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Colorado Gov. Polis signs school finance act, other funding measures

Per-pupil spending will increase 6% from this year, special education funding will increase nearly 40%, more high school students will have access to free college courses, and school districts with low property... Read more »

Colorado bill to improve school climate, limit seclusion and restraint advances

Despite strong objections from school districts and charter schools, the House Education Committee put its support behind a wide-ranging bill that limits the use of seclusion and restraint, sets higher standards for... Read more »

Chris Gibbons leaving STRIVE Prep charter network he founded

Chris Gibbons, CEO of homegrown Denver charter school network STRIVE Prep, is leaving the organization he founded 16 years ago. In a letter to the school community, Gibbons said he plans to... Read more »

Colorado plan aims to connect higher ed, workforce

Lillian Atunu supports her four children working overnight shifts as a certified nursing assistant, but she sees better pay and better hours on the horizon. Through a program at Community College of... Read more »

Denver school board member Brad Laurvick resigning

Denver school board member Brad Laurvick plans to resign this summer. Laurvick has served as the pastor of Highlands United Methodist Church in Denver for the last 10 years. He announced in... Read more »

Community schools option not intended for Adams 14

To address persistent academic struggles, Adams 14 leaders have proposed developing community schools to provide extensive wraparound services such as tutoring for students, English classes for parents, on-site laundry facilities, and food... Read more »

Ballot measure would steer part of TABOR tax refunds to Colorado schools

Colorado voters could be asked to forgo a portion of expected tax refunds in order to steer more money to the state’s schools. Advocates filed paperwork Thursday to place an initiative on... Read more »

More students attend Colorado charter schools, but access still isn’t equal

More Colorado students than ever are enrolled in charter schools, and those students posted higher test scores than those of students in district-run schools during a pandemic-disrupted school year. At the same... Read more »

Adams 14 releases audit of spending on external manager MGT Consulting

The Adams 14 school district paid almost half a million dollars to subcontractors for work that appears substantially similar to work already included in its contract with external manager MGT Consulting, a... Read more »

Mask mandate in Denver Public Schools lifts Feb. 28

Denver will no longer require masks in schools and child care settings after Feb. 25, becoming the latest in a series of counties to lift their local mask mandates. Following that policy... Read more »