Colorado Department of Education
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?
Thousands of Colorado kids at risk of falling behind aren’t enrolled in preschool, but schools are out of roomBy Erica Breunlin Education Primary category in which blog post is published
Colorado districts aren’t getting enough state money to maintain schools and attract teachers. So they’re turning to local taxpayers.By Erica Breunlin Education Primary category in which blog post is published
Takeaways from The Sun’s series examining the rising number of districts in the state that have dropped a fifth day of school
Colorado made kindergarten a priority. But when it comes to four-day school weeks, lawmakers don’t see a problem.
While many are uncomfortable with the trend of districts adopting four-day school weeks, it receives surprisingly little attention in a state where education has long been a top political issue
Colorado now has more school districts on four-day weeks than any place in the nation — with little research on the benefits
Money moved more than 100 districts to forge ahead with the largely untested strategy. Parents and teachers learned to love it, but nobody knows its impact on kids and learning.
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.
Huge crowd of parents lines up to support 5-year extension. But some worry administrators are using tragedy to deflect scrutiny of safety, finances and child-abuse allegations.
The state ranked poorly in health outcomes and mediocre overall in the latest national report on child well-being by the Annie E. Casey Foundation
Colorado’s kindergarten landscape will even out, with benefits flowing to state’s wealthiest, poorest families
A decade after some districts pushed back against Gov. Ritter's full-day kindergarten plan, most consider it essential.
One school social worker quelled a girl’s suicidal thoughts. Colorado hopes a lot more of them can provide a lasting solution.
Lawmakers recently gave a boost to mental health funding in schools, but one notes the “long game” will require even greater commitment