Education

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Across borders, through detention and into Colorado classrooms: The journey of solo children

In the past year, the number of children getting released to a parent, relative, or other sponsor here in Colorado has more than doubled

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

A Snapchat video of a 13-year-old boy’s suicide roiled a Colorado town — and left police chasing social media ghosts

Multiple middle-schoolers in the small community of Dacono reported watching a video of Von Mercado's death — that then vanished from their phones — frustrating officials and leading to a new state law.

Business Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado’s newest billion-dollar B Corp is part of a movement to make a social impact — and profits

Guild Education's valuation is now over $1 billion as the company's model shows it can still make money and grow fast, while not pursuing growth at all costs

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado has spent hundreds of millions to help kids read. Now, it will spend up to $5.2 million to find out why it hasn’t worked.

A state law passed last spring mandated the external evaluation and other steps intended to improve the 2012 law, known as the READ Act

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Charter school network STRIVE Prep to close northwest Denver high school in possible sign of what’s to come

STRIVE’s decision is significant because after years of rapid growth, demographers predict enrollment in Denver Public Schools will soon begin to shrink

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Many Colorado teachers willing to walk out to protest school funding, union survey finds

Teacher pay in Colorado ranks among the least competitive in the nation when compared with other professions that require a college degree

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Glenwood Springs is spending $1.2M in tax money on a public affairs campaign to fight a mine above town

The city is assembling a war chest to ward off an "existential crisis" stemming from a politically connected company, Rocky Mountain Resources, that wants to expand a limestone mine just above Glenwood Springs' famous hot springs

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado wants to steer more students toward college by driving down higher education costs beyond tuition

Close to half of Colorado’s adult population hasn’t pursued education beyond high school at a time when the majority of jobs demand certificates or degrees

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

In-state tuition at Colorado universities could rise up to 3% on average under governor’s budget plan

Gov. Jared Polis also says he wants to work with the legislature to find a sustainable solution for transportation funding, which could mean some form of a tax increase. One option is to take a regional approach as opposed to a statewide one.