Politics & Policy

A member of the council since 2015, Gym has taken vocal stands on everything from school staffing to student mental health.
Republican leaders have said they expect to increase funding for K-12 schools while also expanding school choice.
As a result, more than $370 million in cuts this year to school budgets across the city will stand.
Expect no flurry of education bills as the GOP majority’s time runs out
In October alone, there were nearly 14,500 school bus delays, lasting 41 minutes on average.
“The reality is, at several points in the near future, we’re all going to have to make unpopular decisions,” Superintendent Alex Marrero said.
Commissioner Laurie Cardoza-Moore says some books should be pulled from shelves statewide
Ayala was the first woman and person of color to hold Illinois’ top education job and emphasized equity in education throughout her career.
The Denver school board rejected a pared down recommendation to close just 2 schools. Members called for more community engagement even as budget questions loom.
As of this fall, the city had planned to open 55,000 3-K seats, but 15,000 seats are currently unfilled.
The state on Wednesday revealed numbers long awaited by preschool providers around Colorado — the amount they’ll be paid for each child enrolled in universal preschool.
The State Board of Education is growing from seven seats to nine seats. Find election results here.
IPS officials unveiled the blueprint in September, but have tweaked it a few times since then. The board is slated to vote on it Nov. 17.
The discussion about changing names is part of a broader effort to revisit decisions made during the time the district was overseen by state appointed emergency managers.
Past efforts to overhaul Colorado school funding have hit political roadblocks. Could this be the year?
“I really like my school and I want to keep it open because it’s like family to us,” one second grader told the Denver board, which is set to vote Thursday on recommended school closures.
Duggan administration shelves a planned $6 million investment in child care infrastructure for other priorities
El junta escolar tiene la última palabra. La junta tiene programado votar por la recomendación el 17 de noviembre. Se requiere mayoría de votos para aprobar la recomendación.
The 5 schools Superintendent Alex Marrero is prioritizing for closure are: Denver Discovery School, Schmitt Elementary, Fairview Elementary, IAD at Harrington, and MSLA.
Colorado is moving in the opposite direction of states under Republican control that are limiting how teachers can talk about race, gender, and sexuality.
Suspensions have fallen 64% over the past decade, though troubling racial disparities remain.
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