New union-backed Denver school board renews charter schools despite some reluctance
Most board members spoke neutrally about charter schools, just one voted against them while another called his "yes" vote a reluctant one
School board candidates backed by teachers union leading in Denver, Aurora and Jeffco
Metro Denver school board candidates wrestle with charter schools, COVID protocols and staff retention.
Five takeaways from Colorado’s school choice enrollment numbers
Colorado’s open enrollment laws enable students to enroll in any school or district, even if they don’t live within that school’s attendance boundaries
Colorado is more diverse than ever, but its college professors are overwhelmingly white
Who teaches students matters. Studies show that it affects a student’s sense of belonging, and whether students and families see colleges as being for them.
Adams 14 will have no online option for elementary students next year and limited online spots for older kids
The north metro Denver district is an outlier. But officials say elementary school students who studied online fell behind their in-person peers in reading and math.
Denver Public Schools names its sole finalist for superintendent
Finalist Alex Marrero served as interim superintendent of the City School District of New Rochelle for the past eight months
Colorado effort to significantly reduce student tickets and arrests is withdrawn by sponsors
Senate Bill 182 would have prevented all students from being referred to police, ticketed, or arrested for misdemeanors, petty offenses, and municipal code violations
Colorado’s 2022 budget boosts K-12 spending, reverses higher ed cuts
School districts would receive about 10% more per pupil from the state. Budget writers also OK a 7% tuition hike at the University of Northern Colorado, and 3% at other colleges
Colorado is aiming to identify dyslexic students early with screening initiative
Colorado education officials were set to select five elementary schools for the one-year, $92,000 pilot program in late April
Gov. Jared Polis signs bill maintaining school funding amid pandemic challenges
The legislation approved ensures Colorado school districts will receive the money they originally expected for the 2020-21 school year despite about 30,000 fewer students showing up, a 3.3% decline in enrollment. The law also sends millions to rural school districts to meet the unique needs of small and isolated schools.
Children of color are much more likely to face harsh school discipline. A Colorado bill seeks to change that.
More than 4,000 Colorado students were ticketed or arrested for a nonviolent misdemeanor at schools in the 2017-18 school year
Colorado plan to scale back CMAS testing moves forward. Kids would test in literacy or math, but not both.
House Bill 1161 minimizes testing for students, teachers, and administrators dealing with the effects of the pandemic.
Indigenous students say they need more from Colorado universities. An in-state tuition bill is a first step.
Senate Bill 29 would require higher education institutions in Colorado to charge in-state tuition to any student who is part of a federally recognized American Indian tribe that lived within the state. Fort Lewis College already waives tuition for Indigenous students.
Colorado universities and colleges could face more cuts if state doesn’t restore funding, leaders say
Gov. Jared Polis and House and Senate leaders have said they value returning the 58% cut that the state inflicted last year to help balance a budget as the pandemic ate into revenues and raised expenses
Schools must still give standardized tests this year, Biden administration says
Colorado lawmakers had already introduced a bill directing the state Department of Education to seek a waiver from the feds to get out of CMAS testing.
As Colorado legislature reconvenes, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education
Lawmakers plan to triage pandemic problems and hope to get back on track after a tumultuous 2020. For education, that means replacing money cut to balance the budget last year.
In rural Colorado, one town is looking to its community college to help survive the end of coal
Leaders of Craig see a tight window of opportunity to build a new economic base, provide residents replacement jobs, and ensure the city’s survival.
Colorado needs more skilled workers. But the state provides little help to adults trying to earn a college degree.
A wide swath of Coloradans can’t access well-paying jobs to provide for their families, and employers can’t find workers with the skills needed for specialized jobs.
CU Boulder struggles to enroll low-income students. That has consequences for Coloradans’ social mobility.
University of Colorado Boulder is fifth-lowest among nation’s flagships in enrolling low-income students, thus slowing Colorado’s social mobility.