Want evidence of just how colorful Colorado has become? Stop by the Colorado Senate this morning, where two big bills will be considered. One, calling for new sex education standards, shows how very blue the Colorado Legislature is these days, The second, HB 13-1061, which would set standards for "r ... More >>
The fight for and against Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol act, is entering its final stages -- and Roger Sherman, campaign director for Smart Colorado, the No on 64 movement, admits that he can't compete with proponents when it comes to resources. So he's countering with events and ... More >>
This week, President Barack Obama talked to CU-Boulder students about college affordability. But how affordable is CU?
According to a list of four-year public colleges compiled by the U.S. Department of Education, the university costs more than 79 percent of the institutions on the roster.
Nancy Werkmeister, a former assistant principal at North High School involved with the problem-ridden credit recovery program, is now working at Montbello High School. Denver Public Schools spokesman Mike Vaughn says Werkmeister "has a part-time contract to help with scheduling to make sure students ... More >>
As the Fringe slides into the weekend, openings include two shows we've already highlighted in print -- an adapted Irish mystery, The Third Policeman, 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Dairy Center and Kelsey Huff's solo2 show HUFFS, 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Dairy -- and a whole lot more.
Germany? Colorado's Board of Education recently added social studies to its new testing system -- a move that may prevent more geography horror stories like professor Aimee Pellet's. She described a recent map test on which one student labeled the Rocky Mountains "the Alps," another ID'd Alas ... More >>
Tom Tancredo.Democratic gubernatorial nominee John Hickenlooper has kept to his vow to keep his campaign positive. Had he decided to go negative on Tom Tancredo, though, he would have found no shortage of material on the American Constitution Party candidate: Google "Tancredo" and "controvers ... More >>
Ken Buck.Ken Buck: Too extreme for Colorado?
How about, Ken Buck: Too embarrassing for Colorado.
We seem to have our own Joe Biden in the house, a guy who can't stop putting his foot in his mouth. In some ways it's refreshing to see a politician who's not slick enough to lie and obfuscate e ... More >>
Dick Wadhams.In recent days, Colorado Republican Party boss Dick Wadhams has been eager to chat about Tom Tancredo. On Friday in this space, Wadhams blasted Tancredo's planned run for governor, and he gave Tancredo an earful on a radio talk show yesterday. But now that Tancredo is in the race ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Colorado was chosen today as one of nineteen finalists in round two of the U.S. Department of Education's Race to the Top grant contest. If successful, the state stands to win $175 million. If not, Colorado gets zilch -- which is what happened when it applied for $377 million i ... More >>
Tom Boasberg has got DPS' numbers.More kids are enrolled in Colorado schools than ever before: 832,368 to be exact, according to numbers released this week by the state Department of Education. And Denver Public Schools is contributing heavily to that growth. The city's enrollment is up 4,493 ... More >>
Drew Litton would have drawn Birdman's hair taller if it had been a bigger glass.A short-cut to Denver's corner of the blogosphere.
As a bonus to AJ Vicens' analysis of last night's Nuggets win over Oklahoma City, the folks at 5280 include a video showing how you can rock a "faux-hawk" like ... More >>
A banner from the Independence Institute's "Ed Is Watching" website.
Our item yesterday about a Douglas County school allowing parents to opt out of letting their kids watch a Tuesday speech to the nation's schoolchildren by President Barack Obama has been followed by plenty of mainstream cov ... More >>
The U.S. Department of Education is eliminating several regional director jobs, disappointing Coloradans hoping for an appointment, the Denver Post reports today. According to a notice outlining the job eliminations,"These political appointees have not had substantial policy or administrative func ... More >>