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Colorado Education

High Schools Tackle Bullying In Unique Way

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 11.01.2013 | Gay Voices

"If you can play, you can play." That's the anti-bullying message that student athletes in Colorado are sending with a statewide video contest desi...

Colorado School Finance Campaign Deliver Double The Signatures

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 08.06.2013 | Denver

Supporters of a ballot proposal for a Colorado school finance overhaul said they delivered over 160,000 signatures Monday. That's nearly twice the...

Hundreds Of Colorado Schools Required To Serve Breakfast

Posted 05.15.2013 | Denver

Hundreds of Colorado schools will be required to start supplying breakfast to students next year after Governor John Hickenlooper signed the bill into...

Lobato Is Heard Before Colorado Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 05.07.2013 | Denver

The Colorado Supreme Court heard arguments in the state's biggest school funding case, Lobato v. State of Colorado, Thursday morning. Filed in 2005...

Oil, Gas Wells... And College Funding?

The Boulder Daily Camera | Brittany Anas | Posted 03.20.2013 | Denver

A Republican's bill expected to be introduced soon in the Legislature proposes a severance tax break for companies that set up new oil and gas wells i...

Boulder School Principal Could Lose Job After Less-Than 1 Year On Job

The Boulder Daily Camera | Amy Bounds | Posted 02.18.2013 | Denver

The board at Summit Middle School, a charter school in south Boulder, is expected to vote tonight on the future employment of Principal Jim Eagen, who...

DPS Awarded $4 Million Grant From Gates Foundation

Posted 02.04.2013 | Denver

Denver Public Schools was awarded approximately $4 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The foundation awarded a total of $25 milli...

No Budget Cuts!

Posted 11.14.2012 | Denver

Colorado's Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper today is presenting lawmakers with a budget that does not include any major spending cuts for the fir...

How Is Colorado Holding Up?

Wade Buchanan | Posted 01.13.2013 | Denver
Wade Buchanan

So how are we doing? Are we making the right investments for future Coloradans? What will our legacy be? This is not ivory tower, egghead stuff. It's practical and it's real, and every Coloradan needs to weigh in.

DPS: Fastest-Growing Urban School District In The Nation?

Posted 10.16.2012 | Denver

Denver Public School enrollment has grown 14 percent of the past five years, making it the fastest-growing urban school district in the country, accor...

'We Need To Develop A New School Finance Formula'

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 09.12.2012 | Denver

Some of the biggest and best news in Colorado this year is that education funding isn't being cut in the state's budget for the first time in years. ...

News Flash: Tea Party Dies in Colorado

Auden Schendler | Posted 07.09.2012 | Education
Auden Schendler

The school district announced that it was moving to a four-day school week. Children in the county will now get an inferior education -- something that will hurt them later in life, and hurts businesses in the region that need an educated workforce.

House Republicans Reject Colo. Immigrant Tuition Bill Again

Posted 04.26.2012 | Denver

A bill that would provide lower tuition rates--rates closer to an in-state level, rather than the higher out-of-state level--to Colorado's undocumente...

Colo. House Passes Lower Tuition Bill For Immigrant Students

Posted 04.24.2012 | Denver

A bill that would provide more affordable tuition rates -- rates closer to an in-state level, rather than the higher out-of-state level -- to Colorado...

Denver School Selected For Obama Turnaround Arts Program

Posted 04.23.2012 | Denver

President Barack Obama's Committee on the Arts and Humanities (PCAH) announced Monday that Denver's Noel Community Arts School has been selected as on...

Colo. Senate Passes Lower Tuition Bill For Immigrant Students

Posted 04.09.2012 | Denver

A bill that would provide more affordable tuition rates -- rates closer to an in-state level, rather than the higher out-of-state level -- to Colorado...

Private Education Consultants Reap Benefits Of Federal Grant Money Meant For Failing Schools

The Denver Post | Jennifer Brown | Posted 04.22.2012 | Education

They are among the 5,000 worst schools in America, where the percentage of kids who can read or do math at grade level often hovers in the teens or 20...

For Democrats, Embrace of Options Must Extend Beyond Celebratory Week

Malcom Glenn | Posted 08.21.2012 | Denver
Malcom Glenn

There's frequent talk of how the school choice debate no longer falls along traditional ideological lines -- of how courageous Democrats are embracing charters, vouchers, and other reforms. Last week was proof positive of the turning tide.

Colo. Undocumented Immigrants One Step Closer To More Affordable College Tuition

Posted 01.27.2012 | Denver

A bill that would provide more affordable tuition rates closer to an in-state level, rather than the higher out-of-state rates, for Colorado's undocum...

Denver Chamber to the Leg: "We're Coming In as Strong as Ever"

Robert Schwab | Posted 03.13.2012 | Denver
Robert Schwab

Kelly Brough, president and CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, told lawmakers and business friends Monday the chamber expects to exert its i...

State Of The State: Hickenlooper To Address Colo.'s Pressing Issues

Posted 01.12.2012 | Denver

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will deliver his second State of the State address to the House and Senate and is expected to address a wide range of ...

Hickenlooper: Lobato Case 'Requires' An Appeal (UPDATE)

Posted 12.27.2011 | Denver

It's official. Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Wednesday morning that the state will be appealing the judge's ruling in the Lobato v. State of Colora...

State 'Irrationally' Underfunds Schools By Billions, Judge Rules

Posted 02.11.2012 | Education

Supporters of an education lawsuit against the state of Colorado celebrated this weekend after a district judge ruled that the state severely underfun...

Colo. Teachers To Get Their Own Report Card

Posted 01.10.2012 | Denver

On Wednesday, the Colorado Board of Education unanimously approved a new teacher-rating system that could make it easier to fire teachers who don't me...

'America's Wildest School Board Race?'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.25.2011 | Denver

School board elections rarely garner significant attention -- these are not the typical high-profile races that bring in big money, U.S. Senate seats,...