Education

CBS4's Shaun Boyd interviews Sen. Michael Bennet (credit: CBS)

Bennet Optimistic After Senate Passes His Education Bill

The Senate has passed the most sweeping education reform since No Child Left Behind in 2001, and one of Colorado’s senators is leading the charge.

08/01/2015

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Colorado’s High Court Blocks School Voucher Program

The Colorado Supreme Court ruled that a school voucher program in suburban Denver violates the state constitution because it provides funding for students to attend religious schools.

06/29/2015

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Colorado Lawmakers Conclude Work With Testing Compromise

Colorado lawmakers concluded the 2015 legislative session Wednesday by passing a major education overhaul that reduces student testing statewide, one of several substantial bills they finished hours before they adjourned.

05/07/2015

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Colorado Lawmakers OK Bill Making Schools Liable For Safety

Legislation to make Colorado public schools legally liable for student safety awaits the governor’s signature.

05/04/2015

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Officials: High Participation Across Colorado For New Tests

On the eve of the first round of Common Core testing, the Colorado State Board of Education declared its support for parents’ right to choose to keep their children from being assessed.

05/02/2015

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Denver Schools Take Lead In Hiring DREAMer Teachers

Like many sojourners to this country, Alejandro Fuentes Mena lives with uncertainty as U.S. immigration policy is debated in the courts, Congress and the White House. But as he awaits a final ruling on his own future, he’s helping other young people build their dreams.

04/04/2015

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Lawmakers Give Initial OK To Colorado Budget For Next Year

Most of Colorado’s $25 billion budget for next year is already set in stone, but lawmakers will get a chance to make minor tweaks before they approve it and send it to the governor later this month.

04/01/2015

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Colorado Youth Survey On Sex, Drugs On Hold

Anonymous surveys asking Colorado’s middle and high school students about their sex lives and drug habits are on hold while the state Board of Education awaits reaction from parents.

03/12/2015

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Nonprofit HOPE Center Helps Young Denver Children

It started out in 1962 with an enrollment of six children and two teachers, but Denver’s HOPE Center is now one of the city’s largest community based organizations.

03/06/2015

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CSU Sharing Research Cost At Japan Nuclear Site

Colorado State University is helping pay the salary of a radiation expert to study the environmental effects of the 2011 meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

03/05/2015

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