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September 24, 2018
Where Bruce Rauner and J.B. Pritzker stand on key education issues, from charters to Chicago’s school board
The race for Illinois governor is shaping up to be one of the most expensive in U.S. history, and anyone who hasn’t been…
March 7, 2016
State’s college attendance rate shows slight turnaround
The percentage of Colorado high school students enrolling in college right after graduation increased slightly in 2014, according to a new report.
PARCC for college
March 8, 2015
Two Colorado colleges move toward making PARCC results count
A pair of Colorado colleges have announced they will evaluate the use of scores on PARCC language arts and math exams as a way to determine if students need remedial classes.
Cost of college
February 13, 2015
Tuition increases stabilize, but perhaps not for long
A new report from the Department of Higher Education throw fresh light on an issue of perpetual concern to parents and policymakers – rising college costs.
First marathon of session
January 26, 2015
Panel passes kindergarten, preschool funding bills, but divisions remain
The House Education Committee on Monday passed two bills intended to increase funding for both preschool and full-day kindergarten, but the discussion highlighted differences over which program should have the highest priority.
January 22, 2015
Senate panel not persuaded, kills tuition cap bill
A bare, 5-4 majority of the Senate Education Committee on Thursday killed Senate Bill 15-062, a measure that would have set a 6 percent cap on annual tuition increases by state colleges and universities.
Inbox filling up
January 14, 2015
Pair of testing reduction bills pop up in Senate
The first testing bills of 2015 have been formally introduced in the Senate, one that would make extensive trims in the current assessment system and the second of which would cut back social studies testing.
January 12, 2015
New bill would extend college tuition increase cap indefinitely
A bill that would indefinitely extend the current 6 percent cap on annual tuition increases at state colleges and universities was introduced by two Democratic…
January 8, 2015
Bill would give scholarships to top three grads at every high school
Inspired by his own experience, a veteran Democratic senator has introduced a bill that would provide four-year, full-tuition scholarships at state colleges and universities for the top three graduates of every Colorado high school every year.
December 4, 2014
Higher ed commission signs off on new funding model
The Colorado Commission on Higher Education Thursday gave unanimous approval to a new formula that would fund state colleges and universities based partly on performance factors such as student retention and graduation and service to low-income students.
New day for college funding
November 23, 2014
All win – more or less – under new high ed funding model
The proposed new formula for funding Colorado’s public colleges and universities would give every institution an increase in 2015-16, but some campuses would gain more than others.
September 16, 2014
Have your say on how the state pays for higher education
Colorado’s higher education system is in the middle of trying to figure out how to implement House Bill 14-1319, which sets up a new system…
June 24, 2014
Higher ed system goes back to the drawing board
With polite smiles firmly pasted on their faces, Colorado’s higher education leaders and bureaucrats are steeling themselves for an intense six months of work on a performance funding system that none of them asked for.
April 21, 2014
Online bill has rocky outing in House Education
Proposed changes in state law governing multi-district online schools got generally bad reviews from witnesses at a committee hearing Monday, and a vote was delayed so its sponsors can work up some amendments. The bill was part of a 10-bill calendar of mixed bills heard by House Education.
April 17, 2014
Higher ed funding bill has easy time in House
It’s nice to be speaker of the House, even when you’re a lame duck. The House Thursday gave easy preliminary approval to Speaker Mark Ferrandino’s…
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