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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.
August 13, 2018
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.
in their own words
July 10, 2018
Colorado 2018 election: Where Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton stand on education
We asked the candidates for governor of Colorado what they think about school funding, school choice, the achievement gap, and more.
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.
Colorado Votes 2018
June 14, 2018
Where candidates in the Colorado Democratic primary stand on education issues
Chalkbeat Colorado asked the Democratic candidates for governor about their own educational experiences, school funding, achievement gaps, and more.
June 7, 2018
Fact checking the Colorado governor’s race: The truth behind 5 claims dividing Democratic contenders
As the Colorado Democratic primary nears, candidates for governor are using old education positions to highlight small policy differences.
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.
February 28, 2018
Gubernatorial candidate Noel Ginsburg wants to do away with Colorado’s educator effectiveness law
Businessman Noel Ginsburg's education platform calls for high-quality apprenticeships, more money for schools, and the repeal of key education reform legislation.
year in review
December 20, 2017
In 2017, Colorado’s public schools were a major theme for Colorado gubernatorial hopefuls
The race is only expected to intensify in the new year. The primaries — the first-ever in which unaffiliated voters can participate — are scheduled for June.
Colorado Vote 2018
November 15, 2017
Polis campaign releases education plan, including new promise about teacher raises
Big questions remain, however, about how Colorado would pay for all of Polis’s education plans.
August 23, 2017
Unified against Trump, the country’s would-be Democratic governors are divided on education
Coming to a Democratic primary near you: a clash over education issues.
Taking the pledge
August 21, 2017
Colorado gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis goes back to school with preschool-pledge commercial
Several gubernatorial hopefuls are incorporating messages about public education into their campaigns.
Follow the money
July 18, 2017
Network of education reformers continue to help shape governor’s race in Colorado
Political observers predict the race to succeed Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, will be the most expensive in history.
An early promise
June 12, 2017
Gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis wants to make preschool and full-day kindergarten free. That could prove tough.
Congressman Jared Polis is the latest Democrat with deep ties to the state’s education community to announce his bid for Colorado governor.
April 4, 2017
Former Jeffco superintendent lands new job as leader of charter network
Former Jeffco superintendent Dan McMinimee will lead a charter school network of alternative education high schools.
March 14, 2017
Yes, Congress scrapped Obama-era education rules. But states say little is changing
What is changing? A requirement for states to get input from community members. But that doesn't mean input is being scrapped, either.
on the record
March 6, 2017
Congressman Jared Polis is more worried about Congress than about Betsy DeVos. Here’s why.
The Boulder Democrat is nevertheless vowing to keep an eye on the secretary.
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