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Colorado Department of Higher Education
January 22, 2018
Colorado’s biggest universities were left off a report on how high schools set up their graduates for college success
A Plus Colorado has withdrawn a report based on faulty state data, and Chalkbeat has removed a corresponding article whose premise may have been incorrect.
December 7, 2017
‘Low pay and low prestige’: How Colorado superintendents want to lift the teaching profession
With a new state strategic plan out proposing solutions to teachers shortages in Colorado, the discussion is heating up.
August 23, 2017
Colorado education officials hope these three ideas will reverse the state teacher shortage
The state departments of education and higher education must complete a strategic plan to curb the teacher shortage by December.
town hall tour
June 13, 2017
Now is your chance to weigh in on how Colorado should reverse its teacher shortage
State lawmakers earlier this year passed legislation calling for such a plan, which is due to lawmakers by the end of the year.
May 5, 2017
More Colorado students are entering college unprepared, report says
A report from the Colorado Department of Higher Education showed that more college students were unprepared in the 2015-16 school year.
April 6, 2017
More high school students earning college credit through concurrent enrollment
Colorado's annual concurrent enrollment report shows the number of students taking college classes while in high school went up again.
June 20, 2016
What Colorado’s numbers tell us — and don’t tell us — about who needs remedial work in college
At two-year institutions, 82 percent of black students and almost 70 percent of Hispanic students required remediation.
catch up if you can
May 27, 2016
Remediation rates rise slightly in Colorado
As in past years, the remediation rates of African-American and Hispanic students are higher.
movin' on up
May 6, 2016
More Colorado high schoolers taking college courses
Nearly 30 percent of Colorado’s 11th-graders and 12th-graders took part in a dual enrollment program during 2014-15 – an increase of 15 percent over the previous year.
March 7, 2016
State’s college attendance rate shows slight turnaround
The percentage of Colorado high school students enrolling in college right after graduation increased slightly in 2014, according to a new report.
January 26, 2016
College center, first of its kind in Aurora, puts students on path for life after high school
The center at Hinkley High School, the first of its kind in Aurora Public Schools, is supposed to take away the element of surprise when applying for college.
changing of the guard
Updated November 10, 2015
Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia resigning two state posts
Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia, the Hickenlooper’s most prominent voice on education issues, is resigning both his elected post and as head of the Department of Higher Education.
November 2, 2015
Tuition increase “holiday” could be over for Colorado students
College tuition costs could start rising more steeply under Gov. John Hickenlooper’s new budget plan, which would cut direct state support of colleges and universities.
Cost of college
September 3, 2015
Higher education panel wrestles with controlling tuition rates
A draft new tuition policy being considered by state higher education officials looks a lot like an old system that gave colleges and universities significant flexibility in setting rates.
Cost of college
February 13, 2015
Tuition increases stabilize, but perhaps not for long
A new report from the Department of Higher Education throw fresh light on an issue of perpetual concern to parents and policymakers – rising college costs.
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