Bipartisan spirit to take on education issues?

By Nic Garcia CHALKBEAT When state lawmakers ended their regular business in May, leaders under the gold dome congratulated themselves for finding a long list of bipartisan compromises — including deals on some of the most prickly education issues. Education debates over charter school funding, a diploma credential for students who speak two languages and

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Lawmaker Rachel Zenzinger looks back at 2017 session

By Shanna Fortier ARVADA PRESS Arvada resident Rachel Zenzinger won election to the Colorado Senate, representing District 19, in November. Previously, she served in the same capacity during the 2014 legislative session. During the 71st General Assembly, she served on the Senate Education Committee, Transportation Committee and the Student Safety and Youth in Crisis Committee.

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Colorado educators spent months crafting legislation

By Nicholas Garcia CHALKBEAT Teachers show up at the statehouse all the time while Colorado lawmakers are debating education policy. Rarely do they have a piece of legislation they crafted themselves in hand. Elaine Menardi, education program coordinator for Wings Aerospace Academy in Denver, and Jess Buller, principal of West Grand Elementary and Middle School

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Incident at Pocatello school raises questions

By Shelbie Harris IDAHO STATE JOURNAL Charity Noe was astonished when her 10-year-old daughter came home from school complaining that a teacher had allegedly physically disciplined her. After reporting the incident to Pocatello-Chubbuck School District 25 and Pocatello police, Charity was even more surprised to find out that teachers can legally use physical force on

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Transportation funding proposal veers into ditch

NORTHGLENN THORNTON SENTINEL A bill that would have asked Colorado voters to approve a sales tax increase to help fund billions of dollars in transportation projects has been rejected by Republicans in the state Senate. But the Democratic speaker of the House is optimistic the nearly two-month discussion surrounding House Bill 1242 will be good

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