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.
Denver teachers are heading back to class, but their strike revealed a national divide over bonus payBy The Associated Press Education Primary category in which blog post is published
Denver Public Schools, teachers union reach a deal including 7 to 11 percent raises to end strike after all-night bargaining sessionBy The Associated Press Education Primary category in which blog post is published
Colorado’s first-in-the-nation outdoor MBA program is hitting its stride just as the industry needs it toBy Jason Blevins Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published
In several statements posted Saturday night on its Twitter account, the Denver teachers union said the Denver Public Schools' latest contract offer was not good enough
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.
The Democratic governor warns that such a strike could hurt a ballot campaign for more education and road money
Amid declining overall enrollment, some neighborhood schools suffer as parents send their kids to higher-achieving schools
The new governor must decide whether to intervene and prevent a teacher walkout, a decision with major political implications
Colorado employers, colleges could soon be prevented from asking about criminal histories on their applications
So-called “ban-the-box” bills have failed in the legislature in the past. If the General Assembly passes the employment measure this year, Colorado would become the 12th state to have such a policy for private businesses
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
A local, youth-led effort to promote a suicide text line was so successful, the state is copying it
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.