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Colorado activists bank on midterm blue wave to pass 2019 law...

Note: This story has been updated to include comments from 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler. Opponents of the death penalty — hoping to capitalize...

Philanthropies to Polis: “Fund Colorado’s water plan.” John Hickenlooper's water strategy...

A group seeking to jumpstart Gov. John Hickenlooper’s state water plan is asking Gov.-elect Jared Polis to support ways to fund it. Convened by...

Colorado continues split control of the state Capitol

Democrats appear likely to keep control of the state House, and Republicans their one-seat lead in the state Senate, based on unofficial returns from...

Funding passes for struggling rural schools

Rural schools across Colorado will likely have help finding teachers to fill empty classrooms, thanks to a proposal approved in the waning hours of...

Data privacy, school finance top education issues for 2016 legislative session

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Todd Engdahl on May 13, 2016 For education, the 2016 legislative session was more about what didn’t happen than...

What did lawmakers do for Jane Coloradan and her family this...

  Hi, I'm Jane. I'm a 34-year-old married mom of two living in a Denver suburb. Like the typical Colorado family, my husband and I...

Rural school funding axed in School Finance Act deal

A handful of rural school districts in Colorado will have to shoulder millions in budget cuts on their own, the result of a fraught compromise...

Charter funding fight ends with compromise, defeat of two bills as...

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Todd Engdahl on May 10, 2016 A House committee decision to kill two charter school bills Tuesday ended the...

Plan to reduce accountability paperwork clears the legislature

Many Colorado educators have been hoping the legislature would give them relief from an important but sometimes onerous chore – writing annual district and school improvement plans.