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Voters reject statewide education funding measure

Many educators across Colorado believe voters missed an opportunity to support students when they voted down Amendment 73, a constitutional amendment that would have instituted a graduated income tax … more

Ballot issue passes for Elizabeth schools

Voters in the Elizabeth School District approved a mill levy override through Issue 4A in the November election, allowing Elizabeth schools to continue receiving $1.59 million each year, which the … more

Scheffel wins race for state board of education

Democrat Tim Krug, of Franktown, and Republican Debora Scheffel, of Parker, were each vying for the state board of education seat for the 4th Congressional District in the Nov. 6 election. Scheffel … more

Elizabeth instructor named foreign language teacher of year

A Spanish teacher at Elizabeth High School has earned the Colorado Congress of Foreign Language teacher of the year award. Heather Witten has published books, developed curriculum, written blogs, … more

Gubernatorial candidates talk education

School funding, achievement gaps, tax breaks and educating a diverse group of students were all topics Colorado gubernatorial candidates Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton weighed in on Sept. 24 when … more

Elizabeth school mill levy override will appear on ballot

In an effort to attract and retain teachers, expand safety and security measures in schools, and provide students with access to technology that facilitates learning, the board of Elizabeth Schools … more

School resumes with a mix of old and new

Students across the district streamed into local schools for the first time this school year, ready to tackle the new challenges that lie ahead of them. Most of the high schoolers and middle … more

Signatures being checked for statewide school funding measure

Coloradans looking to bolster education funding throughout the state may be one step closer to their goal, as the Great Schools, Thriving Communities campaign turned in more than 170,000 signatures … more

Preventing dropouts among pregnant, parenting students

During her sophomore year of high school, Leslie Belmontes found out she was pregnant. Not feeling like she could continue at her traditional high school, Northglenn High, Belmontes transferred to … more

Pension crisis fueling unrest among teachers in Colorado

The loudest rallying cries from Colorado teachers protesting for more education dollars were about dwindling paychecks that are steadily losing ground to the state's rising cost of living. Teachers … more

Elizabeth High School grants 131 diplomas

Bright sunlight bathed the stadium as an overflow crowd of family and friends watched the Elizabeth High School commencement ceremonies on May 26 in the school's stadium. The 131 members of the Class … more

As state cuts back, college student costs soar in Colorado

In 2000, Colorado taxpayers footed 68 percent of the costs of a college degree, with students chipping in about one-third. Two decades and two recessions later, that ratio has nearly flipped as state … more
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