Teachers, students, and supporters picket in front of East High School as Denver Public School teachers enter their first day of strikes on Feb. 11, 2019. (Kathryn Scott, Special to The Colorado Sun)

With a 15.7% average pay increase post-strike, more Denver teachers returned to work

The difference between what the district budgeted for teacher pay this year and what it’s spending is about $11 million

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Gov. Polis pitches preschool expansion, insists Colorado can afford it

Jared Polis has pledged that Colorado will have universal preschool access for 4-year-olds by the end of his first term in 2023

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LGBT activists say new bills — including one in Colorado — target transgender youth

The proposed laws, if enacted, “would bring devastating harms to the transgender community,” said Chase Strangio, a transgender-rights lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union