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Colorado re-enters Race to the Top education-funding program

After failing to make the grade in the first-round federal Race to the Top education funding competition in March, Colorado has pulled back into...

Ritter signs teacher assessment legislation into law

DENVER-- Governor Bill Ritter signed SB 191, the controversial teacher assessment bill passed at the end of the session into law Thursday. The governor said the bill was the capstone of his administration's work on education policy and a model for education nationwide.

Tweet of the week: “Gov Ritter hates your car!”

The spring's tea party chants are being updated to oppose the state's new car fees. The expression is important for the emotion and general...

Governor Trades Dreams for Reality

Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter's first State of the State speech was about dreams. His second was about reality.In comparison to the bold vision he...

Parents Are the Missing Ingredient in Dropout Prevention

Discussion leader Bill Fulton asked participants at the governor's school dropout prevention summit to "imagine a Colorado education system where no one drops out." At...

Did Someone Say Tax Hike? No, Of Course Not

Getting politicians to talk about tax increases is like trying to turn cougars into house cats. It just ain't natural. So as the costs for improvements...

Transportation Plan Could Get Taxpayers’ Undies in a Wad

If you're talking to a member of the governor's blue ribbon transportation commission and the conversation begins, "Transportation is like comfortable underwear," you'll know...

If Health Insurance Veto Stands, Supporters Could Fall

The number of votes still needed to override the president's veto of expanded kids' health insurance  keeps changing. But 48 hours from a House...

For Now, Teflon Governor Remains Unscratched

It is too soon to proclaim Bill Ritter Colorado's Teflon governor. But it is safe to say that his Republican opposition has yet to...