Education News Colorado

Education News Colorado, is a news service devoted to continuing, in-depth coverage of education policymaking in the legislature and state government and to comprehensive coverage and serious analysis of such issues as school choice, accountability and education reform.

Education News Colorado is funded by grants from The Daniels Fund, The Piton Foundation, The Colorado Health Foundation, the Donnell-Kay Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation and the Carson Foundation. Paid sponsors include the Colorado Association of School Boards, the Colorado League of Charter Schools and RBC Capital Markets.

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Tue February 21, 2012

Doctors And Teens At Opposite Ends On Marijuana

Dr. Christian Thurstone, right, an adolescent psychiatrist, gives instruction to a patient, who requested not to be identified, about a prescription at Denver Health’s STEP Program office on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 in Denver.
Joe Mahoney I-News Network

He’s 16 but his baby face makes him look a little older than 10, his age when he first tried marijuana.

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Tue February 14, 2012

EdNews: Impact of Medical Marijuana Bans

Source: Colorado Department of Education Courtesy of Education News Colorado

Do medical marijuana dispensary bans result in declining drug violations in Colorado public schools?

It may be too early for definitive evidence but the answer for two communities, at least, seems to be no.

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Mon February 13, 2012

A Tale of Two Medical Marijuana Cities

This collage shows a group from the more than a dozen medical marijuana dispensaries along West Colorado Avenue in Colorado Springs on Jan. 27, 2012.

Sometime on Saturday, Steve Ackerman sold his last joint. 

His Organic Alternatives, a medical marijuana dispensary in Fort Collins, is one of 23 in this laid-back university town forced to close by Tuesday after residents voted to ban dispensaries.

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Mon February 6, 2012

At Odds With The Space Between Medical Marijuana & Schools


A handful of students from Denver’s East High School recently spent a warm January lunch period huddled against a brick home two blocks from the school, passing a joint and discussing the merits of medical marijuana.

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Wed January 11, 2012

EdNews: Online Bill Still Being Crafted

Brandon Shaffer currently serves as the President of the Colorado Senate. He represents Senate District 17, which includes Longmont, Erie, Lafayette and Louisville.
Colorado State Senate

A bill proposing changes in funding and regulation of online schools could be ready for introduction in a couple of weeks, but the details are still being hammered out, Senate President Brandon Shaffer says.

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