Colorado students across grades have increasingly struggled to make gains in math while falling short of grade-level benchmarks
Rep. Barbara McLachlan
Student teachers are rarely paid. Colorado lawmakers, school leaders want to ensure they’re compensated.
Near the end of last semester, Jorge Cabral’s budget was on the brink. He carefully watched how he spent each dollar, limiting his purchases to essentials like shampoo and toilet paper and cutting corners with meals by buying rice and beans to last through each week. On top of getting no pay for his full-time […]
Opinion: Colorado House Democrats return to the Capitol with a message to the GOP
Most people don’t know who their legislator is, and we’re OK with that. But, many people also don’t truly understand what we do, and we’re definitely not OK with that. While some people urged us to get back to work during the stay-at-home phase of the pandemic, the truth is we never stopped working. We’ve […]
Thousands of Colorado workers already earn college credit for their time on the job. But even thousands more could.
Laura Seitz spent more time in a clinic than a classroom as she learned how to become a medical assistant but still earned college credit toward her certification. She was enrolled at Front Range Community College, but most of her practical education came at Associates in Family Medicine in Fort Collins. There, she trained with […]
Opinion: How can we maintain a free press? Let’s start by teaching news media literacy
Our decisions — whether they concern which products to buy, which ballot measure to support or which candidate to vote for — are only as good as the information we use to inform them. This past week, Jan. 27-31, was declared as National News Literacy Week by the News Literacy Project. The goal is to […]
Colorado could soon expand protections for student journalists by shielding their advisers from retaliation
Colorado lawmakers this year hope to broaden First Amendment protections for the state’s student journalists by passing legislation shielding public school employees who work with them from administrative retaliation. The bill would also broaden explicit free speech protections for student journalists to include audio and visual storytelling platforms. “This bill will update our law in […]