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Rural Colorado students go to college at low rates. But one town bucks the trend.

Fewer than half of rural Colorado’s high school graduates go to college, a rate that’s about five percentage points below the state average

Education

Colorado school districts are hiring teachers to start work before they graduate amid educator shortage

Hurting for teachers, resort towns are hiring more educators who don’t yet have a degree. It’s a practice some worry could be “abused.”

Education

Higher education faculty in Colorado beg lawmakers to pass collective bargaining rights bill

Adjunct professors across Colorado often live paycheck to paycheck, with some turning to food banks, and want more say in wages and working conditions

Education

Colorado Mesa University trustees now led by rare all-woman executive committee

“Culture of firsts” is put into practice in many ways at the Western Slope university, including hiring a president who is a graduate of CMU, trustees say.

Education

Skilled workers are needed in the San Luis Valley. A new college program could be an answer.

Students in one of Colorado’s poorest regions will soon be able to get a CSU engineering degree without leaving their hometown

Education

Two Hispanic brothers wanted to go to college in Colorado. Here’s why only one made it.

Colorado has one of the most highly educated populations, but only a quarter of Hispanic residents have a college credential, the lowest among all groups

Education

Descendants of people displaced to create Denver’s Auraria campus will finally get free college tuition

When their neighborhood was bulldozed, Auraria residents were promised free higher education. But financial aid proved spotty — until now.

Education

Colorado community colleges join national collaborative aimed at putting a focus on older students

The Lumina Foundation funded the collaborative, which stands for Racial Equity for Adult Credentials in Higher Education, and which will provide $975,000 over two years in Colorado

Education

Opinion: The Colorado community-college system is built on exploitation of teachers

Juggling multiple jobs, adjunct faculty are the gig workers of higher education. They outnumber full faculty 4-1 but are paid less than half

Opinion Columns

A new Colorado law granting Native Americans in-state college tuition is already attracting students

The goal of Senate Bill 29 is to increase the number of Native American students who attend – and are successful – in college

Education

Opinion: A college degree is two things: something you earn, and something you own

Colorado should cultivate this hybrid to reap maximum benefit from its higher-ed system.

Opinion Columns

Colorado community colleges predict another year of declining enrollment

Education

Colorado will allow four-year colleges to grant associates degrees to those who dropped out

Colorado is believed to be one the first to put into place a statewide law like this

Education

Colorado is more diverse than ever, but its college professors are overwhelmingly white

Who teaches students matters. Studies show that it affects a student’s sense of belonging, and whether students and families see colleges as being for them.

Education

Tenured professors at Colorado public colleges are predominantly white

Hispanic students now make up about 20% of the state’s universities. But Hispanic professors? Less than 8% of all tenured professors across the state.

Politics and Government

Coloradans ages 12-17 who get a coronavirus vaccine are eligible for $50,000 scholarships under new sweepstakes

Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday announced plans to award $50,000 to 25 randomly selected students who have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine.

Coronavirus

Two Colorado colleges plan to remove junior from their names. But will the change attract more students?

College officials at the schools for years have complained that the antiquated term has hampered recruiting

Education

Opinion: Stimulus funds should support Colorado students in need at both public and private colleges

It is shortsighted to think that the private higher-education institutions we lead do not serve the same student demographics as our public counterparts.

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Colorado’s investment in more equitable higher-ed funding is a necessary start

Laying the groundwork for an economy with a strong middle class requires us to be strategic with our investments – and it’s time to reinvest in higher education.

Opinion Columns

Fort Lewis College will require students to be vaccinated for coronavirus to enroll for the next academic year

Leaders at the southwest Colorado college say vaccination is the best hope for restoring in-person learning.

Education
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