Simla Elementary School kindergarten teacher Holly Koehn reads to students at the Big Sandy School Monday, February 25, 2019. (Mark Reis, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Think teacher pay is low in Colorado? Try teaching preschool.

Last year, lead Colorado preschool teachers in district-run schools made $30,500 on average -- nearly $22,000 less than public elementary school teachers

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

In crowded 2020 Democratic field, a clear top tier emerges. Colorado’s candidates are not in it.

Even with six months to go in the campaign, strict debate standards and cash flow issues are separating the candidates

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

More than a third of Colorado high school graduates need extra help to do college work

Students of color, students from low-income families, and women are all more likely to be assessed as needing developmental education

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BLM will move 27 jobs from Washington to Grand Junction, 54 more to Lakewood as part of HQ relocation

While the job number for Grand Junction might not be eye-popping, the people who are slated to move there are top-level brass