Education

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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?

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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These 9 themes helped define Colorado in 2019. Here are the stories that illuminated them.

Our annual list of longform journalism about Colorado covers loss and rebirth, scarcity and overload, migration and belonging

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Struggle to afford kids, homes in Colorado could keep full-day kindergarten from busting education budget

After forecasters worried Gov. Polis' program could run a big deficit, demographic factors could keep kindergarten enrollment flat, or declining, in years to come.

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The 25 most read Colorado Sun stories of 2019

These are our stories that received the most readership over the past year, from our investigation into Backcountry.com to coverage of Denver International Airport and environmental issues