Tag Archives | education

ICYMI: Ezzard comes home, CO middle of the road on taxes, first end-of-life patient dies

ICYMI

Here’s a whatever-happened-to update: If you remember Martha Ezzard from her time as a Colorado legislator, you should probably check out the story in the Denver Business Journal. A couple of decades ago, Ezzard and her husband, Dr. John Ezzard, moved to Georgia to run an Ezzard family farm. They turned it into a pretty […]

Read the full story, Subscribe or Sign In
Continue Reading

Guzman: A solution for our rural hospitals

Sen. Lucia Guzman

Delta. Montrose. Lincoln. Teller. Fremont. Las Animas. Morgan. Garfield. These are a handful of counties in rural Colorado that are home to hospitals. Hospitals that not only provide access to life-saving health care for residents, but are most likely the area’s largest employer. These hospitals are typically smaller than their urban counterparts, but they are […]

Read the full story, Subscribe or Sign In
Continue Reading

Noonan: Charter vs. School District money fights result from public education underfunding

Paula Noonan
Public school funding advocates are reduced to fighting over scraps lately, with two bills attempting to “equalize” school finance from different directions. The big picture is that the state Legislature, since the Great Recession, hasn’t come up with any solution to public school underfunding.

This content is only available to subscribers.

Login or Subscribe

Read the full story, Subscribe or Sign In
Continue Reading

Landrum: Suspensions and expulsions should not occur in preschools

Jennifer Landrum

In many ways, preschool creates the foundation for school success. The Denver Preschool Program (DPP) believes strongly that early childhood education and preschool should offer a welcoming environment for every child. It is while attending preschool that children learn to love learning; when we use suspensions and expulsions, we send the opposite message. Such exclusionary […]

Read the full story, Subscribe or Sign In
Continue Reading

ICYMI: ‘Rolling coal,’ pot water rights, switchblades and more

ICYMI
If you ride your bike along busy streets or even highways, you’re probably aware of what “rolling coal” means. For those who don’t, a bill before state lawmakers may not matter, but those who do are pretty excited. The Colorado Independent reported the legislation would impose a $100 traffic fine on motorists who change their […]

This content is only available to subscribers.

Login or Subscribe

Read the full story, Subscribe or Sign In
Continue Reading

Noonan: New ‘most accessed’ bills list gives peek at political strategy

Paula Noonan
Republican state legislators dominate as sponsors of the capitol’s new, “most accessed bills” list with three pieces of legislation written to push Democrats over the edge. The top “most accessed” bill, killed in the House chamber, took a direct shot at politicians who support sanctuary cities, meaning Democrats in Denver and Aurora. Second is a […]

This content is only available to subscribers.

Login or Subscribe

Read the full story, Subscribe or Sign In
Continue Reading

YESTERYEAR: General Assembly toys with corporate, military law

…Twenty Years Ago This Week in The Colorado Statesman … The Colorado General Assembly seemed to have lawmakers’ heads stuck in the corporate law section of the Colorado Revised Statutes. At the start of the 1997 legislative session, the Colorado Bar Association pushed two measures in the Legislature that would have far reaching impact in […]

This content is only available to subscribers.

Login or Subscribe

Read the full story, Subscribe or Sign In
Continue Reading

Reading transportation tea leaves in Grantham’s note to constituents

Colorado Senate President Kevin Grantham, R-Canon City, addresses Americans for Prosperity activists, February 9, 2017. (John Tomasic/The Colorado Statesman).

Senate President Kevin Grantham seems confident a quarter of the way into the legislative session that lawmakers are moving toward tackling the session’s big priority item: They’re going to agree to raise funds for desperately needed transportation upgrades around the state. That’s what he told constituents in his periodic “Dome to Home” newsletter this weekend. […]

Read the full story, Subscribe or Sign In
Continue Reading

Elvrum: Parents are at the heart of school choice

Tillie Elvrum
Last week, Colorado and many other states celebrated National School Choice Week, which raises public awareness for all types of education options for children. The goal is to make a world-class education available for every child. While the type of best education differs for each child, ranging from public school to private school to online […]

This content is only available to subscribers.

Login or Subscribe

Read the full story, Subscribe or Sign In
Continue Reading