education funding

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Colorado lawmakers seek overhaul for troubled $231 million program meant to help kids catch up on reading

The proposed changes follow reports that the READ Act, which has been around since 2012, has failed to produce significant gains

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Worried about slowing economy, Democrats look to delay Polis pledge for full-day kindergarten

Democratic lawmakers are considering a phase-in of full-day kindergarten funding, but Gov. Jared Polis opposes the idea

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Democratic lawmakers want to ask voters in 2019 to end TABOR cap, but Polis is not so sure

The measure would amount to the most substantial effort in years to rollback the state’s unique limits on government spending

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Computer science isn’t required in Colorado schools. But enough people think it should be that the state is training teachers for free.

Teaching Colorado kids computer science in elementary school sets them up to be critical thinkers and prepares them for a computer-forward economy

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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.

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Denver teachers’ strike won’t begin Monday as planned amid procedural wrangling involving Gov. Polis

Denver Public Schools asked for help from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment after teachers overwhelmingly voted to strike

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Jared Polis has 208 options to lower your taxes. But it’ll be harder than you may think.

The governor is pledging to cut income taxes as much as $450 million by eliminating corporate tax loopholes in Colorado

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In exclusive interview, Gov. Jared Polis previews his legislative agenda and bold, new approach

The Democrat plans to move aggressively to implement his priorities, starting with executive orders as early as this week

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Leroy Garcia’s opening remarks are notable for what he didn’t mention. Here’s the Colorado Senate president’s speech, annotated.

Context for Leroy Garcia's opening day speech at the Colorado legislature, with annotations from The Colorado Sun highlighting what’s important and explaining what it all means