the coalition, delivered as Denver is on the → Read More

Here’s what picketing outside Denver schools might look like — and how police and the district plan to handle it

If Denver teachers do indeed strike, the morning scenes outside schools could be dramatic: lines of educators chanting and waving picket signs, substitutes crossing those lines to get to work, and families and students trying to navigate it all. → Read More

Democrat Jared Polis will be Colorado's next governor. Here's where he stands on education issues.

The governor-elect is a former member of the State Board of Education and the founder of two charter school networks. → Read More

7 things to know about Richard Carranza, New York City’s new schools chief

He’s the son of laborers, a lifelong educator, an accomplished mariachi musician — and leaving a district at risk of state takeover. → Read More

Betsy DeVos visited Denver twice in 2017. Here’s how the education secretary’s tenure made a mark in Colorado.

DeVos has visited Colorado twice since her confirmation. But even from afar, she’s loomed large over the state’s education policy and politics — including during November’s local school board elect… → Read More

Why this year’s Denver school board election has become so combative

The Denver school board election has grown more contentious in its waning days, with accusations flying about the influence of outside money and attempts to tie candidates who back the district’s agenda to unpopular Republicans. → Read More

Why this year’s Denver school board election has become so combative

A controversial education secretary, a more aggressive union and the continued influence of outside money all playing a role → Read More

Mailer features face of Denver school board candidate along with Donald Trump, Betsy DeVos

A candidate in the Denver school board race is decrying a recently distributed mailer that shows her face alongside those of President Donald Trump and U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and reads “We have to keep their agenda out of Denver.” → Read More

Why Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos’s names — and faces — are all over this fall’s Denver school board races

Critics of Denver Public Schools reforms are tying the unpopular (in Denver) Republican figures to school board candidates, and those […] → Read More

Denver school board election mailer’s false statement about ‘for-profit charter school’ draws criticism

The independent expenditure committee that produced the mailer is seeking to influence the northeast Denver race. → Read More

Gates Foundation: Before we spend $1 billion on school ‘networks,’ tell us how they should work

The foundation wants existing “networks” to explain how they spend their money, and what’s already worked for them. → Read More

Five takeaways from a panel with author David Osborne, champion of giving schools autonomy and holding them accountable

Osborne, an author and consultant who specializes in documenting public sector reforms, is an advocate of charter schools and giving […] → Read More

From passionate to politics-free, here’s how Colorado school districts responded to Trump’s DACA decision

The response shows how school districts view their responsibilities when a divisive national policy change carries implications for many Colorado […] → Read More

Denver schools chief: Removing DACA protections for undocumented immigrants would be ‘catastrophic’

President Trump is expected to roll back protections for undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. → Read More

Betsy DeVos is coming to Denver for a meeting of the conservative group ALEC — and protesters are ready

DeVos is speaking to the annual meeting of ALEC, which is influential in crafting conservative, free-market friendly legislation. → Read More

Could summer bus pass program help solve Denver’s student transportation problems? –

City officials are giving away 1,500 cash-loaded transit cards to Denver young people ages 14 to 19, hopeful that data gathered as a result will help build a case to expand public transportation access for the city’s public school students. → Read More

Could a modest summer bus pass program for youth help unlock Denver’s bigger student transportation problems?

The pilot project will put 1,500 cash-loaded transit passes in the hands of Denver young people between 14 and 19. → Read More

STRIVE works to prove charter schools can sustain high test scores while serving students with special needs –

Until a few years ago, STRIVE, like many other charter schools, wasn’t focused on meeting the needs of high-needs students. That changed in part because of an unusual effort by Denver Public School… → Read More

Inside one Denver charter school operator’s push to serve all students

STRIVE Preparatory Schools has made fundamental changes in how it serves students. → Read More