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Colorado teacher evaluation revamp stalls, but governor may take another look
Colorado’s controversial teacher evaluation system is likely to get a closer look, even if legislation to reduce the importance of test scores in that system…
April 9, 2019
Colorado full-day kindergarten bill clears first legislative hurdle with unanimous support
Colorado’s long road to full-day kindergarten passed a first test Tuesday, winning House Education Committee approval. The unanimous vote, met with cheers and applause, came…
April 4, 2019
Full-day kindergarten across the nation: How does Colorado compare?
As Colorado's full-day kindergarten expansion plan nears the finish line, a look at how its kindergarten policies compare to other states.
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 5, 2019
Denver district, union meet separately with Gov. Polis as he weighs intervention
The meetings came at the request of the state labor chief to “discuss the path forward” and to review an informal analysis by state budget officials of each proposal.
January 31, 2019
Following on his full-day kindergarten pitch, Colorado Gov. Polis highlights plans for 8,000 new preschool slots
After weeks of focusing on full-day kindergarten, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis spoke about his plans to create 8,000 new preschool slots by next fall.
January 15, 2019
Here’s how Colorado Gov. Jared Polis plans to pay for full-day kindergarten
Polis proposes to take advantage of rising property values to fund his top priority.
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.
Not necessarily united
January 2, 2019
Democrats control Colorado state government. Here’s what that means for education as the legislature opens
Democratic lawmakers don’t necessarily agree with incoming governor Jared Polis or among themselves.
December 18, 2018
Lawmakers pledge to ‘put some legs’ to new Colorado education plan
The legislators who served on the Education Leadership Council promised the final product wouldn’t languish on a shelf.
December 6, 2018
Could a new universal preschool program in a Colorado resort community help propel a statewide effort?
Colorado's Summit County will soon offer preschool assistance to all 4-year-olds, using proceeds from a new property tax approved by voters in November.
December 4, 2018
Dear Governor: Here’s what Colorado educators want Jared Polis to know about their schools
More than 100 teachers responded to our request to tell the governor-elect about their schools, with many urging him to visit in person.
Take our survey
November 9, 2018
Educators: What should the next governor of Colorado know about your school?
Tell Jared Polis what you think his education priorities should be.
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.
November 6, 2018
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.
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