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Rob Beam, principal of Johnson Elementary School (credit: CBS)

Denver Principal Has School On Class Time Expansion Track

The amount of time students spend in school doesn’t guarantee a difference in student achievement, but one Denver school is already finding that more hours has positive results.

12/04/2012

A Colorado classroom (credit: CBS)

5,000 Public School Students In Colorado To Spend More Hours At School

Colorado is one of five states where a group of students will soon start spending more time in class, as a program looks at what adding 300 hours to the school year would mean in terms of learning.

12/03/2012

A classroom in Colorado (File photo credit: CBS)

Education Officials Say Officials: More Time In Classroom Will Give Students Access To More Well-Rounded Curriculum

School for thousands of public school students is about to get quite a bit longer. Five states, including Colorado, are set to announce Monday that they will add at least 300 hours of learning time to the calendar in some schools starting in 2013.

12/02/2012

Bill Gates (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/GettyImages)

Colorado To Get School Grant From Gates Foundation

Colorado is getting some help from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

11/19/2012

Gov. John Hickenlooper (credit: CBS)

State Budget Plan Focuses Investments Instead Of Cuts

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s budget proposal released Thursday includes more funding for education, more Medicaid spending, and pay increases for state employees for the first time in five years.

11/01/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum Obama/Romney: Square Off Over Education and Energy

Today on the CBS Local forum, Romney and Obama were asked: What will you do to make the U.S. more energy independent?

10/12/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum Obama/Romney: Debating Cities and Education

When it comes to America’s future, the issue of education rises to the top for many which is why Obama and Romney were asked to weigh in on it as well.

10/11/2012

David J. Wineland, a physicist at the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder, Colorado, speaks at a press conference held at NIST on October 9, 2012 in Boulder, Colorado. Wineland has won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics for "ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems."  Wineland has worked at NIST for 37 years and is internationally recognized for his research on trapped ions. (Photo by Dana Romanoff/Getty Images)

Boulder Scientist Wins Nobel Prize For Quantum Physics

A French-American duo shared the 2012 Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for inventing methods to observe the bizarre properties of the quantum world, research that has led to the construction of extremely precise clocks and helped scientists take the first steps toward building superfast computers.

10/09/2012

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Schools Ask Colorado Court To Uphold Funding Ruling

Schools and parents suing Colorado over how it funds education are urging the state Supreme Court to uphold a lower court ruling that found the current system to be “irrational and inadequate.”

09/28/2012

Lt. Col. Herb Rose jumps out to greet his children (credit: CBS)

3 Siblings Win Their Dad In Surprising School Raffle

A huge raffle prize was unwrapped at a school in Douglas County on Tuesday, and the students couldn’t believe what — or who — was inside.

08/29/2012

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