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November 9, 2010
Video: Campaign pushes college completion
An estimated 600,000 Coloradans have college credits but never finished their degrees, and state officials would want change that.
November 4, 2010
Ritter gets his higher ed plan
Gov. Bill Ritter Thursday urged the incoming governor and legislature to consider seriously the future of state colleges and universities, saying, “They can defer this problem for a time, or they can understand the urgency.”
November 2, 2010
Budget plan gives K-12 a bit more
Schools would receive a slight increase in state support under Gov. Bill Ritter’s proposed 2011-12 budget, but not enough to cover projected enrollment growth and inflation, and the total would be far short of the full Amendment 23 formula.
October 22, 2010
Ritter K-12 cuts a wash
Gov. Ritter is proposing to cut state support of schools by $156.3 million, to be replaced by $159 million in federal Edujobs funding
June 9, 2010
Clock starts ticking on tuition plans
While Colorado college students are loafing or waiting tables this summer, college administrators are getting to work on plans that could affect how much college will cost five years from now.
May 21, 2010
Educator effectiveness bill becomes law
Before Gov. Bill Ritter signed into law an overhaul of Colorado's teacher evaluation system, he reached out to educators who fought to kill it.Video.
May 13, 2010
Ritter: Teacher bill “capstone” of reform
Gov. Bill Ritter Thursday praised Senate Bill 10-191, calling it one of the measures that “made our mark nationally” this year. Story, video
March 7, 2010
Debate takes shape over CCHE role on tuition
Should the Colorado Commission on Higher Education have a say in state college tuition increases before or after they’re imposed on students?
February 25, 2010
Ritter: “Tuition flexibility is not tuition autonomy”
Gov. Bill Ritter publicly weighed in on the growing discussion over college tuition Thursday, giving an expanded view on where he stands on the question of letting college boards set their own tuition rates.
February 24, 2010
Ritter signs soda, other tax bills
Those controversial tax exemption bills are now law, and another private school tax- credit bill was killed at the Statehouse Wednesday.
February 18, 2010
Ritter holds the line on education cuts
The revised 2010-11 budget plan announced by Gov. Bill Ritter includes no additional cuts to K-12 support or to higher education.
February 16, 2010
PERA bill goes to governor
The House has voted 36-29 to pass Senate Bill 10-001, the plan to restore the Public Employees’ Retirement Association to solvency over the next 30 years.
February 8, 2010
College safety bill watered down
Rep. Steve King got House Education Committee approval of his college and university safety bill Monday, but in a much diminished form.
February 7, 2010
“Leave it to the strategic plan”
For months, that’s been the standard answer from Gov. Bill Ritter’s administration whenever anyone suggests any initiative or idea about the state’s struggling higher education system.
January 28, 2010
$110 million K-12 cut a done deal
Gov. Bill Ritter Thursday afternoon signed Senate Bill 10-065, the measure that cuts $110 million from current state K-12 support and specifies that the state won’t cover $20 million in higher-than-projected enrollment and at-risk student increases.
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