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  1. Q&A: Why Colorado schools want their $1 billion back

    a $257 million surplus in revenues After years of cutting, Colo. lawmakers now plan to spend Colorado ... once but many say the amount on the table this year doesn't amount to much, particularly in rural ... years. So that’s meant larger class sizes, higher staff turnover, older curriculum, technology that is ...

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  2. Salazar shelves controversial teacher tenure bill

    Rep. Joe Salazar (D-Thornton) testifies briefly before asking to shelve his bill for a year ... after a state lawmaker on Monday killed his own proposal aimed at resolving the issue. Colorado’s   2010 ... teacher tenure law   is being rolled out statewide this year but Democratic Representative Joe Salazar ...

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  3. Denver gives those with deferred action status the chance to teach

    4 years-old, is already at work. He teaches fifth- grade at the Denver Center for International Studies at Ford ... license from the state to teach. As a first-year teacher, Fuentes Mena says it’s been “rocky” because the ...

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  4. Jefferson County teachers declare impasse in contract negotiations

    contract with the district expires next year but in their fourth session of public bargaining, the teachers ... restore teacher’s pay to 2011 levels. Teachers have had pay cuts for the past three years but district ... leaders agreed last year to restore the cuts as the economy began recovering. “We’re confused,” Rossi ...

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  5. Boulder astrophysicist simplifies Einstein's theories

    care about Einstein’s ideas now, 100 years after they were discovered?  Einstein’s ideas have been ...

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  6. Q&A: Why high school grades matter, helicopter parenting, more

    Brundin: Well, first you have to understand that 800 of the 3,000 4-year colleges and universities in the ... started as an IQ test in the Army has grown into a $2 billion dollar a year industry. The head of ACT told ... been a surge of articles and books over the past couple of years on how detrimental “helicopter ...

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  7. 7 ways to talk with your teens about marijuana

    are some tips for practicing.   We pulled together these ten tips based on information from Mandy ...

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  8. Does teaching kids to get 'gritty' help them get ahead?

    kid to practice trumpet or study Spanish for hours — or years — on end, while another quits after the ... haven't learned how to respond to frustration and failure.' " After years of focusing on the ... change a child." Indeed, even after three years at Lenox Academy, sometimes all it takes is one bad ...

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  9. CSU scientist honored for innovative work in underground world

    Diana Wall has done research in Antarctica for 25 years. (Photo: Courtesy of CSU) Scientist Diana ... at Colorado State University, has studied these microscopic species in Antartica for 25 years, and ... Antarctica for 25 years. (Photo: Courtesy of CSU) News Diana Wall, who’s being inducted into the Colorado ...

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  10. Colorado legislators consider delaying teacher evaluation changes

    committee, including what one writer calls the most intense education debate in several years. ...

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