Education

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Why teachers unions are trying to block outside intervention in Colorado schools

These are the first state-ordered outside interventions under Colorado’s 2009 accountability law, and the outcome of these lawsuits will clarify the state’s authority to tell school districts what to do

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A new Colorado report tries to show what higher education is worth. The value is clearer for some degrees than others.

Colorado students, especially would-be teachers, are making cost-benefit choices of their own and switching to more lucrative programs

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Taking a hit: Colorado school districts grapple with insuring against hail

It’s one example of the often-forgotten expenses school districts incur outside of the classroom.

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Citing lack of consensus, Jeffco Public Schools abandons idea to tear down and rebuild Columbine High School

The idea was first floated in June. A survey by the school district revealed that many were against the concept.

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Colorado needs affordable housing. The state owns land. Can this combination work?

Gov. Jared Polis is urging the State Land Board to address housing shortage for teachers, part of a campaign promise he made

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More than a third of Colorado high school graduates need extra help to do college work

Students of color, students from low-income families, and women are all more likely to be assessed as needing developmental education

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Colorado built a system to measure child care quality. Now, it wants more providers to climb the ratings ladder.

State leaders say they’re pleased that more than half of the state’s child care and preschool programs have moved beyond Level 1, but plan to survey providers in the coming year to learn more about the system’s sticking points`

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Gov. Polis’ full-day kindergarten program could bust its budget by $40 million in first year, state survey predicts

Local school officials anticipate near-universal attendance, but state lawmakers only set aside full-day K funding for 85% attendance.

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STEM School, site of fatal shooting, secures five-year charter renewal after contentious battle

The Douglas County Public Schools superintendent will conduct a two-year compliance review to make sure the institution has addressed safety concerns