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Colorado lawmakers are trying again to unravel a complicated school finance knot
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Southeast Denver school board candidate favors class size caps, ‘community schools’
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June 21, 2019
Many eligible families don’t use the Denver Preschool Program. The new CEO wants to change that.
June 20, 2019
New schools that want to open in Denver will now have an expiration date
June 18, 2019
Adams 14 schools won’t have a superintendent as private company takes over operations
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How a once-promising merit pay system led Denver teachers to the brink of a strike
Denver has 1 administrator for every 7.5 instructional staff — far above state average
Years of instability and division have put one Colorado school district’s fate in outside hands
Colorado General Assembly 2019
May 21, 2019
Polis signs full-day kindergarten bill into law
Fulfilling a key campaign promise, Gov. Jared Polis signed into law a bill funding full-day kindergarten to much pomp at a ceremony at Stedman Elementary in Denver.
May 5, 2019
Colorado lawmakers made big investments in public education — but few major policy changes
A largely bipartisan consensus on education policy developed over the last decade remains intact at the end of the 2019 Colorado General Assembly.
Session at a glance
May 3, 2019
Kindergarten, reading, mental health: what Colorado lawmakers did for education in 2019
On kindergarten, mental health, and reading, Colorado schools and students scored some big wins during the 2019 legislative session.
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Longtime parent volunteer is running for school board in northwest Denver
This is the second time Tony Curcio is running for the seat.
June 14, 2019
Aurora lists campuses that could become magnet schools, or could be ‘repurposed’
Out of 40 elementary and middle schools, Aurora has created a list of 22 schools that it would consider as boundary schools, and a list of 14 schools it could repurpose.
June 14, 2019
There’s an app for that: How two rural counties reached more kids with developmental delays
Two rural counties in northern Colorado came up with a software app to reach more young children with developmental delays.
June 13, 2019
Denver school board bans use of handcuffs on elementary school students
Handcuffs can still be used on middle and high school students, though the resolution directs Denver Public Schools to significantly decrease the frequency.
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May 14, 2019
Preschool has enduring benefits for disadvantaged children — and their children, new research finds
It’s not just at-risk children who reap long-term educational and earnings benefits from high-quality preschool. It’s also their siblings and their eventual offspring.
May 10, 2019
‘Crisis nursery’ off the table in Grand Junction as project leaders look to legislation
Early childhood advocates in western Colorado envisioned opening a free 24-hour "crisis nursery," but problems getting a state license has derailed the effort for now.
May 2, 2019
Colorado Senate rejects nicotine tax that would have boosted preschool spending
There was no discussion or debate before the Colorado Senate rejected the proposal, which had the backing of Gov. Jared Polis.
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