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Despite earlier attack ads, Colorado teachers union endorses Jared Polis for governor
The endorsement is not a surprise given that teachers unions have traditionally been associated with the Democratic Party.
meet the new boss
August 3, 2018
New Colorado teachers union chief: Spring walkouts raised public awareness of school needs
Amie Baca-Oehlert, a school counselor from the Adams 12 district north of Denver, recently took the helm of the 35,000-member Colorado Education Association.
June 27, 2018
Colorado teachers unions will feel a limited impact from the Supreme Court’s Janus decision
Colorado’s teachers unions have been living in a post-Janus world for decades.
Now it gets real
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.
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.
May 10, 2018
Colorado lawmakers’ pension compromise raises teacher retirement age, cuts benefits
The deal that emerged from 12 hours of negotiations Wednesday was not the deal that many people expected to see when the day started.
May 4, 2018
Why Colorado’s teacher shortage bills fall short
The legislative effort to address Colorado's teacher shortages will have only a modest impact because it fails to tackle the root causes.
May 1, 2018
Colorado was never ranked 46th for teacher pay. Does this change the debate?
The ranking has become a key feature of the school funding debate, and it’s unlikely to disappear from the public narrative anytime soon.
April 30, 2018
After teacher rallies, the work ‘shifts to the local community level,’ Colorado union president says
Teachers need to convince local school boards to raise salaries, and they need to convince neighbors to vote for a statewide tax in November, the CEA president said.
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.
April 27, 2018
Sponsor of teacher strike ban won’t jail teachers, but unions are still a target
The teacher backlash to the strike ban came fast and furious.
Why Colorado's different
April 26, 2018
Colorado teachers rallying at the Capitol will need voters’ help to make a big change
This is an unprecedented show of force that takes two-thirds of the state’s K-12 students out of school for a day.
Day without a Teacher
April 23, 2018
These Colorado school districts are canceling classes for teacher protests
They include eight of the state’s 10 largest districts, serving more than 400,000 students.
April 22, 2018
This Colorado bill would ban teacher strikes and hit violators with fines and jail time
The bill is unlikely to become law, but it speaks to concerns that a national wave of teacher activism could come to Colorado.
Red for ed
April 13, 2018
A day of action by Colorado teachers will bring hundreds to the Capitol and already one district has canceled classes
Educators in Colorado are calling attention to school funding shortfalls — and in one case forcing a school district to cancel classes.
Updated March 12, 2018
Colorado’s high court: There’s no such thing as teacher tenure
The Colorado Supreme Court ruled against Denver teachers in a dispute over the district putting them on unpaid leave.
It takes a village
February 22, 2018
What does it mean to be a community school? This Colorado bill would define it – and promote it.
Community schools are an old idea enjoying a resurgence in education circles with the support of teachers unions and other advocates.
out of pocket
February 7, 2018
Colorado teachers spend hundreds of dollars on their classrooms, union survey says
The results come as state lawmakers are poised to debate again this year how much money to spend on schools.
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.
Follow the money
October 17, 2017
Groups with a stake in Colorado’s school board elections raise $1.5 million to influence them
Teachers unions and education reformers are again throwing their efforts — and money — into high-profile races in Denver, Aurora, Dougco and elsewhere.
July 13, 2017
Betsy DeVos is coming to Denver for a meeting of the conservative group ALEC — and protesters are ready
DeVos is speaking to the annual meeting of ALEC, which is influential in crafting conservative, free-market friendly legislation.
Not ready for prime time
March 20, 2017
Lawmaker kills bill that would have allowed unlicensed teachers in rural Colorado classrooms
Along with providing flexibility on hiring unlicensed teachers, House Bill 1178 would have created a process for rural schools to receive waivers from state law.
November 21, 2016
Democrats have won control of the State Board of Education. So now what?
The Democrats differ on issues such as the viability of Colorado’s existing academic standards and the role of charter schools in public education.
Follow the money
October 18, 2016
Colorado teachers union, reform groups find common ground on shifting political power on state board
Plus, the state's largest teachers union, in a rare move, is supporting a Republican for a state House race.
July 6, 2016
Colorado is rethinking all of its major education policies. And everyone is jockeying for influence.
State Board of Education chairman Steve Durham has four ideas. See them here first.
June 30, 2014
Educators, leaders join forces to spruce up two local schools
Educators from around the country — current, future and retired teachers, higher education faculty and educational support professionals — met Monday to beautify two Denver schools.
April 15, 2014
Colorado teachers demand state drop PARCC tests
A majority of delegates at an annual meeting of the Colorado Education Association approved a resolution “demanding the state’s withdrawal from the PARCC assessment, and…
February 18, 2014
Survey: Colorado teachers say there’s too much testing
Colorado teachers claim they’re spending too much of their time prepping and administering state mandated tests, a survey conducted by the state’s largest union found.
February 13, 2014
Union hopes to extend “hold harmless” period for teacher evaluations while new tests are proven to be effective
The board of directors of the state’s largest teachers union is advocating for an extension of the “hold harmless” period before student performance associated with new…
October 9, 2013
State board weighs in on lawsuit dispute
A unanimous State Board of Education on Wednesday joined the chorus of people urging the Colorado Education Association not to challenge the constitutionality of the state’s teacher evaluation law.
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