education funding

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Jared Polis made a lot of promises in bid for governor. Here’s his progress on the 10 biggest.

The pledges the Democratic candidates made on education, health care, oil and gas and TABOR all rank at the top of his list

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado districts are preparing quickly for full-day kindergarten, potentially increasing costs

A number of districts are pushing to make the jump to full-day K next fall, concerned about the academic and financial ramifications if they don’t

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Will Colorado reform its checkerboard of school taxes? Not this year.

Advocates said they hope this is not the end of the road for an idea that could raise as much as $450 million for education and make school funding fairer

Transportation Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado lawmakers reach deal to spend $300 million on transportation. But it’s unclear what will be cut to pay for it.

Democrats in the House say education funding will not be tapped to pay for the extra transportation funds

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

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

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

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

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

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

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

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