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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.
Asked and answered
Updated May 15, 2019
Free full-day kindergarten is coming. Here’s what Colorado parents need to know.
Most Colorado parents will be able to send their children to free full-day kindergarten this fall. Here, we answer the most common questions we've heard.
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.
April 30, 2019
Full-day kindergarten heads to the desk of Colorado Gov. Jared Polis
Colorado parents will be able to enroll their children in full-day kindergarten at no cost starting this fall.
April 25, 2019
Full-day kindergarten for Colorado gains Senate OK, nears governor’s desk
Universal full-day kindergarten in Colorado is on its way to becoming reality after initial Senate…
April 13, 2019
Colorado legislative roundup: Bills aimed at helping at-risk students advance
Many of the education bills wending their way through the Colorado General Assembly aim to provide students with more than academics.
April 9, 2019
Colorado full-day kindergarten bill clears first legislative hurdle with unanimous support
Colorado’s long road to full-day kindergarten passed a first test Tuesday, winning House Education Committee approval. The unanimous vote, met with cheers and applause, came…
April 7, 2019
Colorado districts moving quickly toward full-day kindergarten, complicating funding debate
Large Colorado school districts that collectively serve thousands of children in half-day kindergarten programs are preparing to switch to full-day programs this fall, potentially pushing…
April 4, 2019
Full-day kindergarten across the nation: How does Colorado compare?
As Colorado's full-day kindergarten expansion plan nears the finish line, a look at how its kindergarten policies compare to other states.
February 19, 2019
Higher property values mean Colorado is getting back millions from schools
With student enrollment lower than anticipated and property tax revenues up in many districts, the state could get back as much as $77…
February 14, 2019
As lawmakers consider major preschool expansion, Colorado providers want more than just extra seats
With Gov. Jared Polis’ plan to expand Colorado’s state-funded preschool program, many early childhood educators are hoping for more flexibility along with new slots.
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.
January 15, 2019
Here’s how Colorado Gov. Jared Polis plans to pay for full-day kindergarten
Polis proposes to take advantage of rising property values to fund his top priority.
state of the state
January 10, 2019
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis pushes ‘free kindergarten now’ in opening address
Some lawmakers of both parties have questioned whether full-day kindergarten is the best use of more than $200 million in scarce dollars.
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