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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.
November 6, 2018
Election 2018: Get live election results as Colorado voters decide key education issues
Tuesday’s results will determine the next governor, which party controls the legislature, and how much money the state has to spend on schools.
Colorado Votes 2018
September 24, 2018
Tax breaks for the rich and a ‘bargain with the devil’: Colorado candidates for governor spar over education
Speaking to an audience of charter school leaders, two candidates with a history of supporting such schools highlighted their differences.
leading the state
September 18, 2018
Three things we heard at a gubernatorial candidates forum on early childhood
A gubernatorial candidates forum Monday highlighted some of the big early childhood ideas championed by each campaign, but also left plenty of unanswered questions.
August 13, 2018
Despite earlier attack ads, Colorado teachers union endorses Jared Polis for governor
The endorsement is not a surprise given that teachers unions have traditionally been associated with the Democratic Party.
in their own words
July 10, 2018
Colorado 2018 election: Where Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton stand on education
We asked the candidates for governor of Colorado what they think about school funding, school choice, the achievement gap, and more.
Now it gets real
June 26, 2018
What the primary results in Colorado’s governor’s race mean for education
Democrat Jared Polis and Republican Walker Stapleton are seeking to replace Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper.
Colorado Votes 2018
June 14, 2018
Where candidates in the Colorado Democratic primary stand on education issues
Chalkbeat Colorado asked the Democratic candidates for governor about their own educational experiences, school funding, achievement gaps, and more.
June 7, 2018
Fact checking the Colorado governor’s race: The truth behind 5 claims dividing Democratic contenders
As the Colorado Democratic primary nears, candidates for governor are using old education positions to highlight small policy differences.
May 31, 2018
How education reform became a wedge issue among Colorado Democrats this election year
This election season has the potential to change what’s considered mainstream Democratic education policy in Colorado.
February 28, 2018
Gubernatorial candidate Noel Ginsburg wants to do away with Colorado’s educator effectiveness law
Businessman Noel Ginsburg's education platform calls for high-quality apprenticeships, more money for schools, and the repeal of key education reform legislation.
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