A look at the first education bills filed in the Colorado legislature this year
Priorities include addressing teacher shortages, helping adult students, and providing incentives for incarcerated people to learn while in prison.
January 10, 2023
Colorado lawmakers pledge ‘thoughtful’ school funding debate amid budget constraints
Two of the first bills introduced in the House cover student loan forgiveness and mental health supports for students.
January 9, 2023
A guide to following education issues in the Colorado General Assembly
To explain the lawmaking process and the opportunities for public input, we’ve prepared this guide to the legislative session.
January 4, 2023
Colorado budget proposal seeks workforce development, math instruction funds
The governor wants to expand short-term community college programs to train more than 250 additional nurses annually.
January 3, 2023
Better jobs in less time: Colorado plan aims to connect higher ed, workforce
A package of bills unveiled Tuesday and backed by Gov. Jared Polis lays out how the state will spend roughly $95 million in federal relief money to improve access to higher education and connect education to in-demand jobs.
March 30, 2022
$36 billion Colorado budget would boost K-12, higher ed spending
The state would grant colleges and universities $105.3 million in general funding, 11.4% more than this year. It would also increase financial aid by $24.3 million.
March 29, 2022
Colorado’s fight over collective bargaining rights could hinge on education
The debate has divided groups that are often allies at the Capitol and could leave employees of K-12 school districts and those who work for public colleges and universities with different rights — or no new rights at all.
February 25, 2022
Colorado’s 2022 legislative session: A look at the first education bills
They include proposals on workforce training and concurrent enrollment, and a bill that would prevent colleges from holding back transcripts over small unpaid bills.
January 13, 2022
Colorado State of the State: Polis promises more investment in education
While promising to invest more — more in youth mental health, more in child care and preschool, more in K-12 schools, more in workforce training and higher education institutions — Polis’ speech did not go into details of new policy initiatives.
January 13, 2022
Gov. Jared Polis just signed Colorado’s budget. Here’s what it does for education.
The budget restores nearly $500 million in higher ed spending that was cut last year and includes $100 million to help low-income and first-generation students.
May 18, 2021