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year in review
December 20, 2017
In 2017, Colorado’s public schools were a major theme for Colorado gubernatorial hopefuls
The race is only expected to intensify in the new year. The primaries — the first-ever in which unaffiliated voters can participate — are scheduled for June.
Colorado Vote 2018
November 15, 2017
Polis campaign releases education plan, including new promise about teacher raises
Big questions remain, however, about how Colorado would pay for all of Polis’s education plans.
August 23, 2017
Unified against Trump, the country’s would-be Democratic governors are divided on education
Coming to a Democratic primary near you: a clash over education issues.
Taking the pledge
August 21, 2017
Colorado gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis goes back to school with preschool-pledge commercial
Several gubernatorial hopefuls are incorporating messages about public education into their campaigns.
Follow the money
July 18, 2017
Network of education reformers continue to help shape governor’s race in Colorado
Political observers predict the race to succeed Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, will be the most expensive in history.
An early promise
June 12, 2017
Gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis wants to make preschool and full-day kindergarten free. That could prove tough.
Congressman Jared Polis is the latest Democrat with deep ties to the state’s education community to announce his bid for Colorado governor.
April 4, 2017
Former Jeffco superintendent lands new job as leader of charter network
Former Jeffco superintendent Dan McMinimee will lead a charter school network of alternative education high schools.
March 14, 2017
Yes, Congress scrapped Obama-era education rules. But states say little is changing
What is changing? A requirement for states to get input from community members. But that doesn't mean input is being scrapped, either.
on the record
March 6, 2017
Congressman Jared Polis is more worried about Congress than about Betsy DeVos. Here’s why.
The Boulder Democrat is nevertheless vowing to keep an eye on the secretary.
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