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15 hours ago
Younger Colorado students seek access to mental health care, without parental permission
A bill before the Colorado legislature would allow younger children to access confidential therapy on their own to fight mental illness and youth…
2 days ago
Higher property values mean Colorado is getting back millions from schools
With student enrollment lower than anticipated and property tax revenues up in many districts, the state could get back as much as $77…
February 14, 2019
A social worker in every grade? Perhaps for 10 Colorado elementary schools
Educators, parents, and social workers told of students struggling with depression, younger and younger children attempting suicide, and youths ending up in prison. A bill…
February 14, 2019
As lawmakers consider major preschool expansion, Colorado providers want more than just extra seats
With Gov. Jared Polis’ plan to expand Colorado’s state-funded preschool program, many early childhood educators are hoping for more flexibility along with new slots.
February 12, 2019
Community schools serve students and their families. This Colorado bill would promote them.
The bill's sponsor believes legislation would make it easier for community schools to qualify for federal funds.
state of the state
January 10, 2019
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis pushes ‘free kindergarten now’ in opening address
Some lawmakers of both parties have questioned whether full-day kindergarten is the best use of more than $200 million in scarce dollars.
Down to business
January 4, 2019
Here’s a look at the first education bills to hit the floor in Colorado
Democrats are bringing back ideas that Republicans rejected last year.
January 4, 2019
Colorado Democrats open the 2019 legislative session with a call for education investment
How much more investment — and in what form — will be one of the big questions this session.
January 3, 2019
Even with Democratic majorities, money constraints will shape Colorado’s education agenda
There’s a new political dynamic at the Capitol, but not everything has changed.
November 16, 2018
Colorado lawmakers think they can still find a school finance fix that eluded them for two years
Near the end of its tenure, a special legislative committee on school finance issues is asking for more time.
November 7, 2018
What the Democratic ‘blue wave’ on Election Night in Colorado means for education
Colorado voters on Tuesday elected a governor who ran on bold education promises but rejected a tax increase that would have made it easier to pay for them.
not so fast
August 8, 2018
Worried about enrollment, some Colorado school districts are suing to prevent cross-district busing
The lawsuit filed this week in Denver District Court doesn’t deal with the merits of the policy but with the way it was enacted.
one hurdle down
February 15, 2017
Charter school funding bill clears Senate Education Committee
The bill faces a cloudier future in the House.
October 31, 2016
Here’s how the education debate could shift if Democrats retake Colorado’s Senate
Partisan control of Colorado’s Senate is in play this November, and with it the direction of debates on charter school funding, testing and how teachers are licensed.
money money money
October 28, 2016
Advocacy groups to Colorado elected officials: Step up and fund our schools
A coalition of education advocacy groups has fired the first shot in what’s shaping up to be a brutal battle at the statehouse next year over school funding.
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