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Lawmakers To Discuss Eliminating Some Standardized Tests

Standardized tests face their own test at the state Capitol on Thursday.


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College Tuition Caps Before Colorado Lawmakers

A measure to permanently cap tuition hikes at Colorado’s public colleges and universities faces its first test Thursday.


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Things To Know At The Colorado Statehouse This Week

After two weeks of formalities, Colorado lawmakers will get down to work this week.



Lawmakers Approve Student Safety Hotline Funding

A panel of Colorado lawmakers has unanimously voted to support a school safety hotline, citing Thursday’s threats to Columbine High School as evidence the program is crucial.


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Colorado School-Funding Debate Delayed

A major rewrite of Colorado’s school-funding process has been delayed another day while state senators review changes to the bill.


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Colorado School Funding Overhaul Up For Vote

A monster overhaul of Colorado’s school-funding process faces its first test in the Colorado Legislature.


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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.


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Metro State Name Closer To ‘Unversity’ Change

Metropolitan State College is closer to a slight name change, after the school settled a dispute with the University of Denver.


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Senate Panel Embraces Garcia As Higher Education Chief

DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s lieutenant governor breezed through a Senate confirmation hearing allowing him to also lead the state Department of Higher Education. The Senate Education Committee voted 8-0 Thursday to confirm Joe Garcia as […]


Teachers testified at the Senate Education Committee on Thursday at the state Capitol (credit: CBS)

Educators Warn Further Colorado Cuts Will Gut Schools

Teachers lined up in Colorado’s Capitol Thursday to give senators an earful about how looming budget cuts will hurt students, even as state economists warned that improving state finances won’t prevent education from being cut next year.


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