Schools

Protest of Betsy DeVos reignites debate on school choice

DENVER – Hundreds of Coloradans protested U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ visit in Denver on Wednesday, largely criticizing her stance on using tax dollars to fund private schools. DeVos is...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Department of Education launches new financial transparency website

DENVER – The Colorado Department of Education is hoping to pull back the curtain on school finance with a new website dedicated to tracking the funding streams and expenditures of the state’s 178...

DATE: July 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

GOP candidates differ over student testing in race for state board

DENVER – The Republican primary for State Board of Education in the 3rd Congressional District comes down to a candidate who aligns with tea party interests, and another who is fighting to keep...

DATE: June 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marijuana-in-schools bill sent to governor

DENVER – Students would be guaranteed the ability to use medical marijuana at school under a bill that was sent to the governor on Tuesday. Highlighting an evolution on the subject, the Senate gave...

DATE: May 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Charter schools’ funding battle advances in Colorado committee

DENVER – State lawmakers on Thursday advanced legislation that aims at equitable funding for charter schools, a topic that crosses political lines and has divided school districts. Two bills passed...

DATE: April 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Native American mascots panel praised for report

DENVER – Members of a commission that studied Native American mascots in schools on Monday reported success, blazing the way for a national effort.Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, last year...

DATE: April 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marijuana-in-schools bill advances in Legislature

DENVER – State lawmakers Monday advanced legislation that would allow students to use medical marijuana at school. The legislation passed the House Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources...

DATE: April 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kemper students to plant garden with Michelle Obama

Five fourth-graders from Kemper Elementary plan to be in Washington, D.C., this morning to help plant the White House Kitchen Garden with first lady Michelle Obama. Students Miles Frost, Gael...

DATE: April 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College works to hold on to students

To be healthy financially in this era of decreasing state funding, as well as watching students succeed, Fort Lewis College needs to attract students and keep them. Easier said than done. FLC...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

Governor OKs bill on school violence

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday afternoon signed legislation that could hold schools liable for certain acts of preventable violence. The legislation was named for Claire Davis, who...

DATE: June 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos preschool expands for the new school year

The Mancos Early Learning Center opened a new classroom and started an extended care program for the new school year. The center's Director Pearlie Mae Chadwick said that additional funding from...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Hundreds attend back-to-school bash

An interdenominational effort to bring school supplies to children in need reached hundreds of children this year. Zandra Hart addressed a crowd of about 300 people in the sanctuary of the Lifeway...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Education