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Shaped by the pandemic, racial unrest, and debt fears, Colorado’s class of 2023 steps into the world
Chalkbeat talked to over a dozen other students across the state about their plans after high school.
May 24, 2023
Colorado’s farm students might get less college aid due to FAFSA changes
Some of the changes may have unintended consequences, especially in the way families tally farm and small business assets.
May 22, 2023
Colorado’s Class of 2021 was even less likely to go to college than the Class of 2020
Overall, about 49.9% of 2021 high school graduates went to college, according to new numbers.
May 3, 2023
Native American students’ right to wear regalia at graduation protected by Colorado bill
Students sometimes run into issues or find flat-out prohibition at schools when it comes to wearing regalia at ceremonies, advocates say.
April 7, 2023
First lady Jill Biden visits Colorado, calls the state a model for workforce training
Over the last several years, the state has created programs to get more students to attend college and provide free training for in-demand fields.
April 3, 2023
Colorado’s $38.5 billion budget proposal increases education funding but must contend with inflation
The $38.5 billion proposal for the 2023-24 fiscal year represents an 8.9% increase over the current budget.
March 27, 2023
Funding debate ends hopes for designation for colleges serving first-generation students
Faced with opposition from larger schools that serve fewer first-generation students, the sponsors pulled House Bill 1114 before it went to vote on the House floor.
March 16, 2023
Free college, $1,500 scholarships proposed to fill in-demand Colorado jobs
The proposals build on a program launched last year to offer up to two years of free college for Coloradans pursuing health care jobs.
March 14, 2023
Colorado K-12, higher education workers would get state workplace protections in bill
Senate Bill 111 would extend rights for public employees who openly express views about the workplace, start the process of forming a union, or participate in organizing.
March 1, 2023
Colorado College withdraws from U.S. News & World Report rankings. What does that mean for students?
Colorado College joins a growing list of high-profile law and medical schools that have announced they will no longer submit data to the publication.
February 28, 2023