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March 16, 2018
What’s wrong with auditing all of Colorado’s education programs? Everything, lawmakers said.
State Rep. Jon Becker pitched the idea as basic good governance. The House Education Committee voted 12-0 to reject it.
March 14, 2018
Balloons, hearts, and ‘die-ins’: How Colorado students marked National Walkout Day
The protests took different forms across the region – and not everyone wanted the event to be political.
March 13, 2018
Disputed money in Colorado education budget will go to school safety measures
Colorado lawmakers had been arguing about what to do with $7 million in “extra” education money.
March 12, 2018
‘Really scared and extremely angry’: Why Colorado students are walking out of school Wednesday
Wednesday's walkouts are part of a national movement after the Parkland shooting.
March 11, 2018
Capitol Report: Strap in, we’ve got PERA reform and the 2018-19 education budget on deck
Good evening, and welcome to a Very Money Edition of Capitol Report. In the week that was, Democrats in the House declined to go along…
March 9, 2018
Rise & Shine: Why a mini Harlem Children’s Zone in a Denver suburb is changing course
CHANGE OF COURSE When Blocks of Hope launched three years ago, leaders intended to use the same “placed-based” approach that made the Harlem Children’s Zone…
March 7, 2018
Teachers union opposes 401(k)-like provision in Colorado pension overhaul bill
Republicans want to create a defined-contribution option within PERA.
March 7, 2018
Why Colorado lawmakers are fighting over a ‘rounding error’ in school funding
Republicans and Democrats can't agree on what to do with the extra money that comes from having fewer students.
March 5, 2018
An NBC grant means the lights and speakers at this southwest Denver arts school will actually work
The television network gave $500,000 to 50 schools in honor of its new drama “Rise."
March 4, 2018
Capitol Report: The Steve Lebsock Show is over, and now we can get back to business
Good evening, and welcome to Capitol Report. In case you missed it, the Colorado State Capitol was completely consumed this week with the expulsion of…
March 2, 2018
Rise & Shine: A new type of child care facility could give a lifeline to families in crisis
ALWAYS THERE A California transplant is working to bring Colorado its first “crisis nursery,” a 24/7 child care facility for families in crisis. The center…
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March 2, 2018
Group that supported Douglas County anti-voucher candidates fined in campaign finance case
A judge found no attempt to deceive voters because the group disclosed "the key fact that a large national union of teachers was attempting to influence the election.”
February 28, 2018
Gubernatorial candidate Noel Ginsburg wants to do away with Colorado’s educator effectiveness law
Businessman Noel Ginsburg's education platform calls for high-quality apprenticeships, more money for schools, and the repeal of key education reform legislation.
February 25, 2018
Capitol Report: Is $7 million a ’rounding error’ when it comes to school funding?
Good evening, and welcome to Capitol Report. This past week, the state Senate spent nearly two hours over two days fiercely debating the fate of…
February 23, 2018
Rise & Shine: Not everyone wants a teacher who makes house calls
HOUSE CALL Aurora Central High School has largely done away with scheduled parent-teacher conferences. Instead, teachers go to the homes of students who need additional…
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