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June 26, 2018
What the primary results in Colorado’s governor’s race mean for education
Democrat Jared Polis and Republican Walker Stapleton are seeking to replace Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper.
Colorado Votes 2018
June 14, 2018
Where candidates in the Colorado Democratic primary stand on education issues
Chalkbeat Colorado asked the Democratic candidates for governor about their own educational experiences, school funding, achievement gaps, and more.
June 7, 2018
Fact checking the Colorado governor’s race: The truth behind 5 claims dividing Democratic contenders
As the Colorado Democratic primary nears, candidates for governor are using old education positions to highlight small policy differences.
May 31, 2018
How education reform became a wedge issue among Colorado Democrats this election year
This election season has the potential to change what’s considered mainstream Democratic education policy in Colorado.
Movers and shakers
April 29, 2018
Colorado Education Association elects new president amid wave of teacher activism
Amie Baca-Oehlert is a high school counselor in Adams 12 Five Star who has been CEA vice president since 2012.
Doing more with more
April 6, 2018
Colorado gubernatorial hopeful Mike Johnston, known as an education reformer, says what schools really need is money
Johnston released an education platform this week that hinges on a major tax reform and calls for free full-day kindergarten and higher pay for teachers.
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.
January 30, 2018
Cary Kennedy ‘aligns with all of our issues and values,’ teachers union president says in endorsement
Former State Treasurer Cary Kennedy has made increasing teacher pay a key part of her educational platform.
year in review
December 20, 2017
In 2017, Colorado’s public schools were a major theme for Colorado gubernatorial hopefuls
The race is only expected to intensify in the new year. The primaries — the first-ever in which unaffiliated voters can participate — are scheduled for June.
Colorado Votes 2018
October 13, 2017
Five things we learned when Colorado’s gubernatorial candidates got on the same stage to talk about education
It was the first Colorado gubernatorial forum this cycle to focus exclusively on education issues.
August 23, 2017
Unified against Trump, the country’s would-be Democratic governors are divided on education
Coming to a Democratic primary near you: a clash over education issues.
Follow the money
July 18, 2017
Network of education reformers continue to help shape governor’s race in Colorado
Political observers predict the race to succeed Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, will be the most expensive in history.
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