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October 20, 2014

Polls Show Early Education Popular in Battleground States

The next step for advocacy groups is to get candidates to support the initiatives, says Kris Perry, the executive director of the First Five Years Fund.

October 10, 2014

Two States Ask the Education Department for Testing Flexibility, But Get Two Different Reponses

Massachusetts faces no consequences from its decision to let districts choose which test to give next spring, but when Colorado explored the possibility of doing the same, the U.S. Department of Education gave it no opening.

September 26, 2014

College Board Weighs in on Colorado Protest Over AP History Curriculum

Students in Jefferson County, Colo., have been staging walk-outs this week to register protest against proposed changes to the Advanced Placement U.S. History curriculum .

September 24, 2014

Colo. Students Protest Proposal to Promote Positive Aspects of U.S. History

Hundreds of high school students in Jefferson County, Colo., protested proposed changes to history curricula.

September 24, 2014

Colorado GOP Candidate's Stance on DREAM Act Blasted in NEA Ad

A new TV ad from the National Education Association features Spanish-speaking parents charging that U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, the Republican challenger for a U.S. Senate seat, is standing in the way of making college more accessible to immigrant families.

September 24, 2014

NEA Ad Buy in Colorado Slams GOP U.S. Senate Candidate on DREAM Act

A new TV ad from the National Education Association, which dings Rep. Cory Gardner, the Republican Senate challenger, features parents speaking in Spanish.

September 04, 2014

Shift in Colorado Law May Save Rural District

The change in the law will allow the district to close a low-performing online school but maintain funding.

August 01, 2014

Legalizing Pot Has Not Led to Increased Use Among Teenagers, Study Says

Researchers say marijuana use didn't grow more significantly in states that legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes than it did elsewhere.

August 01, 2014

Colorado's New Marijuana Tax Helping Some Districts Pay for Capital Projects

Revenue from a 15 percent excise tax on marijuana sales flows into special grant funds to help districts pay for construction projects and to hire more health professionals.

July 22, 2014

A Frank Discussion of the Challenges for Colorado's Rural Teachers

Some rural Colorado teachers say rural areas present challenges to those attempting to live and teach in the community.

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