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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There’s an app for that: How two rural Colorado counties reached more kids with developmental delaysBy Chalkbeat Colorado Education Primary category in which blog post is published
Garage sales and GoFundMe campaigns are nice, but Colorado districts want a better fix for school lunch debtBy Chalkbeat Colorado Education Primary category in which blog post is published
Denver schools could soon have too few students — meaning consolidation might be coming. Here’s why.By Chalkbeat Colorado Education Primary category in which blog post is published
The pledges the Democratic candidates made on education, health care, oil and gas and TABOR all rank at the top of his list
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
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
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
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
Democratic lawmakers are considering a phase-in of full-day kindergarten funding, but Gov. Jared Polis opposes the idea
The measure would amount to the most substantial effort in years to rollback the state’s unique limits on government spending
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