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The Politics Of Commencement Speeches

Can the debate over speakers at commencement ceremonies trigger a greater respect for free speech beyond the college campus?

05/20/2014

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Students Can Be Awarded Trophies For Academic Success

Most schools have trophy cases filled with trophies that celebrate athletic victories, basketball, football, baseball, etc. Now you’ll soon find state championship trophies for academics.

05/09/2014

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State Lawmakers Address School Safety With New Urgency

Protecting kids in Colorado classrooms is taking on a new urgency among state lawmakers at the state Capitol.

01/15/2014

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Colorado Rejects Major Schools Funding Change

Colorado voters soundly rejected a $1 billion income tax hike for school funding on Tuesday.

11/05/2013

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State Legislators Not Receiving Photo Radar Tickets

A CBS4 Investigation has found that 100 Colorado state senators and representatives are apparently not getting photo radar tickets in Denver, and never have, due to a loophole in the system.

07/11/2013

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School Finance Bill Aims To Revise Years Of Inequitable School Funding

A mammoth bill to overhaul Colorado’s complicated school-finance formula won initial approval in the state Senate Monday, despite worries the changes won’t mean a thing if voters don’t approve more than $1 billion in new taxes this fall.

04/02/2013

The committee on Tuesday (credit: CBS)

School Funding Overhaul Gets 1st Review In Colorado

Sweeping revisions to how Colorado funds public schools – accompanied by a likely income tax proposal – came under consideration Tuesday in the state Legislature after years of discussion.

03/19/2013

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Pivotal Votes On Colorado Gun Control Measures

Standing firm on new firearm restrictions, Colorado Democrats were advancing aggressive gun-control proposals Friday in a state balancing a history of heartbreaking shootings with a Western heritage where gun ownership is treasured by many.

03/08/2013

CBS4 Political Specialist Shaun Boyd talks with Rep. Mike Johnston, D-Denver (credit: CBS)

Bill Would Bring A Big Tax Increase For Big Changes For Colorado Schools

A state senator is introducing the biggest school reform in Colorado in 20 years, and it all hinges on voters approving a billion dollar tax increase.

03/06/2013

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Illegal Immigrants Rally For Lower Colorado Tuition Rate

Dozens of jubilant students cheered Democratic lawmakers at the Colorado Capitol who want to lower tuition costs for illegal immigrants graduating from state high schools.

01/15/2013

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