At Trailblazer, learning how to apply knowledge means letting kids struggle for a while, figuring out how to find an answer on their own.
They say the way the state funds its public schools is outdated and needs a major overhaul, and more than 90 percent of them support a new way forward.
What if school was a place where students could discover, go outside frequently and, most importantly, help make the teaching decisions?
Much like a 100 years ago, schooling still relies on grades, tests, homework, lectures, competition, punishments and rewards.
Marie Greenwood's spirit and tenacity helped her overcome racial barriers to become Denver's first black tenured teacher.
Boulder and Denver have the biggest "achievement gaps" among Colorado's largest school districts.
Colorado is hard up for teachers. Graduates from the state’s teacher prep programs are down by 24 percent.
By 2020, Colorado says it will need more than 70 percent of the workforce to have some form of post-secondary credential.
Colorado needs teachers. Thousands of them. The crisis is most acute in rural Colorado, where turnover is high.