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Fact checking the Colorado governor’s race: The truth behind 5 claims...

With less than a month to go before the primary, the Democratic candidates for governor of Colorado are sparring not over the future of...

Proposed shift in Colorado’s school ratings draws ire of education reform,...

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Nicholas Garcia on June 7, 2016 A broad coalition of education reform and civil rights groups is lobbying against a proposed change to the...

Polis set to introduce bill to better fund special education

Congressman Jared Polis, D-Boulder, Tuesday announced he will introduce legislation to fully fund the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) of 1975, which promised to pay 40 percent of the excess cost of educating students with disabilities.

Poverty rate among Colorado children takes big jump, report says

The last decade has seen an alarming increase in the number of Colorado children living in poverty, according to a study released Tuesday by the nonpartisan, nonprofit Colorado Children's Campaign. While the study finds an 85 percent rise in the number of poor children from 2000 to 2007, the study's authors warn "[t]he current economic downturn will exacerbate what already are troubling trends in Colorado -- namely, that too many children in the state live in poverty and these numbers are growing rapidly."