The rising cost of a college education is a roadblock for many Colorado students, but the state’s higher education leaders are pledging to expand the possibility of getting a college degree using a new “roadmap” focused on affordability. Colorado universities and community colleges are “really the best tool we have to create opportunity for Coloradans, […]
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State and local laws push more registered sex offenders into low-income Colorado communities
The laws requiring the names of convicted sex offenders nationwide to be catalogued, and available to the public, bear the names of children sexually assaulted and murdered by predators who had committed sex offenses before. The goal was to prevent the same from happening to other children. The Jacob Wetterling Act. Megan’s Law. The Adam […]
“I think I want to do this forever. How does that work?” For dancers, it doesn’t.
At the end of her very first dance recital, 4-year-old Sarah Tallman burst into tears. “I have no idea why I cried, but at the end, I said, ‘I’m not doing that again.’” Still, the next year, she was back. Thirty-eight years later, Tallman is finally going to stop dancing. Those years – from a […]
Teachers living in campers: How rural Colorado districts are coping with growing teacher shortage
Steve Wilson has spent 35 years in education in rural Colorado, the past 14 as superintendent of the Big Sandy School District that stretches across ranchland in Elbert and El Paso counties. In his second year as superintendent there, four teachers retired, wiping out more than 132 years of experience. Back then, the vacancies posed […]
Colorado’s universities are catering to out-of-state students. Is their public mission at risk?
Colorado’s flagship public university is within reach of a controversial milestone: the majority of its student body could soon come from out of state. The University of Colorado’s Boulder campus has trended that direction for years — the result of radically changing its business model to make up for two decades of state budget cuts. […]