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Colorado Preschool Program
September 27, 2019
As Colorado invests more in preschool, a gold-standard study shows benefits of full-day classes
A new study show literacy gains and other benefits for full-day preschoolers — timely findings given the surge of preschool investment in Colorado.
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.
April 24, 2019
Colorado proposal would triple cigarette tax, fund preschool, fight teen vaping
A proposed tax on nicotine products could double Colorado’s preschool investment.
April 18, 2019
Think teacher pay is low in Colorado? Try teaching preschool.
Preschool teachers who work in Colorado's district-run schools make far less on average than public elementary teachers.
January 31, 2019
Following on his full-day kindergarten pitch, Colorado Gov. Polis highlights plans for 8,000 new preschool slots
After weeks of focusing on full-day kindergarten, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis spoke about his plans to create 8,000 new preschool slots by next fall.
May 24, 2017
Colorado gets good marks on preschool access for 3-year-olds, not so much on funding
While Colorado is near the back of the pack for preschool funding, it gets high marks for offering preschool access to the state’s 3-year-olds, according to a new report.
February 2, 2017
How a rural preschool overcame an industrywide challenge and paid teachers more
While low wages are the norm for many early childhood teachers, a small preschool in northeastern Colorado found a way to buck the trend.
In the basement
May 12, 2016
Report card: Colorado’s spending on preschool pales in comparison to national leaders
Colorado ranks near the bottom for preschool funding according to an annual report card put out by the National Institute for Early Education Research.
October 23, 2015
Landmark study sparks question: Do preschool effects stick in Colorado but not in Tennessee?
Early childhood leaders here say a major study that raised doubts about preschool's effectiveness quality but doesn't match Colorado data on the topic.
May 12, 2015
Colorado plateaus in annual preschool ranking
While state funding for the Colorado Preschool Program increased a bit last year, Colorado didn't improve on measures of preschool quality or access, according to an annual ranking published by the National Institute for Early Education Research or NIEER.
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