Denver schools could soon have too few students — meaning consolidation might be coming. Here’s why.
By 2022, Denver Public Schools predicts there could be as many as 19 schools with fewer than 215 students, which would cost the district $3.4 million in subsidies
Colorado lawmakers reach deal to spend $300 million on transportation. But it’s unclear what will be cut to pay for it.By Jesse Paul Transportation 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
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
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.
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
The governor is pledging to cut income taxes as much as $450 million by eliminating corporate tax loopholes in Colorado
The Democrat plans to move aggressively to implement his priorities, starting with executive orders as early as this week
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