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February 18, 2011

Illegal Immigrant Tuition Bill Clears First Committee

A bill that would let illegal immigrants who graduate from Colorado high schools pay in-state college tuition cleared the Democratic controlled senate education committee on a party line vote yesterday. The committee room was packed, and an opponent of the controversial bill even asked that all non-citizens be removed from the hearing room. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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February 16, 2011

Schools Brace for Budget Cuts

Public schools will likely bear the biggest brunt of the cuts if the Governor’s budget is approved by the legislature. Those cuts come at a time when many traditionally under-performing Colorado schools are starting to win praise for turning things around. From Rocky Mountain Community Radio member station KUNC, Kirk Siegler reports.

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Filed under: Children & Youth,Colorado,Education,Kirk Siegler,KRCC News,RMCR — andrea @ 8:22 am

February 9, 2011

Round-Up: Graduation rates; AFA lawsuit dismissed; and more

The Colorado Department of Education says 72.4% of the class of 2010 graduated high school on time, which means within four years…A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to block a prayer luncheon at the Air Force Academy…and, the Mountain Metropolitan Transit service has replaced 30 passenger vans.

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February 3, 2011

Lawmakers Consider In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants

Democratic state lawmakers are resurrecting a bill that would allow illegal immigrants to receive in state college tuition. The measure failed two years ago in the Democratic controlled senate, but a new lawmaker is hoping for a different outcome this time around. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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February 2, 2011

Round-Up: Statehouse takes up in-state tuition for illegal immigrants; Federal officials look into Roundup Ready crops on Refuge land

The state senate will debate a bill that would allow illegal immigrants to receive in-state college tuition…Federal officials have completed a draft environmental assessment of the potential effects of planting Roundup Ready crops on land in the National Wildlife Refuge System, including land in Colorado.

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January 26, 2011

Round-Up: Students perform better than national average, CO Lawmakers discuss civility

Colorado students scored slightly higher than the national average on a nationwide science test…and, State lawmakers are calling for bi-partisanship and cooperation this legislative session, but can’t seem to agree on whether they need it in writing.

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January 24, 2011

Round-Up: Restoring free breakfasts, New chaplain degree aimed at PTSD, and more

Colorado Democratic lawmakers say they’ll try to reverse a decision cutting off free breakfasts for needy children…Two rodeo events some consider cruel to animals are up for debate in the Colorado legislature…and, a Denver seminary is offering a master’s degree for military chaplains aimed at helping them assist servicemen and women suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

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January 11, 2011

Round-Up: Hickenlooper sworn in, and more

Democrat John Hickenlooper has been sworn into office as Colorado’s 42nd governor….State lawmakers are preparing to take the oath of office tomorrow when Colorado’s annual legislative session begins…and, Colorado education officials say statewide school enrollment has risen by nearly 11,000 students or 1.3 percent.

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January 5, 2011

Flipping School Lunches with Recess

There’s generally less junk food available in schools these days. Vending machines offer healthier snacks, and lunchrooms are being encouraged to cook more nutritious meals. But research is showing that getting kids to eat healthier at school isn’t just about what they eat, but when. KCFR Health Reporter Eric Whitney has more.

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Filed under: Children & Youth,Education,Eric Whitney,Health — andrea @ 5:44 pm

December 27, 2010

Challenges for Rural Schools

Colorado is expected to nearly double in population by the year 2050, but the number of people living in eastern Colorado has been dwindling for decades. While some communities have managed to grow, many others are aging and have little new growth. This poses an ongoing challenge for local schools that are struggling to stay open with fewer students each year. Bente Birkeland has this look at one lawmaker’s plan to try and turn things around.

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