The state's dropout rate fell .1 percent last school year, the eight-straight year of improvement.
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Republicans on the committee pointed out that even the 6 percent cap could mean tuition doubles in a couple decades.
One Denver teenager, after a lifetime of homelessness, has found hope in teaching other youth.
During the mid-90s, the state spent $500 less per student than the national average. But by 2011-12, the gap measured between $1,800 and $2,800.
Researchers are finding a significant link between stress, brain development and academic performance in teenagers.
A new resource for educators offers insights and guidance to support students dealing with the loss of a loved one.
The new analysis also shows there are not enough good schools in all Denver neighborhoods.
Colorado schools rank 21st in the country in Education Week's annual Quality Counts report released Thursday.