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Transgender students struggle with mental health issues, survey shows

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Ann Schimke on June 21, 2016 Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth in Colorado are more likely to plan...

Despite boost, Colorado school funding is still below pre-recession levels

If there’s any topic that is almost as important to lawmakers as the budget, it’s education. So what will be different for Colorado’s rural...

Civics test bill fails on final Senate roll-call vote

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Todd Engdahl on April 5, 2016 The bill to require high school students to pass a civics test to...

Heath says he is on track to put education funding increase...

State Senator Rollie Heath, D-Boulder, is undaunted. As schools were being systematically defunded by the Legislature during this last session, He floated the idea of a tax increase to fund schools. Then he announced plans to take it before the voters with an initiative this November.

Colorado proposes slashing higher ed budget by half

DENVER-- Lawmakers here are proposing that half of the money allotted to education will be cut in the 2011-2012 state budget. The new reality will force tuition increases and program eliminations in what the Senate Majority and Minority leaders characterize as a last-ditch effort to save Colorado higher education.