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Denver to principals; Keep concerns private, support district publicly

Denver school principals are not allowed to advocate for proposed state laws during work time or using district resources if their opinion on the proposed laws differs from the district’s position, according... Read more »

These four states already have universal preschool. What can Colorado learn from them?

When Colorado launches free preschool for 4-year-olds in 2023, it will join a half dozen other states that already offer universal preschool. All of them have encountered the same tricky task Colorado... Read more »

Polis signs universal preschool bill into law

Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill on Monday to implement a statewide universal preschool program. House Bill 22-1295 outlines the operations of the newly-created Department of Early Childhood (DEC), which will oversee the... Read more »

The $3,500-per-student difference between two Denver schools

Smith Elementary and Carson Elementary are about 4 miles apart in east Denver. Named after longtime educators, both schools opened in the 1950s and serve about 400 students today. But Carson and... Read more »

Colorado refugee women earn early childhood degrees, bring special skills to the classroom

A classroom full of toys, puzzles, costumes, books, flags from around the world and energized children is a place Clementine Gasimba gravitates toward. “I enjoy being with children, and it’s my passion... Read more »

Democrats propose $400 TABOR refunds to taxpayers months before election

Over three million Colorado taxpayers will receive $400 refunds under a plan announced by Democrats on Monday. The refunds must come under the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR), the constitutional amendment passed... Read more »

Enrollment losses in cities prompt talk of school closures

Denver’s Hallett Academy has not escaped the enrollment declines facing schools across the U.S. The already-small school has lost nearly 10% of its enrollment since 2019, and is down to 262 students.... Read more »

Climate change will transform how we live, but these tech and policy experts see reason for optimism

It’s easy to feel pessimistic when scientists around the world are warning that climate change has advanced so far, it’s now inevitable that societies will either transform themselves or be transformed. But as two... Read more »

Arizona ensures in-person clergy visitation to long-term care facilities

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill into law on Monday that requires the accommodation of in-person spiritual care visitations for residents of long-term care facilities, including nursing homes and hospices. The... Read more »

Colorado lawmakers step in to protect Denver innovation zones

The fight over Denver’s semi-autonomous schools has made its way to the state Capitol, where two lawmakers introduced a bill supporters say is crucial to protecting the success of the city’s innovation... Read more »