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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.
Not necessarily united
January 2, 2019
Democrats control Colorado state government. Here’s what that means for education as the legislature opens
Democratic lawmakers don’t necessarily agree with incoming governor Jared Polis or among themselves.
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September 18, 2018
Three things we heard at a gubernatorial candidates forum on early childhood
A gubernatorial candidates forum Monday highlighted some of the big early childhood ideas championed by each campaign, but also left plenty of unanswered questions.
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March 22, 2018
Four takeaways from a new report on the status of Colorado’s children
This year’s version of Colorado's KIDS COUNT report touches timely topics ranging from gun control to the state’s school funding formula.
January 4, 2018
Five takeaways from Chalkbeat’s legislative preview discussion with lawmakers
Colorado legislators gave a preview into the education issues that will be part of the 2018 session including funding, teacher shortage and full-day kindergarten.
September 27, 2016
Most states, including Colorado, invest less in kindergarten than other grades, report says
Most states, including Colorado, don't currently require school districts to offer full-day kindergarten, but experts expect that to change.
November 23, 2015
Report: Colorado taking its “first steps” when it comes to early literacy policy
A new state-by-state report on early literacy policies ranked Colorado 33, highlighting a few bright spots and several areas that need improvement.
March 23, 2015
Childhood poverty finally on the decline, according to KIDS COUNT report
A decline in Colorado's child poverty rate is just one of the many data highlights in the latest KIDS COUNT report published annually by the Colorado Children's Campaign.
February 10, 2014
The basics of early childhood education in Indiana: A new era begins
Indiana has long been behind most of the rest of the country when it comes to state support for early education. But there are some signs the state could be changing its attitude toward early childhood education. An important change in the political landscape was the strong support of Republican Gov. Mike Pence in late 2013 for a new preschool pilot program.
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