Education

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Most Colorado student teachers aren’t paid and need second jobs. Will lawmakers step in to ease their financial burden?

Sen. Nancy Todd, a former teacher, will push forward an omnibus bill this session that will grant student teachers more flexibility and possibly compensation.

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

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

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado delays final decision on HOPE Online, but steers away from closure

HOPE’s elementary has received one of the two lowest ratings from the state for nine years now, despite a state-ordered improvement plan in 2017

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Republicans put education atop their priority list at the Capitol. We look at 8 of their ideas.

Republican lawmakers unveiled an education agenda that covers school safety, teacher pay, access to higher education and more. Will they be able to garner support from across the aisle?

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

We now know the full cost of Colorado’s full-day kindergarten expansion

The additional cost associated with full-day kindergarten is $204 million, of which the state is responsible for $198.3 million, according to legislative analysts

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado’s 2020 legislative session begins this week. Here’s a rundown of 10 issues to watch.

The state legislature’s break-neck pace from 2019 may not return, but expect fierce debates over health care, criminal justice, guns and transportation

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

School choice: What is it and how does it work in Colorado?

At its most basic, school choice means students can request to attend any public school in Colorado for free, even across district lines.

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado lawmakers hoped to finally change the school funding formula after 25 years. They may have to keep waiting.

A legislative committee’s progress toward making the formula more student centered reached a roadblock Thursday when lawmakers ran out of time to finalize a bill. They hope to still make it happen this session.

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado hopes dropping $100 into college savings accounts for every newborn will mean more higher ed students

As Gov. Jared Polis and lawmakers try to clamp down on the escalating costs of higher education, they’re also encouraging families to begin saving for college early on