Articles By Christopher Osher

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The Denver teacher strike is over. Now lawmakers are trying to solve Colorado’s chronic education funding problem.

One plan under discussion at the statehouse would raise an additional $451 million every year to educate students, while another would impact property taxes and change how funds are distributed.

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Colorado education officials failed state by botching $231 million reading-improvement program, whistleblower lawsuit claimed

Signed into law in 2012, the program was supposed to ensure that all Colorado students would be able to read at their grade level by third grade. But state officials say they remain far behind that goal, even as the annual cost of the READ Act has risen to $42.5 million.

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Colorado spent $231 million to help young children catch up on reading. But rates of kids with significant deficiencies only worsened.

The READ Act program still has not produced any significant improvement in the reading skills of the students it targeted

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Nearly half of all young adults in Colorado owe money on a student loan, study examining state’s $26 billion ledger shows

More than 700,000 Coloradans, from all corners of the state, are paying off student loans. And more than 20,000 rural student loan borrowers are severely delinquent, study finds.