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Jason Gonzales, Chalkbeat Colorado

Teacher pay in rural Colorado would be set at a minimum of $40,000 under a new proposal. Will the legislature support it?

Altogether, the bill could benefit 6,000 teachers and cost the state an estimated $35 million a year to supplement salaries

Education

Colorado community colleges join national collaborative aimed at putting a focus on older students

The Lumina Foundation funded the collaborative, which stands for Racial Equity for Adult Credentials in Higher Education, and which will provide $975,000 over two years in Colorado

Education

The pandemic impacted fall enrollment at Colorado community colleges — but not as much as feared

Enrollment in the system remains down over 10% from 2019.

Education

As students return, Colorado State University works to help them adjust to campus life during COVID

After a pandemic year, students across Colorado and the country are struggling to figure out a return to college life

Education

Colorado community colleges predict another year of declining enrollment

Education

Colorado will allow four-year colleges to grant associates degrees to those who dropped out

Colorado is believed to be one the first to put into place a statewide law like this

Education

Tenured professors at Colorado public colleges are predominantly white

Hispanic students now make up about 20% of the state’s universities. But Hispanic professors? Less than 8% of all tenured professors across the state.

Politics and Government

Colorado banned legacy admissions at its public colleges. But what does that really mean for students?

Supporters believe the ban on legacy admissions makes a statement about who Colorado values in being admitted into college and clarifies the role of family ties to a school

Education

Union slams University of Colorado spending, wages and bond debt

Education

As Mark Kennedy departs, University of Colorado students call for a change in direction

The University of Colorado Board of Regents will pay Kennedy $1.3 million to leave his post July 1, a year before his three-year contract expires

Education

Two Colorado colleges plan to remove junior from their names. But will the change attract more students?

College officials at the schools for years have complained that the antiquated term has hampered recruiting

Education

Colorado education interests spend millions on lobbying. Most of it goes toward retaining, gaining funding.

Colleges and universities are among top individual spenders, but K-12 groups spend more overall

Education