Ann Schimke

Ann Schimke

Senior Reporter and Community Editor, Chalkbeat Colorado

Ann Schimke covers early childhood issues for Chalkbeat Colorado. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and the Denver Post. She holds a master’s degree in education policy from the University of Michigan. She joined Chalkbeat (then EdNews Colorado) in 2012. Email:

Leaders of both special district efforts hope to ask for voter approval in 2025.

Some families travel hours each day so their children can attend the Bright MINDS program in Lakewood.

Advocates say there are about 45 outdoor preschool programs in Colorado.

The pro-Palestinian encampment at the Auraria Campus is the largest such protest in the state. Students at the schools have mixed feelings about it.

The judge could issue a decision in the next few weeks.

Yajaira Fuentes-Tauber’s students have won $13,000 through a contest aimed at improving watershed health.

More than 40,000 employees work on the Denver airport campus.

The process of getting the 2023 gift from Mackenzie Scott was exciting and mysterious, leaders at Early Milestones Colorado said.

More than a dozen local organizations that help administer Colorado’s tuition-free preschool program signed a letter to Gov. Jared Polis protesting potential funding cuts.